Average Joes Win William's Lake
The milestone tournament in “Bill’s Puddle” featured 27 teams made up of social and Competitive men’s and women’s divisions. All teams and players camped around the two pitches over the weekend, which ensured a quality social atmosphere after the rugby games concluded each evening. The Average Joes were greatly benefited by the numerous CW-Williams Lake connections who helped set up, provide additional players, and even cook for the team (thanks, Momma Ilnicki).
The Joes bested the proficient Bayside club in the Competitive final. This marked Bayside’s second consecutive appearance in the Competitive final showing the growing strength of the current B.C. Division 1 Men’s Championship side. For winning the tournament each player receives a distinguished belt buckle while the team receives a grand bull skull put on display. Furthering CW’s accolades at the tournament, Mike Finnemore was awarded the “Most Sportsmanlike Player” of the Competitive Division.
This was the second “Buckle” for The Tricolors and it is safe to say CW is looking forward to participating in the next stampede!
CW Current & Former Players in Roster: Brandon Baker, Liam Chisholm, Mike Finnemore, Sky Freeman, Derek Hyde-Lay, Riley Ilnicki, Wade Lavalee, Jordan Pritchard, Jack Sponarski, Sam Stephenson and Matt Sutherland.
NATIONAL SENIOR WOMEN'S TEAM
Our final comment for today relates to a huge shout out to ALL of the CW boys and girls who played in the recent B.C. PRC's (Regional Championships), we don't have all of the names but the South Island Junior Tide had a very strong showing with U18 Girls - 1st; U16 Girls - 3rd; U14 Girls - 2nd and 3rd; U18 Boys - 3rd; U16 Boys - 1st; U14 Boys - 1st. This augers well for future Island strength.