JBD controls the ball during the women’s final of the Insomnia Tournament on Dec. 31 at Vanier Catholic Secondary School. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Getting a kick out of the new year

Sixteen teams took part in the 2017 Insomnia Christmas Tournament

The 2017 Insomnia Christmas Tournament happened at Vanier Catholic Secondary School over the weekend.

The indoor soccer tournament with 10 men’s teams and six women’s teams kicked off on Dec. 28 and wrapped up with the finals on Dec. 31.

On the men’s side of the bracket, RDFC defeated the 91 Grizzlies in the final 5-3 to win the tournament.

The women’s winners were Charly’s Angels after a 7-3 win against JBD in the final match.

Organizer Alejandro Pulido said the tournament was again a success, and that changes to honour Donny Richardson were well received.

“It was another successful tournament,” said Pulido. “There was lots of good feedback from everyone and we had a good feeling of community throughout the tournament.”

The MVP trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in each division, was renamed the Donny Richardson Award and all players received shirts with Richardson’s name and number on the back.

The Donny Richardson Award was given to Coty Fraser on the men’s side and Sam Burgess was the female winner.

Recognition was also given to the top goal scorers in the tournament, with Matthias Hartmann winning on the men’s side and Malorie Hanson on the women’s side.

After all the games were done, the tournament wrapped up with a reception at the Whitehorse Curling Club, where Pulido said many of the players were able to ring in the new year together.

Contact John Hopkins-Hill at john.hopkinshill@yukon-news.com

soccerWhitehorse

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

During our recent conversation, John Nicholson showed me snapshots of his time working on the Yukon riverboats 70 years ago. (Michael Gates)
History Hunter: Yukon man relives the riverboat days after seven decades

John Nicholson took summer work on Yukon steamers in the 1950s

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
YUKONOMIST: Another election, another anomaly

Monday’s “double-tie” election is generating some free publicity for the Yukon as Outside news agencies scramble to find someone to interview.

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
First two readings passed on Whitehorse e-bike bylaw

Delegate calls on city to consider age restrictions and further regulations

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Change of plans approved for city hall

Project would see 1966 city hall demolished

A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)
October opening eyed for Dairy Queen

Will depend on everything going according to plan

Joel Krahn/joelkran.com Hikers traverse the Chilkoot Trail in September 2015. Alaska side.
The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer

The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer Parks… Continue reading

A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Rural dump closures and tipping fees raise concern from small communities

The government has said the measures are a cost-cutting necessity

Letters to the editor.
Today’s mailbox: Hands of Hope, the quilt of poppies

Toilets are important Ed. note: Hands of Hope is a Whitehorse-based non-profit… Continue reading

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
City news, briefly

A look at city council matters for the week of April 12

École Whitehorse Elementary Grade 7 students Yumi Traynor and Oscar Wolosewich participated in the Civix Student Vote in Whitehorse on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Student Vote chooses Yukon Party government; NDP take popular vote

The initiative is organized by national non-profit CIVIX

Yvonne Clarke is the newly elected Yukon Party MLA for Porter Creek Centre. (Submitted/Yukon Party)
Yvonne Clarke elected as first Filipina MLA in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Clarke beat incumbent Liberal Paolo Gallina in Porter Creek Centre

Emily Tredger at NDP election night headquarters after winning the Whitehorse Centre riding. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Emily Tredger takes Whitehorse Centre for NDP

MLA-elect ready to get to work in new role

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Two new cases of COVID-19 variant identified in territory

“If variants were to get out of control in the Yukon, the impact could be serious.”

Most Read