© Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
Premier Soccer League begins season
The Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association’s outdoor season for house leagues has been under way for two weeks, but on the weekend the Celtic clubs who compete in the Premier Soccer League took to the pitches for their first games of the competitive season. The under-14 boys have the busiest schedule playing 14 games with two of those being in Regina on the weekend. The under-14 boys will play their first game on home turf next Saturday at 11 a.m. at Prime Ministers’ Park when they will host the Unidad Juniors from Regina. The regular schedule for the under-14 boys will run right through the summer concluding on Aug. 9. The under-14 girls also have a full slate of games with their season opener not taking place until next weekend when they travel to Regina to face Unidad. The under-14 girls will also take on QCT United in Regina next weekend before facing the SUSC Spartans from Saskatoon on June 7 for their home opener. The under-16 boys have just four games on the schedule with their season getting under way last Saturday when they hosted Regina QCT at PMP. Their next game is not until June 21 when Unidad 16 will be the opponents. The under-16/18 girl’s squad has just a pair of games against Unidad on the regular schedule with the first meeting not until June 21 in Prince Albert. The under-18 boys played a pair of games this weekend (results of all opening-weekend games were unavailable) leaving just four more contests to be played on a schedule that concludes in mid-July. All Celtic teams will be trying to claim playoff spots in their respective divisions in order to have a shot at advancing to Western Canadian or even national championships. Shown in the photo is some action during Saturday’s under-16 boy’s tilt between the Celtics (striped jerseys) and Regina QCT.