TOSH teams look to build off strong showings in Rothesay
The Three Oaks Axewomen and Axemen both returned home with silver medals. Now the focus is on their own pitches for the prestigious Voye tournament, which honours the memory of the former Three Oaks music teacher and rugby coach.
"After our showing at the Rothesay tournament, we are pretty excited about what we are able to put on the field," said Axewomen head coach Tim Hockin. "We are definitely competitive, and we are going to compete for sure."
The Axewomen went 3 1 in the season opening tournament, dropping an 8 7 decision to St. Peter's Catholic High School from Ottawa, Ont., in the championship game. School Athletic Association senior AAA girls' championship in 16 years.
"We lost a couple of important girls (off Primobolan En Zweten that team)," said Hockin. "We lost Ashley Wright, who was star quality. We lost Amanda Rundle, and she played varsity rugby for Mount Allison this year. Those were our two (Grade 12) captains we lost, and we lost a few girls to the Canada Games soccer team, and we had to fill in those holes.
"The girls are stepping up, and I think we will do all right."
The Axewomen will compete in Pool A along with Saint John, Horton and North Nova.
"We will be missing some key members (this weekend)," said Hockin. "A few girls are off to band this week in Ottawa, so we will be missing Erica and Jessica Gillis. They play standoff and scrum half, and those are two important positions."
However, Hockin admits that provides a Nandrolone Opis good opportunity for other players to step in.
"We had a lot of Grade 12s last year, and have a lot of Grade 12s this "Anadrol 50" year as well," said Hockin. "It's a good mix of veterans, girls who played on the championship team last year, and we have a couple of good athletes who moved up from the A program last year, so they are able to Sustanon 250 3rd Week fill some holes."
"We have about 14 Grade 12s , 11 Grade 11s and one Grade 10e. Grade 10s don't usually make the team, but this year we had a player (Riley DesRoches) who was able to step up "Anadrol 50" and play with us. . . We have good set of forwards with some mobility and size, and our backs are really quick."
Axemen head Buy Jintropin coach James Voye
The Axemen, who have won the provincial senior AAA boys' championship the last two years, will be looking to win their sixth Voye tournament. The Axemen beat Northumberland 7 0 in last year's final to sweep the tournament banners for Three Oaks.
"It was the first time we both won (the Voye tournament)," "Oxandrolone Powder India" said Axemen head coach James Voye. "That was a big deal."
Like the Axewomen, the Axemen are also looking to build off their Hgh Jintropin Avis showing in Rothesay.
"We had a strong showing over there with three wins and one loss," said Voye. "The boys played well, especially for the time of the year."
This weekend, the Axemen are in Pool A along with Horton and Hants East.
"I try to get the boys to go into every game thinking we are going to be in for a tough match, and we do not underestimate anybody," said Voye. "We go into every game knowing we have to play well to win."
As for this year's edition of the Axemen, Voye said there is a good mix of Grade 11s and 12s.
"We have about 14 Grade 12s , 11 Grade 11s and one Grade 10," explained Voye. "Grade 10s don't usually make the team, but this year we had a player (Riley DesRoches) who was able to step up and play with us. . . We have good set of forwards with some mobility and size, and our backs are really quick."
Has Voye established any goals for the Axemen going into the Voye tournament?
"No. 1 thing would be improvement," he answered. "I want to see the kids get better with the game of rugby, and learn more.
"Not just that, but over the years they have gotten to know kids from other provinces and they keep that connection in provincial rugby. It's kind of a neat experience."