Ex-Braves player back with Grizzlies; CW tops in BC U16 rugby; Racquet Club, JDF fall short in Rick Lapointe Memorial

The Grizzlies host the Nanaimo Clippers tonight (Dec. 10) at Bear Mountain Arena, 7:15 p.m. start.

Ex-Brave back with Grizzlies

The Victoria Grizzlies re-acquired defenceman Jaden Schmeisser on Nov. 29. The ex-Saanich Jr. B Brave played the past two seasons with the Grizz but started this year on the West Kelowna Warriors.

The Grizzlies host the Nanaimo Clippers tonight (Dec. 10) at Bear Mountain Arena, 7:15 p.m. start. The Clippers boast rookie Nick Guerra, recently signed from the Saanich Braves.

Schmeisser, 20, assisted on the Grizz’s second goal in a 6-3 loss to the Powell River Kings on Saturday, his fourth game back with the club.

The Grizz are home to the Kings on Friday at  7:15 p.m. and visit the Alberni Bulldogs on Saturday.

 

Racquet Club second in B flight

Lach Hadley led the host Victoria Racquet Club Kings as they fell just short of cracking the A flight playoff bracket in the Rick Lapointe Memorial Bantam AAA Showcase.

Hadley, a 2000-born forward, scored three goals and four assists in the round robin portion in which the Kings went 2-1. The loss came to the Hollyburn Huskies, who moved on to the A flight and lost in the Showcase final 6-4 to the champion Langley Eagles.

The Kings won their B flight semifinal 6-4 over the Coquitlam Chiefs. But the Cowichan Capitals were too much, dominating the B final 7-1 over the Kings.

Jordan Guiney scored four goals and two assists to pace the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies into the A flight semifinal, where they lost to the Hollyburn Huskies 6-2.

Castaway Wanderers U16 tops in B.C.

The Castaway Wanderers U16 boys team are provincial rugby champions, having defeated the Bayside Sharks 49-7 in the recent final.

CW advanced to the final having won the U16 Island championship in late November over Saanich’s Velox 59-0.

Coach Spencer Robinson praised CW No. 8 Jonah Hall (captain), scrum-half Brayden Tate and fly-half Brennig Prevost after the match.

CW crossed for seven tries, including a hat trick by second rower Jim Newman. Winger Sam Barclay scored two tries. Myles Duncan scored one, as did CW’s perennial age-grade MVP Brandon Schellenberger.

sports@vicnews.com

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