20 Years of Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer





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Published on Apr 28, 2014


The history of Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club started in March of 1994, when four soccer enthusiasts Taras Maluzynsky, Ray Honeybun, Jerry Pniowsky and Peter J. Manastyrsky, they were involved with IPAC (Institute Prosvita Athletic Club) for three years, obtained a team in the 3rd division of the Manitoba Central Soccer League-MCSL from the Jamaician United Soccer Club. During that year, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club played interlocking games and achieved 1st place out of 9 teams, coached by the late local soccer legend and national referee Jerry Pniowsky.

In the 1995 and 1996 season, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club played within the 2nd division and at the end of the 1996 season, the team placed first and was promoted to the 1st division; coached by Peter J. Manastyrsky. Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club in 1997 placed 2nd in the 1st division out of 10 teams; coaching was done by Peter J. Manastyrsky. The team was promoted to the Premier division after that season.

From 1998-2001, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club had portrayed a significant role at the Premier level focusing and setting goals to achieve excellence in men's soccer. During that four year period, many players were involved in high caliber matches directed by player/coach Paul Clarke. At the end of the 2001 season, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club achieved a 2nd place standing out of 13 Premier teams.

In 2002, Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club was coached by Keith Gibson and the assistant coach Irek Iskat. Playoffs started in the middle of September. At the final duration of the 2002 season, the Club sustained its position in the Premier division for the 2003 upcoming year.

The 2003 season was very competitive for Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club from the beginning to the end. The season started with Peter Corcoran Sr. as the Head Coach with a core of young dynamic players and an excellent administrative staff; towards the latter part of the season, Kieran Hunter coached the team. The team completed the seasonal schedule and participated in a Manitoba Soccer Association-MSA tournament(Club is a member of the MSA)and another tournament at Thunder Bay, Ontario. The 2003 season marked the Clubs 10th ANNIVERSARY year since the Clubs inception. Therefore, the new club logo commemorates this anniversary as shown on our web site.

This year(2004), our Club organized the 2nd annual UKRAINE CO-ED INDOOR YOUTH CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT in March. It was a tremendous success with the assistance of our major sponsors Carpathia Credit Union and Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council. Before the outdoor season started, our team players were entered in the MINI-WORLD INDOOR MEN'S SOCCER CUP at the Soccer Spectrum in Winnipeg. The team played a high caliber of indoor soccer. During August, the Club played the regular schedule of games and participated in the Manitoba Soccer Association NATIONAL CUP TOURNAMENT. Over the Labour Day weekend, WDKSC participated in the Thunder Bay Tournament, a very successful involvement from a team and representational perspective.

Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club focused on the outdoor 2004 season so that our presence in the Premier Division of the Manitoba Major Soccer League-MMSL (Club is a member of MMSL, formally MCSL)would be very visible within the soccer community. The Club achieved a 6th place standing out of 12 teams in the league. Our fine finish was made possible by the dedicated play of each player and the good work of the coaching staff. A big THANK YOU to our supportors for their dedicated attendence at our games and their financial contribution during the outdoor season.

Since 1994, our advancement in the ranks of the highest caliber of men's soccer in Manitoba has inspired Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv Soccer Club to promote, foster and continue the development of the game for community.

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