Saanich stands out in men’s soccer finals

Saanich Fusion Old School won the Tony Grover Masters Cup by defeating Saltspring United 4-1

Saanich was well represented in the Vancouver Island Soccer Association cup finals at Royal Athletic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

At the masters level, Saanich Fusion Old School won the Tony Grover Masters Cup by defeating Saltspring United 4-1 on goals by Elcidio Cabral, Jeevan Manhass, Vladimir Music and Andy Basi.

Harrison Jason scored for Saltspring and Manhass was named the MVP of the game.

The Saanich Fusion Harris Dodge were shut out in the George Pearkes Challenge Cup (for divisions 3-4) by Juan de Fuca. JDF keeper Chris Ohara earned the clean sheet with JDF’s Brent Cameron earning the game MVP.

In an all-Saanich youth derby, the Fusion edged Gorge 2-0 for the George Smith U21 Cup. Phil Timmer scored in the 57th minute and Ryan Timmer in the 88th minute with keeper Mike Zadravec earning the shutout.

The Game MVP went to Fusion’s Matt Buehler.

A pair of former Saanich Fusion Div. 1 players, Patrick Nelson and Cooper Barry, each scored in extra time to propel Cowichan to the Sir John Jackson Cup Island title over Bays Utd. Liquor Plus, 2-0. Nelson was named the MVP of the game.