Early this month, ruggers gathered from all across their respective provinces to play their final matches of the season. Here are the highlights from the British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario provincial championships.
From May 26th to June 2nd, the British Columbia Championships were held in Abbotsford. It was an exhilarating display of competition, with many exciting matches. In the AAA division, the boys from Shawnigan Lake asserted their dominance as they cruised through their first two games without giving up a single point. Upon meeting St. George in the semi-finals, Shawnigan Lake continued to play their game en route to a 33-13 victory. Shawnigan Lake simply could not be stopped, as they steamrolled the team from Carson Graham 22-5 to take the Provincial Championship. In the AA division, there was no match for the defense of Brentwood College, as they gave up a total of just 15 points over 4 games to claim the Championship.
On June 8th and 9th, the Alberta provincial championships were held at Ellerslie Rugby Club in Edmonton. It was a successful year for the girls’ and boys’ teams from Winston Churchill High School, as they both took home gold in the Tier 2 division. Victory for the boys’ team was especially sweet, as they overcome the Banff Community High School team, to whom they lost during the final match of the 2011 provincials. As for action in the Tier 1 division, the girls’ team from Raymond High School took gold while the boys from Holy Trinity Academy were champions for the 2011-12 season.
From June 5th to 7th, the Ontario provincial championships were held at the Mohawk Sports Complex in Hamilton. In the boys’ A/AA championships, Brock High School came out on top of F.E. Madill in a close 19-14 game. In the boys’ AAA/AAAA championships, Streetsville used a strong defense throughout the tournament and continued the momentum right to the championship game where they defeated Fenelon Falls, 14-5 to take the gold. In the girls’ A/AA division, the #1 ranked Quinte Saints lived up to their expectations, as they emerged victorious over the Trenton Tigers in a hard fought 7-5 Championship game. In the girls’ AAA/AAAA championships, Oakville Trafalgar jumped out to an early lead and held off a furious comeback attempt by Ashbury College on their way to a 24-12 victory to claim the title.
As this month marked the end of the 2011/2012 high school sport season, students have now wrapped up another great year on the field and in the classroom. Here at School Sport Canada, we wish all students, coaches and parents a wonderful summer!