Forty per cent of last weekend’s available gold was scooped up by Klondike soccer players last weekend.
Dawson City-based teams took victory in two of five divisions at the 2016 Northwestel Yukon Indoor Soccer Championships, held at the Canada Games Centre.
Whitehorse teams earned the remaining three titles.
“Dawson has always had a very good program,” said Whitehorse Minor Soccer president Grant Zazula.
“The people that organize it – Johnny Nunan and Irwin Gaw – they’re longtime soccer people in the territory and they put on a really good program.
“They do pretty well every year at the Yukon championship events. Obviously, they’re doing something right in Dawson.”
Zazula noted that one of the territory’s top young players – Callum Wood Ryan, is a Dawson product.
Wood Ryan was selected to join Real Salt Lake’s academy squad in Arizona, where he has spent the last two seasons.
Zazula said Yukon championship competition is very meaningful for players from the communities.
“They get to come and play against the big city,” he said. “They get really ramped up for it and take it pretty seriously. And it’s great when they can go home with medals and build on that.”
In U16 action, the Dawson City-Haines Junction Football Club beat Sellars Realty in the final, with All-Terrane Mineral Exploration Services taking third.
In U13, Alpine Aviation earned gold by beating the Yukon Pump Sharp Shooters, with the Haines Junction Eagles taking third.
In the U11 final, Robert Service Campground downed Tim Hortons in the final, with Creative Works Psychological Services earning third.
The U9 final saw The Deli win gold over The Collective Good, with Riverstone Dental Clinic winning third.
The Klondike’s second gold was won in the U7 division, with the Dawson City Lions besting Riverstone Dental Clinic. Marble Slab Creamery took third.
The outdoor season begins in May.