Congratulations to the 2017 Juan de Fuca Plate champions, Victoria Highlanders FC!

2017 Juan de Fuca Plate Schedule
Date Home Away Score
June 23 TSS Rovers Victoria 0-1
June 25 TSS Rovers Victoria 3-1
July 9 Victoria TSS Rovers 2-0
Juan de Fuca Plate Standings
Victoria 3 2 0 1 6 4 3
TSS Rovers 3 1 0 2 3 3 4

Down an aggregate goal and facing a must-win at Centennial Stadium, the Victoria Highlanders prevailed in a dominant 2-0 victory to defend their 2014 Juan de Fuca Plate title. Appropriately, Victoria's successful defense was also the first ever presentation of the Juan de Fuca Plate on Vancouver Island, thrilling a home crowd that probably exceeded 200 on a hot day at the University of Victoria's Centennial Stadium.

The fans of Victoria will retain the Plate until the summer of 2018, when we expect the fifth Juan de Fuca Plate to once again come down to the wire.

Rules and About the Juan de Fuca Plate

The Juan de Fuca Plate is a supporter-sponsored competition for British Columbian clubs in the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (USL PDL), a semi-professional league with clubs in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean.

Founded in 2012 by supporters of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Victoria Highlanders, the Juan de Fuca Plate is meant to spur interest across British Columbia in soccer at the semi-professional level, and to inspire good-natured rivalry between the competing cities. Standings in regular season games between all USL PDL teams in British Columbia count towards the championship. Every year, the winner will receive the Juan de Fuca Plate.

After a two-season hiatus the Juan de Fuca Plate returned for the 2017 USL PDL season. The teams competing will be the Victoria Highlanders and the TSS FC Rovers. The first game of the 2017 Juan de Fuca Plate will take place Friday, June 23 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia. The second game will be Sunday, June 25 at Swangard, and the final game will be Sunday, July 9 at Centennial Stadium on the campus of the University of Victoria.

The rules of the 2017 Juan de Fuca Plate are:

In the News

Maple Leaf Forever!, "The Return of the Juan de Fuca Plate" by Benjamin Massey, June 23, 2017
AFTN Canada, "The Juan De Fuca Plate is back! - All you need to know about the trophy and its history" by Michael McColl, June 22, 2017.
Victoria Highlanders FC, "Highlanders Face Rovers with Juan De Fuca Plate on the Line," June 23, 2017