Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Alberta at CIS National Championships in Edmonton


Alberta011« FINAL
Trinity Western000


Game Date: 11/12/2006Location: Edmonton, AB
Game Time: 1:00 PMAttendance: 873
Referee: Silviu Petrescu, Asst. Referee: Hector Vergara, Amato de Luca, Alt. Official: Paul Ward, Scorer: P. Cartledge
AlbertaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Hilaire Kamdem (12) - 71:48
Total Goals Scored10
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target24
Total Shots813
Corner Kicks56
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards33
Other Fouls1614
21Daniel Gusberti (GK)90043,1
5Erik Kuhn900/00/00
6Harman Braich900/00/00
8JR Castrillon-Rendon900/00/00
9Alex Campos901/02/00
10John Konye860/01/00
11Daniel Nielsen901/01/00
12Hilaire Kamdem*901/01/11
13Eddy Sidra900/01/00
14Jarin Myskiw900/01/10
18Mark Korthuis540/01/00
2Quenton Zalazar360/00/00
4Michael Kennedy40/00/00
Trinity Western
20Tyler DeJong (GK)90111,0
2Diaz Kambere901/00/00
5Justin Farenik900/05/00
6Brendan Campbell800/00/00
8Adrian Kekec901/01/00
10Nick Perugini901/04/30
11Patrick Kelly900/01/00
12Josh McCaig900/01/00
14Stefan Leslie900/00/00
16Nathan Pogue670/00/00
19Justin Cordick900/01/10
7Mustafa Demirci100/00/00
9Josip Maras230/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap’s Soccer (2006 CIS men’s soccer championship)
Sunday, November 12, 2006
TWU Spartans (0) at the University of Alberta Golden Bears (1)


Host Bears blank rival TWU 1-0, win second title in four years
– TWU’s Justin Farenik named tournament MVP

By Bob Stauffer, University of Alberta Sports Information

– Fifth-year midfielder Hilaire Kamdem scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute to lead the host University of Alberta Golden Bears to a shutout of the Trinity Western University Spartans in the gold-medal final at the 2006 CIS men’s soccer championship at Foote Field, on Sunday afternoon.

Championship web site:

The Golden Bears (9-0-5 Canada West, 12-2-5 overall) claimed their fourth Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy as CIS champions, their first since 2003 and their second on home field. Alberta’s previous gold-medal wins came three years ago in Montreal, in 1979 in Edmonton and in 1972 in Toronto, when the inaugural CIS tournament was hosted by York University.

Alberta is the first team to capture the Davidson Trophy on home soil since UBC in 1994, and its victory keeps the trophy in Canada West for the fourth straight year following championships by UBC in 2005 and Victoria in 2004, and the Bears title in 2003.’s win was sweet redemption for the Bears, who had lost 2-0 to Trinity Western in the semi-final round at the Canada West championship eight days ago (Nov. 4), marking their first defeat of the campaign after going 9-0-5 in the regular season. Alberta went on to lose the Canada West bronze-medal match as well – 2-1 to UBC – to go into the nationals as host with a 0-2 playoff record, while the Spartans ended up claiming the conference banner with a 4-1 win over Calgary.

The silver-medal finish marked the best result in men’s soccer for Trinity Western since joining the CIS in 2001. The Spartans won bronze a year ago in Charlottetown in their only previous appearance at the nationals.

Kamdem was an unlikely offensive hero for Alberta as the 24-year-old from Edmonton had only one goal all season before the CIS final, scoring way back on Sept. 24 in a 2-2 conference draw against these same Spartans.

Kamdem scored off of a free-kick as he struck a hard curling shot from 35 yards out that Spartans rookie goalkeeper Tyler DeJong (Abbotsford, B.C.) could not hold onto.

“We have a real rivalry with Trinity, and after we lost to them in the Canada West, we wanted another crack at them and fortunately we got that chance and got the result we were looking for,” said Kamdem, named the Player of the Match.

