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

 

 

Just Posted

Coulson Aviation joins aerial fight against California fires

Vancouver Island-based Coulson sends two C-130 aircraft to fight fires

ADSS athletes step up for food drive

200 students, coaches and volunteers participate in annual athletic department food drive

Forest companies cancel Alberni council appearance

Forest companies pull out of scheduled Alberni council meeting, citing ‘safety concerns’

U-Cut Christmas trees enjoying popularity in Alberni Valley

Three U-Cut Christmas tree farms can be found on the way to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport

Port Alberni holds first Reconciliation Committee meeting

Committee discusses the possibility of creating a ‘made in Port Alberni’ response to TRC

SLIDESHOW: Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill

McLean Mill hosts first-ever Breakfast with Santa event

House burns down on outskirts of Nanaimo

Six occupants evacuate safely, but chicks die in fire Sunday

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at B.C. farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

16 Days of Activism: Teresa Bird

Bird is the publisher at the Alberni Valley News

Victoria Mayor finds bike “sabotaged”, believes she was intentionally targeted

Mayor Lisa Helps posts images to social media after movie screening

Most Read