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JUNE 15, 2018

Wolf Pack Host Royal Air Force Rugby in Final Pre-Season Match

Wolf Pack Host Royal Air Force Rugby in Final Pre-Season Match


CALGARY (June 14, 2018) - The Wolf Pack conclude their exhibition season with a match against the Royal Airforce Rugby Union on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Calgary Rugby Park. The Royal Air Force competes in the Interservice Rugby Competition in England. Gates open at 5:30 PM and kick off is 7:00 PM.

The Wolf Pack is coming off disappointing losses in two previous exhibition matches against the Seattle Seawolves and Utah Warriors of Major League Rugby. “Our pre-season results provided our players with a clear picture of where their game needs to be at to be able to compete at this level. The Royal Air Force squad will be very competitive and we will need to be in form to be able to secure a win,” said Jim Kazakoff, manager of the Wolf Pack.

The 2018 Canadian Rugby Championship competition — featuring the Atlantic Rock, BC Bears, Ontario Blues and Prairie Wolf Pack —has the Wolf Pack Playing the 2017 CRC Champion BC Bears in a home and home series. The Rock and the Blues will also engage in a home and home series. These matches will determine seeding for the championship round.

All four teams then travel to Calgary for the semifinals and finals matches. The Semifinals will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and the Championship and Bronze medal matches will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018. All matches will be played at the Calgary Rugby Park, 9025 Shepard Road SE, Calgary, AB.

Wolf Pack 2018 Schedule:

Dates

Opponent

Location

Fri., June 16, 2018 (7:00 PM)

Royal Air Force

Calgary Rugby Park

Fri., July 27, 2018

BC Bears

Calgary Rugby Park

Fri., Aug 10, 2018

BC Bears

UBC Wolfson Field (BC)

Thurs., Aug 23, 2018

West # 1 v. East #2 East # 1 v. West #2

Calgary Rugby Park

Sun., Aug 26, 2018

Bronze Medal Match
CRC Championship Match

Calgary Rugby Park

Prairie Wolf Pack v Royal Air Force June 15, 2018

  1. Logan Jones

  2. Gabrial Kajdy

  3. Anthony Battistone

  4. Josh Schlebach

  5. Riley Fahlman

  6. Connor Gilbert (VC)

  7. FJ Bronkhorst

  8. Grant Crowell

  9. Mark Discombe

  10. Ruairi O’Farrell

  11. Jake Bentley (C)

  12. James Buchanan

  13. Dalton Campbell (VC)

  14. Ian Shoults

  15. Cam Hall

  16. Gareth Brown

  17. Jacob Horton

  18. Joshua Pritchett

  19. Tom Dillon

  20. Jake Butler

  21. Zach Pilgrim

  22. Hosam Mobarak

  23. Braeden Bespalko

Staff
Tyler Hawes – Coach
Simon Dodd – Coach
Simon Fitzgerald - Coach
Jim Kazakoff – Manager
Nichole Ainsworth – Athletic Therapist

ABOUT THE WOLF PACK:

The Prairie Wolf Pack is a Canadian rugby union team representing the Prairies region in the Canadian Rugby Championship, which is the highest level of domestic rugby competition in Canada. The Team primarily draws players from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Wolf Pack won the MacTier Cup in 2015 before a home crowd.

For more information:

Kevin Blanchette
Communications, Rugby Week in Calgary Cell: 403.607.1156
E-mail: kevinblanchette@shaw.ca

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