Port Alberni Black Sheep host TC Cup semifinal

The Port Alberni Black Sheep host Castaway Wanderers this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in their first home playoff game in three years.

The Port Alberni Black Sheep host Castaway Wanderers this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in their first home playoff game in three years. And head coach Jas Purewal is hoping to extend the Black Sheeps’ appearance in TC Cup post-season play.

“Basically, we’ve had a clean table except two losses,” Purewal said.

The Sheep have an 8–2 record this season, losing their only two games to Nanaimo Hornets—who are hosting Westshore in the other semifinal game this weekend.

Port Alberni started their season with a 34–11 victory over Castaway Wanderers, and if the Black Sheep stick to their game then Purewal said they can win this weekend.

“If we can execute what we do best, I’m confident we can have a solid performance on the weekend.

“We played some really good rugby this year for periods of time. Our discipline is our Achilles heel,” Purewal added.

“We’ve had big penalties in every game.”

The Sheep are also facing a few injuries and players missing from the lineup because they are out of town. They used their bye last weekend to rest some and practice.

“We had a good long session last Saturday; it’s very promising,” Purewal said.

TC cup scenarios

If the Black Sheep win their game and Nanaimo wins theirs, the Sheep would travel to Nanaimo next weekend for the TC Cup final. If the Sheep win and Westshore upsets Nanaimo, the TC Cup final would be played in Port Alberni on Dec. 10.

SCRUM NOTES…Saturday’s kick-off is at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Black Sheep Rugby Club, at the top of Argyle Street.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

twitter.com/alberninews

 

 

Port Alberni Black Sheep

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

City of Port Alberni receives $2M from community forest

AVCF hands over largest dividend cheque ever after successful year in 2019

Indigenous man behind complaint of BC Transplant’s alcohol abstinence policy has died

David Dennis, who is Nuu-chah-nulth, argued that six-month sobriety policy is a ‘lethal form of racism’

UPDATE: More details released on search for missing Vancouver Island hiker

Searchers scouring Strathcona Park near Gold River for experienced 65-year-old on 40-kilometre trek

ARTS AROUND: Alberni Valley artists come together at Rollin Art Centre

New exhibit features First Nations paintings and carvings

West Coast Hockey Prep Camp returns to Port Alberni, a little smaller

Prep camp owners rolling with COVID-19 changes, including smaller classes

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

Elizabeth May endorses Furstenau in BC Greens race

Former federal party leader backs Cowichan Valley MLA

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Most Read