Outdoor Moon Day Tournament | EMSA Spruce Grove

Moon Day 2017

Moon Day Tournament

July 13-16, 2017

Thank You to our all of our participating Teams and Coaches!  All the parents who supported their teams and Players!  Thank you to all our Referees! Lastly, Thank you to all of our Volunteers!  This tournament would not have happened without all of you.

2017 Moon Day Results

 U18 Boys Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Edmonton Drillers 2000 Boys  Gold 13 1 12 9
SW Sting FC – Sanchez-Lona  Silver 4 5 -1 6
SG Saints (Walbaum)  Bronze 3 8 -5 3

U18 Boys Pool B

Team Name F A D P
GP United U18 Boys  Gold 9 0 9 6
Sherwood Park Phoenix (Espinoza)  Bronze 5 5 0 3
Selects FC (Cosentino)  Silver 1 10 -9 0

U16 Boys Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Scottish United  Gold 9 1 8 7
FSJ Northern Strikers  Silver 5 4 1 6
Sh Park (Corbalan)  Bronze 1 8 -7 3

U16 Girls Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Lethbridge FC  Gold 15 5 10 7
St Albert Impact (McCartney)  Silver 10 6 4 7
MW Selects FC (Cadieux)  Bronze 0 7 -7 1

U14 Boys Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Sting Sao Paulo (Halat)  Gold 14 1 13 9
Xtreme FC (Marchese)  Silver 11 4 7 6
Medicine Hat RASC  Bronze 5 10 -5 3

U14 Boys Pool B

Team Name F A D P
Xtreme FC (Jarosz/Demchuk)  Gold 15 0 15 9
Juventus 2004X  Silver 6 7 -1 6
SG Saints 2004 (Silvest)  Bronze 3 8 -5 3

U14 Boys Pool C

Team Name F A D P
FSJ Northern Strikers (Buziak)  Gold 9 2 7 6
STORM (Fediuk)  Silver 8 5 3 3
Battle River United U13 (Porter)  Bronze 1 11 -10 0

U14 Girls Pool A

Team Name F A D P
MUSC Lyon 03  Gold 7 1 6 7
Spruce Grove Saints (Campbell)  Silver 9 9 0 6
Spruce Grove Saints Horsfield  Bronze 7 7 0 3

U14 Girls Pool B

Team Name F A D P
GP United U14 Girls (Gillman)  Gold 13 1 12 10
Lethbridge FC (Gray)  Silver 10 3 7 8
Coaldale Tempest FC (U14G)  Bronze 6 12 -6 4

U12 Boys Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Edmonton Strikers, Mwinyi  Gold 14 3 11 9
Xtreme FC (Fattah/Marchese)  Silver 3 5 -2 4
MW Selects FC (Hannah)  Bronze 2 5 -3 3

U12 Boys Pool B

Team Name F A D P
St Albert Impact 2006 Boys  Silver 5 1 4 6
Xtreme (Chamseddin)  Gold 1 3 -2 3
Spruce Grove Saints (Rudelich)  Bronze 1 3 -2 0

U12 Boys Pool C

Team Name F A D P
Xtreme FC (DaSilva)  Gold 14 4 10 7
Vegreville U12 Selects  Silver 16 7 9 7
Lethbridge FC (Rocca)  Bronze 8 17 -9 1

U12 Girls Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Lethbridge FC U12G  Gold 6 1 5 6
Xtreme FC (Gomez)  Silver 4 6 -2 3
SG Saints (Svarich)  Bronze 4 7 -3 0

U12 Girls Pool B

Team Name F A D P
Coaldale Tempest FC (U12G)  Gold 14 4 10 9
GP United U12 Girls (Haakstad)  Silver 8 6 2 6
Inter 2006 Girls  Bronze 6 9 -3 3

U12 Girls Pool C

Team Name F A D P
MUSC Breakers  Gold 14 2 12 9
Blizzard Hurricanes  Silver 9 3 6 6
SG Saints 06 (Croisetiere)  Bronze 3 10 -7 3

U10 Boys Pool A

Team Name F A D P
Victoria 2007 Boys  Gold 10 5 5 4
Impact (Fong)  Silver 8 8 0 3
Juventus X U10 (Muresan)  Bronze 6 11 -5 1

U10 Boys Pool B

Team Name F A D P
Warriors (Barba/Guzman)  Gold 21 10 11 9
FSJ Northern Strikers (Snider)  Silver 16 11 5 6
St. Albert Impact (Dvorak) -2008  Bronze 10 11 -1 3

U10 Boys Pool C

Team Name F A D P
Fort McMurray Fury (Fontaine)  Gold 13 6 7 6
West Warriors (Heitt) 2008  Silver 7 6 1 3
SW Sting (Alami)  Bronze 4 12 -8 0

U10 Girls Pool A

U10 Spruce grove saints girls  Gold 13 10 3 7
U10 TEMPESTS  Silver 14 6 8 6
U10 LFC Chargers  Bronze 7 11 -4 4

A Brief History of the Moon Day Tournament

Back in the earlier 2000’s there were not near the number of Edmonton area youth soccer tournaments that there are today, especially later in the season. Two zones in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) recognized this and got together to create a later season “provincial warm up” tournament for teams advancing to provincials and a season ending tournament for teams who did not qualify for provincials. The Spruce Grove and the Edmonton West zones began the planning and sanctioning process for such a tournament in the winter of 2007/08 and by the early spring of 2008 everything was in place. This new tournament would be held in Spruce Grove the third weekend of July, 2008.
During the planning process several names for the tournament were thought of and bantered about. Those planning the tournament wanted something different, something that would catch people’s attention and make them ask “why is that the tournament name?” Historical events happening in later July were looked at as a possible source of inspiration for a tournament name. On July 20th, 1969 one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments took place, landing a man safely on the moon. Neil Armstrong, one of three astronauts on the Apollo 11 lunar mission, took those few steps down the ladder of the lunar module and then stepped upon the moon saying those now famous words “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Realizing the anniversary of this major historical event happens very close to the time of the tournament, it didn’t take long for the name of “Moon Day” to be suggested and accepted as the tournament name. By naming the tournament the “Moon Day” we are paying tribute to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments and we have a name/logo that has certainly caught people’s attention as every year we have several people ask why the tournament is called the “Moon Day”.
Starting in 2011 the Moon Day tournament became a SGSA tournament only as the Edmonton West Zone stepped aside to work on other projects within their own zone. Over the years teams from BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and all parts of Alberta have traveled to Spruce Grove to participate in the Moon Day tournament. A huge thank you to all of those teams for participating in past Moon Day tournaments. It goes without saying that without these teams there would have been no tournament!