Seamen fall to Northmen in early season clash

Seamen give up 20 second half points in losing effort

The Prince Rupert Seamen hosted the Terrace Northmen on May 12 in an early season battle of northwest rivals.

The Seamen — who had to pick up some Terrace players for the game due to having an incomplete roster— battled hard, but eventually lost to the veteran Northmen 27-17.

“They’re multiple time divisional champions in the division,” said Jason Scherr, a member of the Seamen squad who was a referee in the game. “They have a lot of experience and it showed, especially in the second half.”

READ MORE: Rookie Rugby debuts on Seafest weekend

The Seamen were able to get out to a quick start, winning the ball on loose plays and advancing their position. Cody Schaefer and Jason Rioux both scored for the Seamen who were able to take an early 12-7 lead in the first half of the game.

Despite the Seamen’s quick start, Terrace responded with aggression in the second half, taking advantage of a deeper team and fresher legs to tackle hard in the middle of the field and win the positional battle.

The Northmen were able to respond with four scores for 20 points in the second half to bring home the commanding 10 point victory.

Deone Stephens was the lone scorer for Prince Rupert in the second half of the game.

READ MORE: Prince Rupert Seamen battle hard in loss

Despite the loss, Scherr said the team is showing growth and signs of growing stronger as many of Prince Rupert’s players are products of the Charles Hays Secondary School rugby program.

“All in all, it was a very good showing from our guys, and the Terrace captains were very impressed by the young talent we are developing,” said team captain Cody Curry.

The Seamen will next host multiple teams for a day of games during Seafest in June.



matthew.allen@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Recap

Highlights and results from day 6 at the All Native Basketball Tournament

All Native Basketball Tournament Day of Champions Preview

Looking ahead to the championship matches of the All Native Tournament

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Wolves still haven’t been caught in Port Edward

District council briefs from Feb. 12 meeting include Diana Lake and an update on wolves in the area

Ice skating on the North Coast, a rare treat

Seawolves hockey players bring their gear to Oliver Lake this week to play on the outdoor rink

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read