2016 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season

Canada CS Mont-Royal Outremont Première Ligue de soccer du Québec
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Première Ligue de soccer du Québec
Season2016
ChampionsCS Mont-Royal Outremont
Cup championsAS Blainville
Matches played63
Goals scored209 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorerFrederico Moojen & Pierre-Rudolph Mayard
(21 goals)
Best goalkeeperFrancis Monongo
(0.75 GAA)
Biggest home winMont-Royal 5-0 Ottawa
(May 15, 2016)
Lanaudière 5-0 Ottawa
(May 28, 2016)
Mont-Royal 5-0 Lanaudière
(June 5, 2016)
Blainville 6-1 Gatineau
(Oct. 2, 2016)
Biggest away winLanaudière 2-7 Longueuil
(June 11, 2016)
Lanaudière 0-5 Blainville
(July 23, 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of October 24, 2016.

The 2016 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season is the fifth season of play for the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec; the highest level of soccer based in the Canadian province of Québec and one of two Division 3 semi-professional soccer leagues in the Canadian soccer pyramid (the other being League1 Ontario).

CS Mont-Royal Outremont is the defending champion.

Changes from 2015

The league will again feature seven teams, as in 2015.[1]

In December 2015, the league announced that FC L'Assomption-Lanaudière had dropped out of the league and that the club's regional soccer association, ARS Lanaudière, would field a new club in the PLSQ called FC Lanaudière. This club is meant to represent the whole Lanaudière region, and is supported by the association's 14 clubs, including L'Assomption-Lanaudière.[2]

Teams

The following seven teams will take part in the 2016 season:

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Head Coach
AS Blainville Blainville, Laurentides Parc Blainville 1986 2012 France Jean-Pierre Ceriani
FC Gatineau Gatineau, Outaouais Terrain Mont-Bleu ? 2013 Tunisia Nabil Aouadi
Lakeshore SC Kirkland, Montréal John Abbott College 1966 2015 United States Bill Sedgewick
FC Lanaudière Terrebonne, Lanaudière Multiple venues 2016 2016 Canada Andrew Olivieri
CS Longueuil Longueuil, Montérégie Centre Multi Sport 1970 2013 France Anthony Rimasson
CS Mont-Royal Outremont Mount Royal, Montréal REC Mont-Royal ? 2013 Canada Luc Brutus
Ottawa Fury FC Academy Ottawa, Ontario Algonquin College 2013 2015 Serbia Darko Buser
2016 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec season is located in Southern Quebec
Blainville
Blainville
Gatineau
Gatineau
Lakeshore
Lakeshore
Lanaudière
Lanaudière
Longueuil
Longueuil
Mont-Royal
Mont-Royal
Fury Acad.
Fury Acad.
Locations of PLSQ clubs in the 2016 season.

Standings

Each team plays 18 matches as part of the season; three against every other team in the league. There are no playoffs; the first-place team is crowned as league champion at the end of the season and faces the League1 Ontario league champion in the Inter-Provincial Cup.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 CS Mont-Royal Outremont 18 14 2 2 52 18 +34 44 Inter-Provincial Cup vs L1O Champion
2 AS Blainville 18 11 4 3 45 18 +27 37
3 Lakeshore SC 18 7 6 5 25 21 +4 27
4 FC Gatineau 18 6 4 8 18 30 −12 22
5 CS Longueuil 18 4 5 9 27 41 −14 17
6 FC Lanaudière 18 4 3 11 22 43 −21 15
7 Ottawa Fury FC Academy 18 4 2 12 20 38 −18 14

Cup

The cup tournament is a separate contest from the rest of the season, in which all seven teams from the league take part, and is unrelated to the season standings. It is not a form of playoffs at the end of the season (as is typically seen in North American sports), but is a competition running in parallel to the regular season (similar to the Canadian Championship or the FA Cup), albeit only for PLSQ teams. All matches are separate from the regular season, and are not reflected in the season standings.

The 2016 PLSQ Cup will maintain the same format as the previous seasons, as a two-game aggregate knockout tournament with a single match final. As defending champion, Lakeshore SC will obtain a bye for the first round.[3]

  First Round Semifinals Finals
                             
Lakeshore SC        
(BYE)        
  Lakeshore SC 1 1 2  
  FC Gatineau 2 2 4  
Ottawa Fury FC Academy 2 0 2
  FC Gatineau 2 3 5  
    FC Gatineau 0
  AS Blainville 4
  FC Lanaudière 3 1 4  
CS Mont-Royal Outremont 4 3 7  
  CS Mont-Royal Outremont 2 1 3
  AS Blainville 3 2 5  
CS Longueuil 0 0 0
  AS Blainville 4 1 5  

First Round

June 18, 2016 Ottawa Fury FC Academy2 - 2FC GatineauAlgonquin College
3:00 pm Kaiser Goal 29'
Malekos Goal 59'
Report Lobo Goal 3'
Dagnogo Goal 25'
July 17, 2016 FC Gatineau3 - 0Ottawa Fury FC AcademyMont-Bleu 4
5:00 pm Kulic Goal 23'
Dagnogo Goal 34'
Basiala Goal 90'
Report

FC Gatineau wins 5-2 on aggregate.

