TC Cup final postponed for Black Sheep rugby

Saturday’s snowstorm has forced the Vancouver Island Rugby Union to postpone the TC Cup championship.

Saturday’s snowstorm has forced the Vancouver Island Rugby Union to postpone the TC Cup championship between Nanaimo Hornets and Port Alberni Black Sheep into the new year.

“Nanaimo did a ton of work,” Black Sheep head coach Jas Purewal said. “They shoveled the field off but it was just too cold the next day with the freezing. It was pretty unsafe.”

The final will be moved into January, but the league is in the process of setting the second half of the regular season schedule, Purewal said. “They didn’t want to pencil this one in until (the schedule) was done,” he said.

Purewal is pushing to play the final in late January.

“It would be nice to have a game under our belts first,” he said. “To be honest, it’s a little anti-climatic.”

Nanaimo is the team to beat, having gone undefeated in the first half of the season. The Sheep lost their only two games to Nanaimo.

To add insult to injury, Black Sheep kicker Jordan Kurucz discovered just before midnight on Friday that someone driving a truck or 4×4 had been doing doughnuts on the snow-covered rugby pitch at the Argyle Street facility.

Purewal said they won’t know the extent of damage until the snow melts. “It’s pretty senseless.”

Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Amelia Hayden said RCMP received a call Friday night about the same truck at EJ Dunn Elementary.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

twitter.com/alberninews

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

 

 

Just Posted

Musical fundraiser in Port Alberni supports life after loss

Camp Kerry Society raising funds to provide grief and loss supports to children and youth

No ‘imminent’ health risks at McLean Mill, says medical health officer

Remediation costs for historic site raises concerns

Port Alberni resident assaulted after confronting thief

RCMP warn residents to call for police assistance

Butterflies released in Port Alberni in memory of loved ones

Alberni Valley Hospice Society hosts fourth annual ‘Butterfly Effect’

Overpass, barrier, more parking considered for Cathedral Grove

Provincial government proceeding ‘with caution’

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

PHOTOS: North Island home gutted in fire deemed ‘suspicious’

No injuries reported; firefighters prevented blaze from spreading

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Island Health issues safer drug-use tips ahead of music festival season

Health authority aims to reduce overdose risks at festivals

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Most Read