Phil Blundon tackles a Prince George Gnat, backed by Tim Waggot and Mike Homeniuk. The Northmen are undefeated so far this season, with two more games to go, one in Prince George against the Gnats and one here in Terrace against Williams Lake. Jackie Lieuwen photo

Northmen aiming to test their calibre

With a loss this weekend, the Northmen are 3-1-0, and are hitting up the Williams Lake Stampede

THE Terrace Northmen lost their first game of the season today, a tough 26-23 loss to the Prince George Gnats.

The Gnats are always a hard-hitting opponent, a tough and experienced team, said club vice-president Evan van Dyk prior to the match.

The loss puts the Northmen at 3-1-0 for the season, with two more league games to go. They’ll tackle one more game against the Gnats and host a home game against the Williams Lake Rustlers, who defeated by a close 22-20 earlier this season.

But the big test will be next weekend, when the Northmen hit up the Williams Lake Stampede Tournament and face some of the top rugby teams in the province.

Van Dyk says they are looking to test where they stand after their incredible season last year.

“Last year we showed that we can compete, so now we really want to test ourselves to the next level to see where we fall,” van Dyk said.

 

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