Due to air quality concerns today in Calgary, both games will kick off at 5pm MT. Atlantic Rock vs. Prairie Wolf Pack can be streamed live at 5pm MT (7pm ET/4pm PT) at https://sportscanada.tv
2018 Atlantic Rock Travelling Squad
Alex Forrest Frank Walsh Martial Lagain Owen Parfrey Cole Keith Jordon Power Keelan Chapman Liam Carter Lucas Hotton Brad Lester Kyle Baillie Mo Abdelmonem Matt Heaton Zac Coughlan Matt Murphy Jamie McKenzie Graham Barry Patrick Parfrey Tony Pomroy Maxime Perrault Jordan Wilson-Ross Aidan McMullen Josh Campbell Patrick McNicholas Cooper Coates
Coaches: Simon Blanks & Jack Hanratty Physio: Maxime Charron
Wolf Pack to Face the Atlantic Rock in 2018 CRC Semi Finals CALGARY
(August 22, 2018)With the seeding round of the 2018 Canadian Rugby Championship complete, the stage is set for a match-up between the Wolf Pack and the Atlantic Rock in the semi-finals of the CRC on Thursday, August 23, 2018, kick off at the Calgary Rugby Park is 7:00 pm.
The Rock surprised the Ontario Blues and emerged as the number one seed in the east. The Wolf Pack opened their home and home series with the BC Bears with a close victory over the 2017 Mac Tier Cup holders. The BC Bears came back strong and clinched the number one seed with a decisive victory at home, securing the vital bonus points that pushed them past the Wolf Pack in seeding.
“We are looking forward to the match against the Rock. They are always a formidable side and will no doubt be emboldened with their success against the Blues,” said Jim Kazakoff, manager of the Wolf Pack. “We will be prepared. We have a real opportunity to move to the Final on Sunday, before a home crowd, and that is the ultimate goal,” added Kazakoff. In 2017, the Wolf Pack beat the Rock in the bronze medal match of the competition.
The 2018 Canadian Rugby Championship competition — featuring the Atlantic Rock, BC Bears, Ontario Blues and Prairie Wolf Pack —commences on Thursday, August 23, 2018 with the BC Bears playing the Ontario Blues at 5:00 pm. The Wolf Pack then faces the Atlantic Rock at 7:00 pm. All games to be played at the Calgary Rugby Park (9025 Shepard Road, S.E.)
2018 CRC Schedule:
Dates Opponent Location
GAME 1 - Thursday, August 23 ‘ 18 (5:00 pm) BC Bears v. Ontario Blues Calgary Rugby Park
GAME 2 - Thursday, August 23 ‘ 18 (7:00 pm) Prairies Wolf Pack v. Atlantic Rock Calgary Rugby Park
Sunday. Aug 26, 2018 (noon) Bronze Medal - Loser Game # 1 v. Loser Game # 2 Calgary Rugby Park
Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 (2:00 pm) CRC Championship - Winner Game # 1 v. Winner Game # 2 Calgary Rugby Park
Prairie Wolf Pack Player Roster for 2018 CRC Competition
Jake Bentley Calgary AB Canucks RFC Gradyn Bowd Red Deer AB Red Deer Titans James Buchanan Calgary AB Calgary Hornets Dalton Campbell Calgary AB Calgary Hornets Grant Crowell Calgary AB Calgary Rams Cole Davis Calgary AB Calgary Saints Riley Fahlman Regina SK Campion Grads RFC Joe Franey Saskatoon SK Saskatoon Badgers Brock Gallagher Edmonton AB Strathcona Druids Connor Gilbert Cochrane AB Bow Valley Grizzlies Cam Hall Edmonton AB Strathcona Druids Wayde Hodgen Calgary AB Calgary Hornets Jacob Horton Calgary AB Canucks RFC Logan Jones Calgary AB Canucks RFC Gabrial Kajdy Calgary AB Canucks RFC Marko Klimenko Winnipeg U of M Wombats Ryan Kotlewski Calgary AB Calgary Saints Ben Lesage Calgary AB Canucks RFC Gordon McRorie Calgary AB Calgary Hornets Kyle Morrison Edmonton AB Nor'Westers Robbie Povey Calgary AB Calgary Hornets Joshua Pritchett Calgary AB Calgary Rams Jordan Roberts Edmonton AB St Albert RFC Mozac Samson Calgary AB Calgary Saints Joshua Schlebach Calgary AB Calgary Rams Conor Turner Calgary AB Calgary Hornets
Head Coach: Col Jeffs Coaches: Tyler Hawes, Simon Dodd Manager: Jim Kazakoff Assistant Manager; Jo Reinbold Athletic Therapists: Nichole Ainsworth, Charlotte Van Audenrode
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: firstname.lastname@example.org