The two teams went through a feeling out process in the first half that saw limited opportunities for either squad.

In the 30th minute after an assertive Alberta build-up led by Junior Castrillon-Rendon (Calgary, 2nd) a 2006 CIS First-Team All-Canadian, the Bears Alexander Campos (Calgary, 3rd) got a break down the left flank but missed the net on a shot from 18 yards out.

Trinity’s best chance in the first half came in the 43rd minute off of a corner as Tournament MVP Justin Farenik (Calgary, 2nd) just deflected a header wide of the Alberta goal.

The Spartans almost broke the scoreless draw in the 64th minute as Patrick Kelly (Cochrane, AB, 3rd) was left unmarked at the back of the crease but his header just missed the mark. Kamdem’s strike in the 72nd minute, the Spartans pressed forward and second-team team CIS All-Canadian Nick Perugini nearly tied the game in the 87th minute off of a free kick, but Alberta goalkeeper Daniel Gusberti (Edmonton, 3rd) was equal to the task.

The Spartans had two more corners in extra-time but to the delight of the 837 fans who braved frigid -7 conditions in Edmonton, Alberta would hold off Trinity for the victory.

“You would love to score early and then add a second and a third but we knew coming in it was going to be a tough match and not that type of game,” said 2006 CIS Coach of the Year Len Vickery of the Golden Bears

“It was great battle, between two great teams. The first 45 minutes was like a chess match, and in the second half you knew it was going to come down to one play, and unfortunately Alberta got that play,” said Spartans Head Coach Al Alderson who has guided his program to back-to-back Canada West titles.

“Since coming into the Canada West (2001) Trinity has been a tremendous program, and with UBC and Victoria in our Conference winning their fair share of National titles as well, you have to make the most of your opportunities,” said Vickery.


ALB 0-1:1
TWU 0-0:0

First Half:
No scoring

Second Half:
1. Alberta: Hilaire Kamdem, 72nd minute

Alberta: Daniel Gusberti (W, 0 GA, 4 saves, 90 mins)
Trinity Western:  Tyler DeJong (L, 1 GA, 1 save, 90 mins)

Shots on net by: Alberta (2), Trinity (4)
Corner kicks by: Alberta (5), Trinity (6)
Offsides by: Alberta (1), Trinity (5)
Fouls by: Alberta (16), Trinity (14)
Yellow cards by: Alberta (3), Trinity (3)
Red cards by: Alberta (0), Trinity (0)

Man of the Match:
Alberta: Hilaire Kamdem


Tournament MVP: Justin Farenik - TWU

Goalkeeper: Mathew Willis (Toronto)
Defenders: Michel Mana Nga (Laval); Justin Farenik (TWU); Jarin Myskiw (Alberta); Diaz Kambere (TWU)
Midfielders: Eduardo Farias (Saint Mary's); Mark Korthuis (Alberta); Johan Le Goff (Montreal); Nawar Hanna (Montreal)
Strikers: Michel Daoust (Western); Adrian Kekec (TWU)


Participating teams (records prior to championship)

AUS champions: UNB Varsity Reds (7-3-3 regular season, 3-0 playoffs)
AUS finalists: Saint Mary’s Huskies (7-3-3 regular season, 2-1 playoffs)
QSSF champions: Montreal Carabins (9-0-3 regular season, 2-0 playoffs)
QSSF finalists: Laval Rouge ET Or (5-1-6 regular season, 1-1 playoffs)
OUA champions: Western Ontario Mustangs (9-2-3 regular season, 3-0 playoffs)
OUA finalists: Toronto Varsity Blues (8-3-3 regular season, 3-1 playoffs)
Canada West champions: Trinity Western Spartans (7-5-2 regular season, 2-0 playoffs)
Hosts: Alberta Golden Bears (9-0-5 regular season, 0-2 playoffs)

