Laurentians capture silver at Eastern Canadian Masters soccer

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St. Lawrence Laurentians claimed the silver medal at the 2012 Eastern Canadian Masters male soccer championships played in St. John’s Sept. 30 weekend.

The Laurentians went into overtime and dropped a 4-2 decision to Quebec in the championship game on penalty kicks. Both teams were tied at 2-2 after regulation time. St. Lawrence had goals from Rudy Norman and Harry Kelly.

Prince Edward Island nipped Nova Scotia 2-1 in the bronze medal match.

Six provinces were entered in the tournament for players over 35 years of age.

The host team, Ontario and P.E.I. were in one division while New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec made up the other division. Each team played two games to decide opponents for the playoffs.

The Laurentians opened against Prince Edward Island with a 3-0 victory as Norman booted two goals and Mike Howlett one. Keith Jackman recorded the shutout in goal.

Ontario clipped St. Lawrence 3-2 in their second round robin match. Paul Slaney scored on a penalty kick and Duane Hickey gave the Laurentians a 2-1 half time lead but failed to hold the Ontario attack in the second half.

The St. Lawrence team roster included goalie Keith Jackman, Randy Edwards, Scott Bishop, Harry Kelly, Dr. Paul Slaney, Donald Lambe, Leon Slaney, Duane Hickey, Toby Lockyer, Scott Edwards, Barry Kelly, Lloyd Slaney, Daryl Doyle, Jason Clarke, Ted Edwards, William Lundrigan, Albert Anstey, Graham Moulton, James Howlett, Michael Howlett, Randy Turpin, Jeff Appleby, Robert Spearns, Blair Aylward, Rudy Norman, coach Phonse Cooper, assistant coach Edward Kelly and manager Wayne Slaney.

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia

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