South­west Soc­cer­Fest ready to take over the city

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS/CAREERS - > Steven Mah

The beau­ti­ful game will take over the fields in Swift Cur­rent this week­end as the Swift Cur­rent Foresters United Soc­cer Club host its 13th an­nual South­West Soc­cer­Fest.

En­tries are up this year to 25 teams in six di­vi­sions from 18 last year and in­clude Saskatchewan en­tries from Kin­der­s­ley, York­ton, Wey­burn, Prince Al­bert, and Moose Jaw, as well as teams out of Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Coaldale, Al­berta.

“ The Swift Cur­rent Foresters United Soc­cer Club and the Swift Cur­rent Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion are very ex­cited about our 13th an­nual tour­na­ment. We are looking for­ward to some strong com­pe­ti­tion from this di­verse se­lec­tion of teams from Saskatchewan and Al­berta,” said tour­na­ment chair­per­son Dean Wil­son.

10 Swift Cur­rent Foresters United teams will be search­ing for gold this week­end. Last year only the U-12 United White team was able to claim a gold medal among the 10 lo­cal en­tries.

“Hope­fully a cou­ple of Foresters United teams will be able to use the home field ad­van­tage and the club can im­prove on that sin­gle gold medal per­for­mance last year,” added Wil­son.

In to­tal 42 games will be played Satur­day and Sun­day over a 33-hour pe­riod on four fields at two dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in the city.

Action in the U-10 and U-12 di­vi­sions be­gins on Satur­day at 8 a.m. on the North Ir­win fields and once again Sun­day at 8 a.m. Medal round action be­gins Sun­day at 1 p.m.

The U-14 boys and girls games will take place at Ir­win South and Fairview Fields beginning at 8 a.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day.

The U-14 girls fi­nal is set for Sun­day at 1:30 p.m. fol­lowed by the U-14 boys fi­nals at 3:30 p.m. at Ir­win.

For­mer Bronco Mark Guggen­berger’s sea­son came to a rough end Sun­day when he al­lowed three goals on as many shots in 7:11 of action as the Kelowna Rock­ets lost 4-1 to the host Wind­sor Spit­fires in the Memo­rial Cup fi­nal.

Guggen­berger fin­ished the sea­son 35-10-2-2 for the Rock­ets af­ter be­ing ac­quired at the trade dead­line.

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