This news report found at the Glen Shields web site.
VAUGHAN – The Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL) owners held
their February monthly meeting at the Hollywood Princess Banquet Hall, with the
first order of business being to welcome the representatives of the two new
franchises: Italo Ferrari, owner of the Hamilton Thunder and Anthony Ayo,
President of the Toronto Lions.
With the main focus of the meeting the
discussion of the 2002 League and Cup Schedule, it was unanimously agreed to
divide the teams into two conferences for league play in order to accommodate
the number of playing weeks available.
The two conferences are as
Vaughan Sun Devils
St. Catharines Wolves
North York Astros
Each team will play a home
and away game in their conference with a single game crossover with the other
conference, making a league schedule of 19 games for each team. Teams having a
home game during the crossover in 2002 will play away in 2003.
finals will be played on Sunday October 20th, 2002.
Completing the league
schedule is one of the most difficult issues to resolve, as teams do not own
their own stadiums and are often handcuffed to predetermined availability. The
final schedule draft, however, will be finalized by March.
As always, the
CPSL League Cup draw was the highlight of the evening with the anticipation of
who was going to draw whom in the first round. The decision to play a
and home series with the winner advancing on aggregate was approved.
to travel expenditures for Ottawa Wizards and Montreal Dynamites, it was decided
that they would play one another to claim an automatic spot in the semi-final
round. St. Catharines would play Hamilton Thunder and London City would play
with the winner advancing to the second round. The names of
the remaining teams names were placed in a bowl and drawn to a chorus of
emotions, both positive and negative, in good fun.
Director of Discipline, CPSL drew the following teams in the following
1. York Region Shooters
2. Toronto Olympians
4. Toronto Supra
5. Toronto Lions
6. Durham Flames
Vaughan Sun Devils
8. North York Astros
The following is the CPSL
League Cup Draw:
G1 St. Catharines Wolves vs. Hamilton Thunder
London City vs. Brampton Hitmen
G3 York Region Shooters vs. Toronto
G4 Toronto Croatia vs. Toronto Supra
G5 Toronto Lions vs. Durham
G6 Vaughan Sun Devils vs. North York Astros
G7 Ottawa Wizards vs.
Montreal Dynamites (automatic semi-finalists as Game A)
Dell, Director of Discipline, CPSL drew the following teams in the following
order for the second round, single game knockout.
GA Game 7
of G2 vs. Winner of G5
GC Winner of G1 vs. Winner of G6
GD Winner of G3
vs. Winner of G4
Clifford Dell, Director of Discipline, CPSL drew the
following teams in the following order for the semi-final. Final Four Location
S1 Winner of GA vs. Winner of GB
S2 Winner of GC vs. Winner of
The final (Winner of S1 vs. Winner of S2) will be played on Sunday
September 29th, 2002 with the Location TBD (same location as final four).
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