Soccer team to run at second gold ulu

Yukon's junior female soccer team will have targets on their backs at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games this March in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Yukon’s junior female soccer team will have targets on their backs at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games this March in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Not only is Yukon the defending gold medalist in the junior female division at the Games, more than half the team is back on board for another go.

“Really strong,” said head coach Charly Kelly, describing her team. “They are a seasoned group of girls, so they have all played a lot of soccer.”

The team features five who played on Yukon’s gold-winning junior female team at the 2012 Arctic Games in Whitehorse. Included is the division’s top-scorer Camille Galloway, who scored 14 goals in five matches. Also on board are Jaylene Kelly and Morgan Paul, who tied for sixth in scoring with three goals each.

The team also includes Hannah Milner and Samantha Wintemute from Yukon’s silver-winning juvenile female squad from the 2012 Arctic Games. Milner was third in scoring in the tournament’s division with nine goals and Wintemute tied for fourth in scoring with eight.

All but forward Rachel Kinvig and alternate Marguerite Tolgyesi played for Yukon at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que., and the Yukon Strikers U18 rep soccer team last season.

“Rachel played a bit with us as well, but then she branched off into dog mushing,” said Kelly. “So she has played with us before, it’s just been a while.”

In fact, most of the team has been playing together since the under-eight division. Seven played for Yukon at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, B.C., taking fifth with a win over N.W.T. in the final match of the tournament.

Yukon’s junior female team won gold at the 2012 Arctic Games on artificial turf, but it’ll be different in Fairbanks. The indoor soccer will take place in gymnasiums on hardwood. The smaller space will make for a quicker game.

“We haven’t had a lot of time together because the team was just selected at the end of November,” said Kelly. “So we have to figure out playing again in a small space. The gym for the Fairbanks Arctics will be a gym like Vanier (Catholic Secondary School), so we’ve been trying to play and practise a lot in that size of space. We got used to playing in the bigger field – the Fieldhouse (at the Canada Games Centre).

“It’s going to be a quick type game … we won’t have the space to open up and move.”

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

 

ROSTER

Samantha Burgis (goalie)

Camille Galloway (forward)

Jaylene Kelly (defence)

Rachel Kinvig (forward)

Carolyn Miller (defence)

Hannah Milner (forward)

Morgan Paul (defence)

Cheyenne Ryan (defence)

Samantha Wintemute (forward)

Marguerite Tolgyesi (alternate)

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

Just Posted

Jodie Gibson has been named the 2020 Prospector of the Year by the Yukon Prospectors Association. (Submitted)
Jodie Gibson named 2020 Prospector of the Year

Annual award handed out by the Yukon Prospector’s Association

A number 55 is lit in honour of Travis Adams, who died earlier this year, at the Winter Wonderland Walk at Meadow Lakes Golf Club in Whitehorse on Nov. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A new take on holiday traditions

Winter Wonderland Walk, virtual Stories with Santa all part of 2020 festive events in Whitehorse

Eric Schroff, executive director with the Yukon Fish and Game Association, poses for a portrait on Feb. 20. Schroff says he is puzzled as to why the Yukon government is cutting back on funding for the association. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)
YG cuts Yukon Fish and Game Association funding, tried to vet outgoing communications

Yukon Fish and Game Association says 25 per cent government funding cut will impact operations

asdf
WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 27, 2020

Premier Sandy Silver during a live update on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference in Whitehorse on March 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Total Yukon COVID case count increased to 42 cases

Premier urges patience after national meeting on vaccine roll-out

Karen Wenkebach has been appointed as a judge for the Yukon Supreme Court. (Yukon News file)
New justice appointed

Karen Wenckebach has been appointed as a judge for the Supreme Court… Continue reading

Catherine Constable, the city’s manager of legislative services, speaks at a council and senior management (CASM) meeting about CASM policy in Whitehorse on June 13, 2019. Constable highlighted research showing many municipalities require a lengthy notice period before a delegate can be added to the agenda of a council meeting. Under the current Whitehorse procedures bylaw, residents wanting to register as delegates are asked to do so by 11 a.m. on the Friday ahead of the council meeting. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Changes continue to be contemplated for procedures bylaw

Registration deadline may be altered for delegates

Cody Pederson of the CA Storm walks around LJ’s Sabres player Clay Plume during the ‘A’ division final of the 2019 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament. The 2021 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament, scheduled for March 25 to 28 in Whitehorse next year, was officially cancelled on Nov. 24 in a press release from organizers. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
2021 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament cancelled

The 2021 Yukon Native Hockey Tournament, scheduled for March 25 to 28… Continue reading

Lev Dolgachov/123rf
The Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner stressed the need to safeguard personal information while shopping this holiday season in a press release on Nov. 24.
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues reminder about shopping

The Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay stressed the need to… Continue reading

Keith Lay speaks at a city council meeting on Dec. 4, 2017. Lay provided the lone submission to council on the city’s proposed $33 million capital spending plan for 2021 on Nov. 23, taking issue with a number of projects outlined. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Resident raises issues with city’s capital budget

Council to vote on budget in December

Beatrice Lorne was always remembered by gold rush veterans as the ‘Klondike Nightingale’. (Yukon Archives/Maggies Museum Collection)
History Hunter: Beatrice Lorne — The ‘Klondike Nightingale’

In June of 1929, 11 years after the end of the First… Continue reading

Samson Hartland is the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during its annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 17. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Yukon Chamber of Mines elects new board

The Yukon Chamber of Mines elected a new board of directors during… Continue reading

Most Read