Team BC finish eighth at Canada Games


Team BC suffered a disappointing end to their campaign in the men's soccer competition at the 2009 Canada Games after finishing in eighth place.

British Columbia's quarterfinal defeat to Ontario on Thursday saw them fall into the consolation side of the tournament in Prince Edward Island, with Bart Choufour's side facing New Brunswick in a classification match on Friday.

Things did not go to plan for Team BC, as a goal by Philippe DeGrâce gave New Brunswick a 1-0 win over their Western Canadian opponents.

The result meant that Team BC would conclude the tournament by playing the match for seventh and eighth place versus Newfoundland & Labrador in Saturday, with the Atlantic province claiming a 3-2 win.

Saturday's game proved to be another difficult encounter for Choufour's side, as Newfoundland ran out to a three-goal lead after two goals by Boyd Roul and a single strike from Sean Edwards.

British Columbia fought back with goals from the Vancouver Whitecaps Prospects Men's team pair of Cameron Parkes and Curtis Helm, but Newfoundland held on for the win, with Team BC having to settle for a disappointing eighth-place finish.

In the medal round, Quebec claimed only their second Canada Games title after defeating Alberta to win the gold medal. Alberta took the silver medal as tournament runners-up, while Ontario won the bronze medal.