The Peterborough Examiner

Ardron injures knee in loss


Lakefield’s Tyler Ardron suffered a knee injury early in Wednesday night’s Team Canada Pacific Nations Cup rugby game at the BMO Field in Toronto.

Ardron, who is Team Canada’s captain, was sporting an ice pack on his knee after being forced to leave the game in the fourth minute.

The No. 8 said he did not think the injury was too serious but was slated to undergo a scan to check the extent of the damage.

As Canada awaited word on rugby Ardron’s knee injury, Ray Barkwill’s battle scars were plain to see.

The hooker with the shaved head and beard was sporting 13 staples atop his scalp, a souvenir of Canada’s 21-20 loss to Samoa on Wednesday night. The Canadian hooker left the field in the 35th minute for repairs but was back on the pitch for the second half after getting the cut closed.

Canada is now 0-3 in Pacific Nations Cup play and out of championsh­ip contention.


Eight Peterborou­gh Rugby Club members will participat­e in Rugby Ontario’s upcoming Inter-Provincial Championsh­ips in Quebec this weekend.

The tournament­s will see six junior men’s and women’s provincial rugby teams competing for the championsh­ip, with 33 clubs from across Ontario represente­d.

After the tryouts, training sessions, and exhibition matches, more than 150 trialists for each side were narrowed down to a travelling roster of 24 players.

Featuring Peterborou­gh Pagans Harlee Bruce and Katie Garland, the Women’s U18 Junior Storm will play two matches against Quebec in the inaugural Canada East Regional Championsh­ips in SteAnne-de-Bellevue from Saturday to Monday.

Three other teams with local athletes will be travelling to Ottawa’s Twin Elm Rugby Park for the Ontario-British Columbia Test Series from Friday to Sunday. Each team will play two games against British Columbia.

Pagan players Kyra Maybee, Maddy McGrath, Lily Stewart and Ella Verner will also be representi­ng Peterborou­gh this weekend, competing on the U16 Junior Storm team.

On the men’s side, Peterborou­gh’s Andrew Maltman will play for the U17 Junior Blues with Ben Burnside playing for the U15 Junior Blues.

National scouts will be in attendance at each tournament to select Canada East sides for the upcoming national age-grade program camps.


The Peterborou­gh Canadian Tire Peewee Tigers split a doublehead­er against Pickering in away game action Sunday.

The Tigers took the first game 13-4.

Gavin Winsor scored a triple and three singles for Peterborou­gh with Ethan Miele recording a double and two singles. Dylan Brown also scored a double with other singles added by Robin French, Adam Gilmoure, Steve Garvey, Austin Murray and Dan Milburn. Miele, Garvey, Gilmoure, French, Brown, Winsor and Milburn contribute­d runs. RBIs went to Gilmoure, Miele, Brown and Garvey. Austin Murray pitched for the Tigers, striking out four batters in four innings with Winsor tallying one strikeout in relief.

In the second game, the team suffered an 8-7 loss against Pickering.

French scored two doubles and a single with Gilmoure, Jacob Duda and Josh Patel adding one double each. Singles went to Gilmoure and Garvey. Runs were scored by French, Gilmoure, Garvey, Patel and Brown.

The Tigers also lost 14-4 to the Kawartha Cubs in Lindsay on Monday.

Murray tallied a double and a single for Peterborou­gh with Patel adding one single. Jordan Paterson, Brown, Duda, and Murray scored runs. RBIs went to French, Windsor and Murray.

The team will play another doublehead­er in Whitby Sunday.

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