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Holy Cross, Laurentians have dominated Challenge Cup in the last quarter century


Between them, the Holy Cross Crusaders and St. Lawrence Laurentians have won 23 of the last 25 Challenge Cup provincial men’s soccer titles.

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Mount Pearl won in 2003 and Marystown took the crown the year after that, but otherwise it’s been the Red and Gold of Holy Cross, who have eight championships or the Big Blue of St. Lawrence, who have claimed 15.
The last time someone other than Holy Cross or St. Lawrence won back-to-back Challenge Cups was 1990-91 when the Burin Eagles turned the trick.
The defending champion Laurentians and Holy Cross meet in the 1-2 Page playoff game as the 2017 Challenge Cup championship tournament begins 4:30 p.m. Friday at King George V Park. That will be followed by the 3-4 contest at 8 p.m. between Feildians and Mount Pearl.
The 1-2 winner goes straight to Sunday’s final. The loser of that game will face the 3-4 winner in Saturday’s semifinal.

Challenge Cup champions the last 25 years
1992 - Holy Cross
1993 - St. Lawrence
1994 - Holy Cross
1995 - St. Lawrence
1996 - St. Lawrence
1997 - St. Lawrence
1998 - St. Lawrence
1999 - St. Lawrence
2000 - St. Lawrence
2001 - St. Lawrence
2002 - St. Lawrence
2003 - Mount Pearl
2004 - Marystown
2005 - St. Lawrence
2006 - St. Lawrence
2007 - St. Lawrence
2008 - St. Lawrence
2009 - Holy Cross
2010 - Holy Cross
2011 - Holy Cross
2012 - Holy Cross
2013 - St. Lawrence
2014 - Holy Cross
2015 – Holy Cross
2016 – St. Lawrence


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