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Fernie Flash compete in Calgary

The Fernie Flash ladies soccer team competed at the Calgary Spring Cup tournament from April 4 to 6. Back row (from left): Gino Elia (coach) Andrea Graham, Lois Elia, Rhian Opel, Heather Macdonald, Eirin Amundsen, Susan Rohn, and Patti Malmas. Front row (from left): Nicole Neufeld, Nicole Bush, Nicole Heckendorf, Mary Shier, Donna DeRoche, Mena Pocha, and Patrice Oscienny. - Submitted
The Fernie Flash ladies soccer team competed at the Calgary Spring Cup tournament from April 4 to 6. Back row (from left): Gino Elia (coach) Andrea Graham, Lois Elia, Rhian Opel, Heather Macdonald, Eirin Amundsen, Susan Rohn, and Patti Malmas. Front row (from left): Nicole Neufeld, Nicole Bush, Nicole Heckendorf, Mary Shier, Donna DeRoche, Mena Pocha, and Patrice Oscienny.
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Last weekend the Fernie Flash ladies soccer team went to the Calgary Spring Cup indoor over 35 tournament, April 4 to 6. The Fernie team moved up a tier based on last year's standings, and they won their first three games, 5-1 against Calgary, 9-5 against Edmonton, and 6-2 against Grand Prairie. They went into the finals for the tier and had a great game against Chestermere losing the gold medal match 2-0.

"The final game was honestly the hardest I have ever seen a team work to try to win a game in the 25 years I have been coaching,” said Coach Gino Elia. “When I see players running off the field and out of breath, limping into the box, and then the same players running back out onto the field, that really shows a lot of determination and heart. I haven't ever seen that kind of attitude from a team ever!"

 

 

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