June 18, 2016 FC Lanaudière3 - 4CS Mont-Royal OutremontArmand Corbeil
4:00 pm Grondin Goal 65'
Syla Goal 74'79'
Report Sissoko Goal 2'
Oliveri Goal 22'
Moojen Goal 40'68'
July 17, 2016 CS Mont-Royal Outremont3 - 1FC LanaudièreTMR REC 3
6:30 pm Moojen Goal 34'
François Goal 56'
Dias Goal 79'
Report Syla Goal 38'

CS Mont-Royal Outremont wins 7-4 on aggregate.

June 18, 2016 CS Longueuil0 - 4AS BlainvilleLaurier 1
6:00 pm Report Moulinas Goal 33'
Aboulhamid Goal 42'87' (pen)
Mayard Goal 63' (pen)
July 17, 2016 AS Blainville1 - 0CS LongueuilParc Blainville 1
6:00 pm Aboulhamid Goal 82' Report

AS Blainville wins 5-0 on aggregate.

Semifinals

August 14, 2016 FC Gatineau2 - 1Lakeshore SCMont-Bleu 4
5:00 pm Maheu Goal 11'71' Report Perico Goal 6' Attendance: 200
September 10, 2016 Lakeshore SC1 - 2FC GatineauSmiley
2:00 pm Kaniki Goal 87' Report Maheu Goal 31'
Dagnogo Goal 90+4'
Referee: Robert Schaap

FC Gatineau wins 4-2 on aggregate.

August 14, 2016 AS Blainville3 - 2CS Mont-Royal OutremontParc Blainville 1
7:00 pm Mayard Goal 21'70'
Leconte Goal 80'
Report Sissoko Goal 39'
François Goal 90'
September 11, 2016 CS Mont-Royal Outremont1 - 2AS BlainvilleTMR REC 3
6:30 pm François Goal 31' Report Mayard Goal 10'
Redjradj Goal 44'
Referee: Francis Latulippe

AS Blainville wins 5-3 on aggregate.

Final

October 29, 2016 FC Gatineau0 - 4AS BlainvilleTerrebonne
6:30 pm Report Sylla Goal 4'
Mayard Goal 45+1'74'
Vela Goal 86'

Inter-Provincial Cup Championship

The Inter-Provincial Cup Championship was a two-legged home-and-away series between the league champions of League1 Ontario and the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec – the only Division 3 men's semi-professional soccer leagues based fully within Canada.[4]

Vaughan Azzurri1–2CS Mont-Royal Outremont
Lowe Goal 14' Report Ritch-Andy Goal 41'
OliveriGoal 67'
Pickering Soccer Complex, Pickering

CS Mont-Royal Outremont won 3–2 on aggregate


Statistics

Reserve Division

The league operated a reserve division.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 AS Blainville Reserves 12 9 2 1 32 12 +20 29
2 CS Mont-Royal Outremont Reserves 12 7 2 3 29 18 +11 23
3 FC Gatineau Reserves 12 7 1 4 19 17 +2 22
4 Lakeshore FC Reserves 12 4 5 3 26 21 +5 17
5 CS Longueuil Reserves 12 4 2 6 25 26 −1 14
6 Ottawa Fury FC Academy Reserves 12 2 2 8 17 30 −13 8
7 FC Lanaudière Reserves 12 2 0 10 14 38 −24 6

References

  1. ^ "Sept Équipes Amoreceront La Saison 2016 En Première Ligue de soccer du Québec" [Seven teams will kick off the 2016 season in the Quebec Premier soccer league]. plsq.ca (in French). PLSQ. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Le FC Lanaudière est né!" [FC Lanaudière is born!] (in French). FC Lanaudière. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Le calendrier 2016 est dévoilé!" [The 2016 calendar is unveiled!]. plsq.ca (in French). PLSQ. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. ^ "CS Mont-Royal Outremont Griffons Beat Vaughan Azzurri In 2016 Inter-Provincial Cup". League1 Ontario. November 12, 2016.