Prairie Wolf Pack heads to the CRC
One week ago, the Prairie Wolf Pack Camp took place at the Calgary Rugby Union. The bar was set quite high as lots of big names in Canadian Rugby were present including Saskatchewan rugby legend, Hubert Buydens, as well as internationals Mozac Samson, Kyle Gilmour, Gordon McRorie and National Senior Men's Team assistant coach, Greame Moffat.
Friday included a team meeting as well as some defensive practice. Saturday started off with a backs/forwards followed by a team attack session. Saturday concluded with an intersquad game. The camp wrapped up on Sunday with a light on field session and individual player meetings with the coaches.
The Canadian Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend, August 13, at the Calgary Rugby Union. Here is your 2017 Prairie Wolf Pack roster:
Lucas Albornoz - Burnaby Lake
Brandon Baker - Regina Campion Grads
Jake Bentley - Calgary Canucks
Nicholas Blevins - Calgary Hornets
Robert Blunden - St. Albert RFC
Adam Bontus - St. Albert RFC
Gradyn Bowd - Red Deer Titans
Hubert Buydens - Saskatoon Wild Oats
Mark Discombe - Regina Rogues
Riley Fahlman - Regina Campion Grads
Gilbert Connor - Bow Valley Grizzlies
Kyle Gilmour - St. Albert RFC
Cam Hall - Strathcona Druids
Wayde Hodgen - Calgary Hornets
Pete Houlihan - Strathcona Druids
Ryan Kotlewski - Calgary Saints
Jeremy Kyne - Strathcona Druids
Nick McAuley - Calgary Saints
Kyle Morrison - Edmonton Nor’Westers
Carl Pocock - Calgary Rams
Robbie Povey - Calgary Hornets
Casey Reed - Univ of Victoria
Jake Robinson - St. Albert RFC
Mozac Samson - Calgary Saints
Evan Thomas - Edmonton Lep/Tigers
Conor Turner - Calgary Hornets
Col Jeffs - Head Coach
Gordon McRorie - Assistant Coach
Tyler Hawes - Assistant Coach
Melissa Petryna - Therapist
Jim Kazakoff - Manager
Sean Tindall - Assistant Manager
Jo Reinbold - Assistant Manager
Colby Westgard - Therapist
Our Saskatchewan boys gave it their all and did not disappoint. Huge congratulations to our very own Mark Discombe who made the 2017 Wolf Pack as well as Michael Clarke whom is on the reserve list. Congratulations to our fellow Campion Grads, Riley Fahlman and Brandon Baker, and Saskatoon Wild Oat, Hubert Buydens, who will also be seen on the field during the 2017 CRC.
The Prairie Wolf Pack is set to take on the Ontario Blues this Sunday, August 13th at 1pm. On Wednesday August 16th, the Wolf Pack faces off with the Atlantic Rock at 7pm. CRC finals will be held on Saturday, August 19th with the winner laying claim to the MacTier Cup.
Stay tuned for this action packed week of Senior Men's rugby! Games will be live streamed here.
All game updates and further information about the CRC can be found here.