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CAMO and Pacific Storm win 16U National Club Championships

Tournament MVP Yasmine Rachid scored one goal in each quarter to lead Montreal’s Club CAMO to a 12-5 victory over Saskatchewan in the gold medal game at the Girls’ 16U National Club Championships water polo tournament on Sunday at the Côte-St-Luc Aquatic Centre.

Vancouver’s Pacific Storm took the boys’ crown defeating  Dollard-des-Ormeaux 13-4 in the final.

In the girls’ final, CAMO broke a tight match in the second quarter with seven unanswered goals to lead 10-3 in the fourth en route to successfully defending its title.  Other scorers for CAMO were Myriam Lizotte with three, Chayma Hlanadif with two and Daphné Guevremont,  Maude Couture and Zeé Russ-Hogg with one apiece.

Keara Boan replied with three for Saskatchewan and Cassie Dupperon and Courtney Bilawchuk added one each.

Dollard Water Polo Black also won the bronze medal game 12-5 over the Calgary Renegades.  Fraser Valley placed fifth, Pacific Storm sixth, St-Lambert seventh, Ottawa’s Capital Wave eighth, Kitchener-Waterloo Inferno ninth,  Toronto Mavericks 10th, Saanich Water Polo School 11th, CAMO Bleu 12th, Dollard Gold 13th and Edmonton Thunderbirds 14th.

The tournament all-star team members were Hlanadif, Rachid, Boan, Joelle Nacouzi from Dollard Black, Emily Aikema of Fraser Valley and Ariana Momen of Pacific Storm.  Clara Vulpisi of CAMO was named the most valuable goaltender and David Paradelo of CAMO the most valuable coach.

In the men’s final at the Centre-Claude-Robillard,  Marko Misuric scored three goals for the Storm which led 5-1 at the half.  Gareth Jones, Bear Fraser and  Mark Spooner added two each with singles to Duncan Branda, Reece Wakefield, Sandro Miletic and Adam Nowicki.

Charles Ghanem replied twice for Dollard and Alex Odoeffer and Ethan Odger added one each.

Defending champions Calgary Torpedoes were third followed by Fraser Valley, Toronto Golden Jets, CAMO, St-Lambert, Team Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Edmonton Tsunami, Ottawa Titans, Saanich, Dollard 2, CAMO 2, Dollard Black, Capital Wave and Calgary Torpedoes B.

Spooner was named the tournament MVP, Brody McKnight of Saskatchewan the most valuable goaltender and John Kaukinen of Pacific Storm the most valuable coach.

Tournament all-star team members were Ghanem, Jones, Reuel D’Souza of Fraser Valley, Saif Nile of the Golden Jets, Bryant Joudrie of the Torpedoes and Felix Poliseno of CAMO.

The tournaments attracted 400 players from 31 teams.

Boys’ schedule and results: here
Girls’ schedule and results: here



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