25 year reunion - national soccer championships

August 26th, 2008

It will be 25 years this Fall (November 1983) since Malaspina won its first national championship. DN Story
On Sept 13/14 the team will reunite at the Mariner home soccer games and be recognized at halftime of the men's game appox. 4pm .
The team will receive gifts and a commemorative plaque.
The Malaspina Mariners soccer team were unbeatable all season long. On the road to the Canadian Championships the Mariners scored 49 goals in the regular season and playoffs while conceding only 6. Throughout the 1983 season co-coaches Mike Armstrong and Les Malbon stressed team spirit , unity and defence. The system was a success as the Mariners shutout their opponents 11 times .
The overall record for the season was 12 wins and 6 ties.
The National Championships were held at Capilano College and the M's defeated Seneca College in the finals 1-0. Read More ...