Thursday, Nov. 9

Quarter-final #1: Trinity Western 2, Saint Mary’s 1
Quarter-final #2: Montreal 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Quarter-final #3: Laval 3, UNB 2
Quarter-final #4: Alberta 2, Western Ontario 1 (4-2 PKs)

Friday, Nov. 10

Consolation #1: Saint Mary’s 3, Toronto 0
Consolation #2: Western Ontario 1, Western 0

Semi-final #1: Trinity Western 2, Montreal 1
Semi-final #2: Alberta 2, Laval 0

Saturday, Nov. 11

5th place: Western Ontario 5, Saint Mary’s 2

Sunday, Nov. 12

Bronze: Montreal 4, Laval 1
Final: Alberta 1, Trinity Western 0

- CIS -

For more information please contact:

Matt Gutsch
Sports Information Coordinator
University of Alberta
Ph: (780) 492-7214

Michel Bélanger
Communications manager
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Ph: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334



Alberta Period: 1Trinity Western
Daniel Gusberti at goalie for AB.00:00
00:00Tyler DeJong at goalie for TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on AB.
Foul on AB.
04:58Header Shot by TWU Adrian Kekec WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
09:13Shot by TWU Nick Perugini WIDE.
Foul on AB.
Shot by AB Daniel Nielsen WIDE.13:32
Foul on AB.
16:47Shot by TWU Nick Perugini, SAVE Daniel Gusberti.
16:57Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
17:38Shot by TWU Justin Cordick, SAVE Daniel Gusberti.
20:49Offside against TWU.
Foul on AB.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by AB Jarin Myskiw, SAVE Tyler DeJong.23:18
Foul on AB.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by AB Alex Campos WIDE.29:55
Foul on AB.
34:37Shot by TWU Nick Perugini, SAVE Daniel Gusberti.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by AB Mark Korthuis BLOCKED.35:29
37:09Yellow card on TWU Nick Perugini.
Shot by AB Eddy Sidra WIDE.38:58
Shot by AB Alex Campos WIDE.39:17
Corner kick by AB Daniel Nielsen.39:26
Corner kick by AB Hilaire Kamdem.40:01
Foul on AB.
41:49Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
42:19Header Shot by TWU Justin Farenik WIDE.
Foul on AB.
Corner kick by AB Hilaire Kamdem.43:57
Alberta Period: 2Trinity Western
45:50Offside against TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on AB.
Foul on AB.
49:36Shot by TWU Justin Farenik WIDE.
AB substitution: Quenton Zalazar for Mark Korthuis.53:40
Corner kick by AB Hilaire Kamdem.59:09
Foul on AB.
60:29Offside against TWU.
Shot by AB John Konye WIDE.61:11
62:50Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
63:08Header Shot by TWU Patrick Kelly WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
64:38Yellow card on TWU Adrian Kekec.
65:44Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
66:15Header Shot by TWU Justin Farenik HIGH.
66:36TWU substitution: Josip Maras for Nathan Pogue.
Foul on TWU.
69:22Yellow card on TWU Diaz Kambere.
Foul on TWU.
GOAL by AB Hilaire Kamdem (FIRST GOAL).71:48
Yellow card on AB Hilaire Kamdem.72:13
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Corner kick by AB Hilaire Kamdem.74:07
Foul on AB.
Foul on AB.
Yellow card on AB Daniel Nielsen.79:24
80:09TWU substitution: Mustafa Demirci for Brendan Campbell.
80:33Shot by TWU Justin Farenik WIDE.
Yellow card on AB Alex Campos.82:06
82:33Corner kick by TWU Mustafa Demirci.
82:54Offside against TWU.
84:54Offside against TWU.
85:36Shot by TWU Josh McCaig HIGH.
AB substitution: Michael Kennedy for John Konye.85:52
Foul on AB.
86:41Shot by TWU Nick Perugini, SAVE Daniel Gusberti.
86:48Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
87:25Shot by TWU Justin Farenik WIDE.
Foul on AB.
Foul on TWU.
Offside against AB.90:00

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