OFSAA 2022 Girls’ Rugby Championships


Girls’ A/AAHoly Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolSt Mary Catholic Secondary SchoolCentre Dufferin District High School
Girls’ AAAMayfield Secondary SchoolUxbridge Secondary SchoolGlebe Collegiate Institute
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, COSSA
Mayfield Secondary School


COSSA – St Mary Catholic Secondary SchoolCOSSA  – I E Weldon Secondary School
COSSA – Holy Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolCWOSSA – Brantford Collegiate Institute
CWOSSA – Grey Highland Secondary SchoolCWOSSA – Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School
CWOSSA – Centre Dufferin District High SchoolEOSSAA  – Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
EOSSAA – La Salle Secondary SchoolGHAC – Oakville Trafalgar High School
GBSSA – Twin Lakes Secondary SchoolLOSSA – Uxbridge Secondary School
GHAC – Thomas A Blakelock High SchoolNCSSAA – Glebe Collegiate Institute
LOSSA – Courtice Secondary SchoolROPSSAA – Mayfield Secondary School
LOSSA – Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational InstituteSOSSA  – Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School
ROPSSAA – Streetsville Secondary SchoolSWOSSAA – Ursline College
TDSSAA – Ursula Franklin AcademyTDSSAA – Northern Secondary School
WOSSAA – F E Madill Secondary SchoolWOSSAA  – Parkside Collegiate Instutite


Holy Cross Hurricanes win girls rugby provincial high school championship

First OFSAA AA title for the school’s program, ending a 12-year streak by Quinte schools.

Mike Davies

By Mike DaviesExaminer Sports Director

The Holy Cross Hurricanes senior girls rugby team captured the program’s first OFSAA gold medal on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes edged the host St. Mary Thunder 15-12 in an all-Kawartha OFSAA AA final in Cobourg.

After outscoring their previous three opponents 148-0 on Monday and Tuesday, the Hurricanes were pushed trailing 7-5 early in the second half.

Shannon Elliott had staked the Hurricanes to a 5-0 first half lead. Tori Reynolds scored the go-ahead try and Emma Belk kicked a convert and penalty kick to make it 15-7 before St. Mary scored with less than four minutes left to close the gap.

It was the first OFSAA since 2019 when Holy Cross lost in the final to Trenton in their first trip to OFSAA. They also qualified in 2020 but it was cancelled by COVID-19.

Riley Stone is the only player left from the 2019 team. She was in Grade 9 and didn’t get to play in that game against Trenton but was a key member of this year’s squad.

“Back in 2019 I watched all of our players fight a hard match and come out with silver,” Stone said.

“The alumni came out today to support us and we wanted to win it for them and we wanted to win it for us. We worked so hard as a team this year through the ups and downs and really pushed through to win this. We really wanted it this year. I’m just so proud of all the girls.”

Jake Fowler started the girls rugby program in 2014 and enlisted retired teacher Brian Greer, who had run a successful girls program at Adam Scott Collegiate, to assist him along with Chris Paige.

The team has been strong almost from day one and after 12 straight years of Quinte schools winning OFSAA, the Hurricanes achieved their milestone.

“It’s still sinking in,” Fowler said.

“It’s been quite a journey so it’s pretty special especially for these girls coming out of a pandemic. We talked a lot about it, that a year ago they were being told to not even leave their house and how special it is that they were able to play at OFSAA and let’s make the most of it.

“They did. They really played well and today they handled the adversity when they were down 7-5. That was the first time they’d been down all year. St. Mary’s came ready to play. It was at their school and they definitely gave us a great go. It was a great game.”

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