Between October 17 and 21, a group of 16 boys from Grades 6 and 7 attended the annual CAIS U13 National Soccer Tournament in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to the start of the tournament, the team had the opportunity to discover Halifax and the surrounding region. They explored Peggy's Cove, where they jumped rocks and held lobsters, as well as immersed themselves in a cultural and historical experience at Pier 21 and the Canadian Immigration Museum. Additionally, the team walked the Halifax boardwalk and visited the Citadel to learn about the city's rich history. One of the highlights of their trip was attending the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) hockey game, where the boys saw the home goalie score a goal and then got to meet the players and coaching staff. A special thank you goes to Chris LaPerle for organizing the outing!
Although the tournament was highly competitive, the Gryphons played seven games and performed well in all of them. However, they unfortunately missed out on a spot in the semi-finals by goal differential. Nevertheless, the team showed improvement with each game played and coaches witnessed a lot of individual and team growth. The Selwyn House Gryphons represented their school very well both on and off the field. Next year, a new group of players under 13 years old will travel to Toronto to compete in the tournament. Go Gryphons! -Coach Held