UBCOB Ravens – February 2023

Ravens Dig Hole and Crawl Out to Win: Ravens 27 – Caps 18

by Peter MacDonald

On an intact Klahanie pitch with intermittent very light rain falling the Caps looked in mid-season form to start this game coming out of the winter break. The Ravens not so much. Some credit is due to the Ravens though for keeping the score to 15-0 Caps after 15 minutes as the Caps had all the ball and were firing forward pods and quick ball through the backs at them in waves. A saving tackle by Aaron McLelland and some big hits by centre Sean Pyle kept the Caps onslaught from getting completely out of control.

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BC Rugby Weekend of February 4th 2022

BC Premier Week 5 Results & Rosters: UBC Topple Pride in Friday Evening Match; Seattle Fall to Burnaby; Ravens Top Caps; CW Edge Vikes; Lomas Paddle Rowers; Bays Defeat Westshore

The men’s Premier restarts this weekend at Week 5. We have the predictions and rosters below. The women’s Premier starts Week 1, we have the matches listed below and will post rosters if and when they’re made available.

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BC Premier – 2nd Half

BC Men’s Premier Resumes This Weekend – Women’s Premier Kicks Off

With the second half of the season starting this weekend, it seemed a good idea to do an early preview/review article. Our usual prediction article will be on Friday once we have the rosters in.

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BC Rugby Weekend of December 10th 2022

Pacific Pride Win McKechnie Cup for 2nd Time in Cup’s 127 Year History; Abbotsford Claim Girls U18 Title

The Pacific Pride defeated the Island Crimson Tide 54-25 to win the McKechnie Cup for the 2nd time in the cup’s 127 year history. The Pride won it the for first time in 2002, a few years before the program was cancelled in 2005. The Pacific Pride program was reintroduced again in 2019.

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BC Rugby Weekend of December 3rd 2022

Weather Conditions Cancel McKechnie Cup and Dunbar Keg Matches

The McKechnie Cup and Dunbar Keg matches scheduled for this weekend at Abbotsford and Capilano have been cancelled due to weather and field conditions. The last round continues next weekend, weather permitting, Vancouver v Fraser Valley, North Island v South Island (Dunbar Keg) and Pacific Pride v Island.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 26th

McKechnie Cup and U20 Dunbar Keg Results: Wave Late Surge Over Tide; Pride Dominate Valley; North Island U20 Defeat Valley U20

[ed. photos from the Dunbar Keg match North Island v Fraser Valley can be viewed here.]

The BC Premier has closed down for the Dec/Jan break and it’s the McKechnie Cup and U20 Dunbar Keg regional matches now. It took a while to get the rosters but they’re in now. Vancouver weren’t able to put together a U20 team and the South Island win that match be default.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 19th 2022

BC Premier Week 4 Results: Ravens v Vikes Match Cancelled; UBC Outlast Caps; Pride Over Lomas; Rowers Edge Westshore; Bays Defeat Seattle; Burnaby Victorious at CW; Plus TWU Claim Final Qualifying Spot at University Championships

[ed. UPDATE: We’ve updated the wording to reflect the Ravens will be appealing so the official status of the Vikes match is unknown at this time. The Ravens weren’t able to show up for their match versus UVic, they’re apparently facing a ban on BC Ferries for a period of time. Excerpt of message from Ravens, “We will be appealing this decision and hope to reschedule the UVIC game for a later date. We will be formulating a response to BC Rugby.” More information when it becomes available.]

An unusual week to finish off the first part of the season, a potential default by the league leading Ravens, otherwise the games were close with a +6 average score. Next weekend sees the McKechnie Cup kickoff with the Pride hosting Fraser Valley and the Island hosting Vancouver. In the U20 Dunbar competition, North Island host Fraser Valley and South Island host Vancouver.

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Burnaby Lake – November 2022

Burnaby Split Matches with Bays: Win in Reserves; Loss in Premier: FULL MATCH VIDEOS

by Mike Devlin

BLRC Premier Reserve Men 45 – JBAA 19

The BLRC Premier Reserve Men are on a roll, going 5-0 in the Regional Pre-season tourney and 3-0 since the season began. The squad, led by Tom Menzies, has been undefeated and have shown the ability to put points on the board and play some stingy defence. They’ve had some lop-sided victories and had to “hold on” to close out tight games. On Saturday, the BLRC ran rough-shod over a young James Bay team. The BLRC were just too big and too fast for James Bay to stop. Nolan Shelley was 100% from the tee, making all 6 conversions and one penalty. The try’s were distributed evenly, 3 from the forwards and 3 from the backs.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 12th 2022

BC Premier Week 3 Results: Bays Edge Burnaby, Lomas Pummel Westshore, Pride Top Caps, Ravens Defeat CW, UBC Over Seattle, Vikes Sink Rowers

The average point differential continues to move upward as the top teams find their scoring touch. In Week 1 the average point differential was +8, Week 2 it went up to +15, this week it’s +27. The highest win was +55, the lowest +5.

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