Sheep in TC Cup final

The Port Alberni Black Sheep are headed to the TC Cup championship after beating UVic 39–26 on the road last Saturday.

The Port Alberni Black Sheep are headed to the TC Cup championship after beating UVic 39–26 on the road last Saturday.

The Sheep overcame an early 19–0 deficit in the first half and scored 25 unanswered points to win the semifinal game and a spot in this weekend’s final.

“The guys really believed it was just a matter of time before we started scoring,” Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal said. “To hold the kids off the scoresheet in the second half was great.”

Port Alberni got a yellow card in the first minute of the game after a player was called offside, and UVic was off to a quick 19–0 start in the first 22 minutes. Once the Sheep calmed down, Peceli Leweni banged in a couple of tries to bring the Sheep to within five points, but UVic scored at the whistle to take a 26–14 lead into halftime.

“The second half we changed our tack a little bit,” Purewal said. “We took the mindset that we were going to control the game.”

Tries came from Dane Dentoom, Anthony  Selva and Ty Shannon with two. Todd Daradics kicked three conversions and a penalty goal for the Sheep.

The last time the Black Sheep won the TC Cup was in 1995. Kickoff will be 1 p.m. at Piggie Park in Cowichan.

Just Posted

Alberni’s Reconciliation Committee hosts community forum

The community event will take place on the anniversary of Walk for Reconciliation

Port Alberni’s breakfast program receives community support

The Read and Feed program runs on donations, grants and fundraising

Cherry Creek Shootout is a family affair

Alberni Men’s Club opens on Sunday

Kinder Morgan protest planned for Port Alberni

Protest is part of a nationwide movement on Friday, March 23

Get emergency prepared with workshop at Capitol Theatre

Emergency preparedness workshop will take place on Friday, Mar. 23

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

Most Read