Remember The Island Games? They were over in a
Okay, that’s the last photo pun, we promise.
The 2020 Canadian Premier League season was unique, to say the least, especially for supporters. A season played and a champion crowned without club supporters seeing their side play live (well, save for a few lucky HFX Wanderers FC on Prince Edward Island).
That’s where photographers and OneSoccer’s broadcasts came in.
Credit to photographers Nora Stankovic of OneSoccer and David Chant for capturing The Island Games so well.
Here are the best photos from The Island Games.
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Pacific’s first goal under Pa-Modou Kah? Pandemonium
Pacific FC coach Pa-Modou Kah celebrates a goal vs. HFX Wanderers with his staff. (Photo: CPL / Chant Photography) Sunburst huddle: HFX Wanderers prepare for a match against Valour FC
HFX Wanderers in a huddle before a first-stage match at The Island Games. Cavalry FC’s Tommy Wheeldon Jr. enjoys some flattering sunlight
Cavalry FC coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (CPL/Chant Photography) Joao Morelli trots off after receiving a red card…
…and a two-match suspension for
. elbowing York9’s Joe Di Chiara
HFX Wanderers attacker João Morelli. (CPL/Chant Photography) History made: Atlético Ottawa’s 1st game ends in a
2-2 game draw with York9
Atlético Ottawa players celebrate a goal against York9 FC. (Photo: CPL / Chant Photography) Ottawa’s Gianfranco Facchineri goes end-over-end…
Gianfranco Facchineri vs. Austin Ricci: Who wins? (CPL/Chant Photography) …and is caught by Valour’s Austin Ricci
Another memorable moment…
Answer: Everyone. (CPL/Chant Photography) Hit the deck! Marco Bustos was fouled more than any other CPLer (35 times) in PEI
… and it’s not even close. Akeem Garcia landed in second with 24 fouls won.
A perpetually fouled Marco Bustos. (CPL/Chant Photography) Black Lives Matter: All CPL players, referees, and administrators stand arm-in-arm
lasted for eight minutes during Cavalry and Atlético Ottawa’s first stage match The showing of solidarity
CPL players, coaches, and referees watch on during a league-wide BLM protest. (CPL/Chant Photography) FC Edmonton’s first captain, Chris Kooy, tragically passed away during the Island Games
for several matches. Jeff Paulus draped Kooy’s kit over the manager’s chair
Chris Kooy’s kit. (CPL/Chant Photography) That’s two! York9 celebrates Manny Aparicio’s second free-kick stunner in as many games.
York9 captain Manny Aparicio (second from right) celebrates with teammates after scoring his second free kick in as many games. (CPL/Chant Photography) Coach Rob Gale celebrates (…we think?) a Valour FC goal
Valour FC coach Rob Gale (Nora Stankovic/OneSoccer) Rally the troops: FC Edmonton’s Kareem Moses galvanizes the group after a first-stage loss
FC Edmonton defender Kareem Moses addresses the team. (CPL/Chant Photography) Ijah Halley in the midst of an ‘accidental renaissance’
as dubbed by York9
York9’s Ijah Halley (and his hair) collides with HFX Wanderers defenders mid-air. (CPL/Chant Photography) You got something on your face, Valour FC winger Fraser Aird!
Pacific coach Pa-Modou Kah and Valour FC’s Fraser Aird. (Nora Stankovic/OneSoccer) Cavalry FC’s salutes Oliver Minatel…
The Brazilian was forced to leave the Cavs’
with a serious leg injury. deciding first-stage game against York9
(Nora Stankovic/OneSoccer) Wanderers Grounds v2: Halifax supporters cheer on their side from UPEI Turf Field
HFX Wanderers fans on PEI. (CPL/Chant Photography) At the (Stephen) Hart of the Wanderers…
HFX Wanderers coach Stephen Hart (CPL/Chant Photography). North Star Shield: It’s see through!
North Star Shield gets one final polish before CPL media day. (CPL/Chant Photography) Dig a hole and bury me
HFX Wanderers goalkeeper Christian Oxner reflects after conceding the second goal in the CPL Final.
HFX Wanderers ‘keeper Christian Oxner after conceding the second goal in Forge FC’s 2-0 win in CPL Final 2020. (CPL/Chant Photography CPL’s ‘champagne room’ ready for the winning team
(CPL/Chant Photography) …and what it looked like after
Forge FC celebrates winning the 2020 CPL Championship. (Nora Stankovic/OneSoccer)
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