The Prince Rupert Rugby Seamen travelled to Prince George on the weekend. Photo contributed.

The Prince Rupert Rugby Seamen travelled to Prince George on the weekend. Photo contributed.

Prince Rupert Sports in Brief: May 10

Brief sports stories from around the Prince Rupert region for the week of May 10.

Rise ’N’ Grind just ahead

Loaded Sports is putting on its semi-annual skateboarding competition on June 4, called Rise N Grind.

The event will be held at Prince Rupert Skate Park, starting at 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon, although pre-registration can take place at Loaded Sports anytime before the event. Helmets and signed waivers are mandatory. If the contestant is under 19, they will have to get a parent or guardian to sign as well.

“We’re thrilled that we’re able to host free events like this, while getting people in the community involved, no matter their financial situation,” said Marc Page, owner of Loaded Sports.

The event will have different courses and obstacles. Prizes will be donated by a large number of sponsors, ranging from DC, Primitive, Oakley, Spy Optics, Andal Bearings, Almost Famous, LRG, Volcom and Loser Machine.

For more information, contact Page or anyone at Loaded Sports at 250-627-8699 or email

Rugby Seamen travel to PG

The Prince Rupert Seamen made the eight-hour trip to Prince George last weekend. Although they didn’t return with any wins, it was some valuable playing time for the team.

Making up the team were Cody Curry (coach), Noah Tokarchuk, Casey Lennon, Branden Skaar, Dakota McDonald, Steven Drozd, Lani Foster, George Baker, Aiden Campbell and Kadeyn Whittles.

The team fell to Prince George 35-0 in the first game, although Curry noted lots of improvement for Rupert in the second half. Lennon was the best player of that game, with some open field tackles and strong running with the ball.

In the second game, it was a lot closer but the Williams Lake Rustlers doubled up Rupert 20-10 in a game that the coach said could have gone either way. Tokarchuk was named man of the match, with big tackles and scoring one try. Curry said Whittles was also a standout for the Seamen, scoring a try in only his second-ever game.

The third game of the day was a mix of all four team to make two big teams, which were just for fun. There was also a social dinner hosted by the Prince George team.

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