Sudbury Canadians promoted to premier league

by Community Submission | April 19, 2013
Sudbury Canadians

The Sudbury Canadians have been promoted to the Ontario Women’s Soccer League Premiere division for the upcoming season. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

The Sudbury Canadians recently announced the team has been promoted to play in the newly formed Ontario Women’s Soccer League (OWSL) Premier League for the upcoming season.

According to OWSL president Tony Crowle “the Sudbury Canadians are the only northern team playing this high in the pyramid of play for women’s soccer in the province.”

This league is a stepping stone to the top level provincial league, which has been reduced in size so only the best players in Ontario will compete at this level.

The Sudbury Canadians have successfully moved up in the provincial pyramid and now will face some of the best players and teams in the province. Head coach Frank Malvaso said he is delighted to face this new challenge and feels this will serve as a great opportunity for the “more serious players in Northern Ontario who want to compete against the best.”

The team will consist of some of the best players from Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay.

Long-time team manager Manon Lacasse echoed Malvaso’s sentiment, saying “there is only one way to become one of the best and that is to play against the best.”

Assistant coach Ted Leck said “the mixture of senior and younger players on the team has proven to be a success and has helped to elevate all of the players.”

The Canadians will begin their season May 25 at 2 p.m. at the James Jerome Sports Complex, squaring off against the UMSC Eagle Strikers. Visit

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