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July 12,2014(ISN) – VICTORIA, BC – British Columbia¹s Elite Youth Sevens program lifted their
third straight U18 Men¹s title at the Victoria International Sevens on
Saturday afternoon, blanking Utah Lions 45-0 in the Cup Final.

BC-Gold, the
province¹s top U18 men¹s team, went 5-0 during the round-robin before
cruising past the second-seeded Lions to wrap up the title.

The Boys U14 title went to Fraser Valley-1 after an all-Valley final saw
them down their fellow regional reps 22-19. The Fraser Valley West U16 Men
defeated Vancouver North-1 17-5 in their Cup Final. The U18 Open men¹s final
featured the same teams as the U16s, but it was Vancouver North who came
away with the title, defeating Valley West 40-5. The U18 Women¹s division
saw Vancouver Island-1 go undefeated and eventually win the title with a
31-7 win over Vancouver Island Thunder.

BCEY7¹s program takes 2014 Victoria International Sevens title

The BC-Gold program won their second major title of the 2014 season after
lifting the Hong Kong International Youth Sevens this past March. The
BC-Gold team had also finished as runner-ups at the Las Vegas Invitational
to national program USA High School All Americans in January. For many of
the seniors in the BC program, the win was a fitting finish to their BC
junior sevens rugby careers.

³We didn¹t expect the final to be that one-sided and it¹s a little
overwhelming,² said Abbotsford¹s Jason Hignell, who toured with the BCEY7¹s
program to Vegas and Hong Kong this year. ³We owe so much to our coach Shane
Thompson. If it wasn¹t for him, we wouldn¹t have had such a great team and
had those opportunities to play rugby in different countries.²

The final saw BC run in seven unanswered tries in their 45-0 win over Utah.
AJ Blackwell paced the squad with three tries, while Captain Theo Sauder
tallied a brace. Ben Scher and Cathal Long each went over for tries. Sauder
tacked on four conversions with Scher adding a single to round out the
scoring.

³It was a great way for our older guys to graduate from the program,² added
BCEY7¹s head coach Thompson. ³I¹m looking forward to seeing them play more
sevens at the senior level in the near future.²

BC-Blue also showed well, narrowly missing out on the final in a 14-12
decision to Utah in the final round of pool play. The BC squad went on to
place third in the tournament, downing historic rivals Ontario 47-5 in the
consolation match. BC-White recorded a narrow win over Alberta in the fifth
place playoff, defeating Alberta 21-14 in their placement final.

U18 Men¹s Elite

BC-Gold 53 – 0 BC-White

Utah 21 – 10 Ontario

BC-Blue 32 – 5 Alberta

BC-Gold 27 – 12 Utah

Ontario 19 – 24 BC-Blue

Alberta 22 – 28 BC-White

BC-Gold 43 – 0 Ontario

Alberta 5 – 34 Utah

BC-White 7 – 10 BC-Blue

BC-Gold 22 – 12 BC-Blue

Ontario 26 – 29 Alberta

Utah 40 – 5 BC-White

BC-Gold 48 – 0 Alberta

Ontario 29 – 7 BC-White

Utah 14 – 12 BC-Blue

5th vs 6th Alberta 14 – 21 BC-White

3rd vs 4th BC-Blue 47 – 5 Ontario

1st vs 2nd BC-Gold 45 – 0 Utah

U18 Men¹s Open

South Island 12 – 12 Vancouver North

Cardinal Vaughan-1 5 – 14 Valley West

Cardinal Vaughan-2 15 – 14 Vancouver East

South Island 22 – 33 Valley West

Cardinal Vaughan-1 22 – 14 Vancouver East

Vancouver North 33 – 5 Cardinal Vaughan-2

Vancouver North 36 – 21 Vancouver East

Valley West 14 – 12 Cardinal Vaughan-2

South Island 14 – 29 Cardinal Vaughan-1

DEFAULT South Island 0 – 21 Vancouver East

Cardinal Vaughan-1 38 – 5 Cardinal Vaughan-2

Valley West 0 – 47 Vancouver North

DEFAULT South Island 0 – 21 Cardinal Vaughan-2

Cardinal Vaughan-1 19 – 26 Vancouver North

Valley West 19 – 10 Vancouver East

3rd vs 4th Cardinal Vaughan def. Vancouver East

Cup Final Vancouver North 40 – 5 Valley West

U18 Women¹s

Vancouver Island-1 46 – 0 Vancouver Island-2

Vancouver Island Thunder 33 – 0 Vancouver Island-2

Vancouver Island-1 28 – 5 Vancouver Island Thunder

CUP FINAL Vancouver Island 31 – 7 Vancouver Island Thunder

U16 Men¹s

Pool A: South Island 45 – 0 Vancouver North-2

Pool A: Vancouver Island Thunder 12 – 10 Valley West

Pool A: Vancouver Island Thunder 36 – 0 Vancouver North-2

Pool A: South Island 12 – 19 Valley West

Pool A: Vancouver Island Thunder 15 – 12 South Island

Pool A: Vancouver North-2 5 – 52 Valley West

Pool B: Vancouver North-1 21 – 26 North Island

Pool B: Vancouver East 10 – 24 Valley East

Pool B: Vancouver North-1 19 – 15 Valley East

Pool B: Vancouver East 7 – 24 North Island

Pool B: Vancouver East 10 – 19 Vancouver North-1

Pool B: North Island 24 – 19 Valley East

Playoffs

Plate Semis 3A South Island 19 – 14 4B Vancouver East

Plate Semis 3B Valley East 27 – 0 4A Vancouver North-2

Cup Semis 1A Vancouver Island Thunder 0 – 33 2B Vancouver North-1

Cup Semis 1B North Island 7 – 24 2A Valley West

7th/8th Playoff Vancouver East 26 – 5 Vancouver North-2

Plate Final South Island 19 – 20 Valley East

3rd/4th Playoff Vancouver Island Thunder 10 – 17 North Island

Cup Final Vancouver North-1 5 – 17 Valley West

U14 Boys

Pool A: Vancouver North-2 0 – 47 Vancouver Island-1

Pool A: Valley-1 24 – 0 Island Mongrels

Pool A: Island-1 7 – 31 Valley-1

Pool A: Island Mongrels 35 – 7 Vancouver North-2

Pool A: Valley-1 54 – 0 Vancouver North-2

Pool A: Island-1 36 – 0 Island Mongrels

Pool B: Vancouver North-1 62 – 0 Island-2

Pool B: Valley-2 43 – 0 Delta

Pool B: Island-2 0 – 53 Valley-2

Pool B: Delta 0 – 54 Vancouver North-1

Pool B: Valley-2 vs Vancouver North-1

Pool B: Delta 22 – 12 Island-2

Playoffs

Plate Semis: 3A South Island Mongrels 36 – 0 4B Vancouver Island-2

Plate Semis: 3B Delta 22 – 5 4A Vancouver North-2

Cup Semis: 1A Valley-1 24 – 7 2B Vancouver North-1

Cup Semis: 1B Valley-2 15 – 7 2A Vancouver Island-1

7th/8th Placement Final Vancouver Island-2 26 – 19 Vancouver North-2

3rd/4th Placement Vancouver North-1 17 – 14 Vancouver Island-1

Plate Final (@ Wallace Field) South Island Mongrels 26 – 6 Delta

Cup Final (@ Centennial Stadium) Valley-1 22 – 19 Valley-2

The BC Elite Youth Sevens program is proudly sponsored by Adera Development
Corp. The BCEY7’s program was implemented to identify, train and develop
athletes who can go on to represent their regions, their province and Canada
at future World Cups and Olympic Games.

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