The Fort St John Northern Strikers soccer club were well represented by three teams at the Early Bird tournament in Spruce Grove this weekend. Each of the teams came home with medals following some very strong play. The U11 boys team went 3-0 in their games in their first ever tournament earning gold medals. Special thank you to coaches Dwayne Watson, Colin Toews, and Rikki-Lee Nolan. The U13 coed team played great finishing 2-1-0 in their round robin. As top points earners, the team earned gold medals as well. Special thanks to coaches Valerie Shipley and Tyler Tremblay. The U15 boys team won their round robin pool and went on to play in the gold medal match. They finished this match tied 1-1, eventually falling to the home town Spruce Grove Saints in a shootout, earning the team a silver medal. Special thanks to coaches Ryan Bowie, Adam Currie and Tyler Tremblay. Next up for these teams will be the FC Memorial tournament and the Slush Cup, both held in Edmonton in early 2023. The U19 girls team and U17 boys teams were also in Edmonton over the weekend playing in the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association league. The girls team faced some challenges with injured players. They played hard in their 3 games finishing the weekend with one tie and two losses. The U17 boys team also faced a few challenges, missing some of their key players; but finished their weekend with a win and two losses. The FSJ Northern Strikers teams would like to say thank you to their jersey sponsor, MNP and the FSJ Rotary Club for their continued support!