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1962 Season

1962 National Soccer League


President: Walter Freer
Secretary-manager: Frank Thirkettle


Referees included Jack Craig and Hugh Morrow.

Review of the season

The NSL paid its affiliation fee to the Canadian Soccer Football Association at the C.S.F.A. annual meeting in Montreal on March 17, 1962. It had been rumoured that the NSL would not operate in the 1962 season due to the competition with the ECPSL. NSL president Walter Freer however said that the league had recieved two tentative request from Montreal clubs for affiliation. One of these were belived to be the Germania-Kickers. The Montreal clubs however ended up playing in an independent Quebec-based National Soccer League.

Toronto Croatia joined the league from the Toronto & District League. Other new clubs were Estonia, Queen City, Italia Virtus, Macedonia, Oshawa Hungarians, Oshawa Italia and Hellenic.

Toronto Ukraina started the season with a great 4-1 win over the Oshawa Italians on April 30, 1962. The opening match of the NSL season at Stanley Park was watched by 2,000 fans.

On September 18 Olympia defeated Oshawa Italia 5-0, needing just one more win to clinch the league championship. Olympia secured the league championship by beating Toronto Hungaria 7-0 on Tuesday October 2.

Italian Virtus won the playoff championship by beating Toronto Ukraina in the finals. The Italian club won the first match 2-0, the Ukrainians won the second match 3-2. Giving Italian Virtus the championship by virtue of a 4-3 total-goals score.

After the season Ulster United dropped out.

Final standings

1. Olympia-Harmonie2217 3 237
2. Toronto Ukraina2214 5 333
3. Oshawa Italia2213 2 728
4. Ulster United2212 3 727
5. Italian Virtus2210 5 725
6. K.F.C. Estonia2210 5 725
7. Toronto Hungaria2210 3 923
8. Macedonia22 8 5 921
9. Hellenic22 6 41216
10. Oshawa Hungaria22 4 21610
11. Toronto Croatia22 3 41510
12. Queen City22 3 316 9

National Soccer League Play-offs

Group 1

October 9, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Olympia 0
Italian Virtus 2 (Egidio Papais, Frank Rosati)

October 12, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Referee: Derek Smyth
Olympia 1 (Klaus Woitschatzke)
Oshawa Italia 0

October 14, 1962 Oshawa
Oshawa Italia 0
Italia Virtus 4 (Frank Rosati 10:00; Giuseppe Tonani; Frank Rosati 50:00; Angelo)

October 18, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Italia Virtus 1 (Giuseppe Tonani 35:00)
Olympia 0

October 20, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Italia Virtus 3 (Emilio Daddato; Sebastin Fronte; Giuseppe Tonani)
Oshawa Italia 0

Italian Virtus qualified for the playoff final

Group 2

October 11, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Attendance: 700
Toronto Ukraina 4 (Paul Dowhaluk; Paul Dowhaluk; Paul Dowhaluk; Leo Dowhaluk)
Estonia 0

October 13, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Ulster United
Toronto Ukraina

October 16, 1962
Ulster United

October 19, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Estonia 0
Toronto Ukraina 1 (Paul Dowhaluk 3:00)

October 21, 1962
Ulster United

Ulster United withdrew.

Toronto Ukraina qualified for the playoff final

Play-off finals

October 28, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Italia Virtus 2 (Giuseppe Tonani 38:00; Frank Rosati 62:00)
Toronto Ukraina 0

November 4, 1962 Stanley Park, Toronto
Referee: Phil McKay
Italia Virtus 2* (Frank Rosati 67:00; Giuseppe Tonani 102:00)
Toronto Ukraina 3* (George Crook 10:00; Leo Dowhaluk 17:00; Paul Dowhaluk 83:00)

Result after 90 minutes was Ukraina 3, Italian Virtus 1. Italian Virtus scored in 30 minutes overtime to win the best-of-two games total goal-series 4-3

Exhibition game

December 2, 1962 Edgerton Park, Rochester, New York
Rochester Ukrainians 3
Toronto Ukraina 0

1962 Quebec National Soccer League

Chairman: John McCulloch

Review of the season

Cantalia joined the league from the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League. The two Greek teams in Montreal, A.E.K. and Greek Canadians, amalgated to form a team called Hellenic to play in the National Soccer League.

The opening game of the 1962 QNSL season was played at Faillon Stadium on Saturday May 12. 3,000 fans watched the game between Hungaria and Ukraina. Ukraina surprisingly won 5-3.

Cantalia won the league championship.

Final standings

1. Montreal Cantalia1623
2. Montreal Ukraina1614
3. Montreal Hungaria1611
4. Germania-Kickers1610
5. Hellenic16 2

Leading goalscorers

3. Peter Kluge (Germania-Kickers)7
3. Steve Kenderes (Montreal Hungaria)7
3. Andy Toth (Montreal Hungaria)7

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