West Pool: BC Bears, Alberta Wolfpack, Pacific Northwest
East Pool: Rugby Saskatchewan, Rugby Manitoba, Ontario Blues
The BC Bears U18 Girls were crowned 2023 Western Canadian Champions after an impressive unbeaten campaign under Head Coach Jen Ross and Assistant Coach Jake Thiel, which featured two barnstorming victories over their Ontario rivals.
The Bears began Day 1 with a 43-0 win over Rugby Saskatchewan, before closing out the day with a 56-0 win against Rugby Manitoba.
Day 2 saw the Bears take on Ontario in a curtain raiser for Sunday’s final. The Bears claimed bragging rights for the night, at least, with a 21-10 win to secure top seeding for Saturday’s semi-final against Rugby Manitoba. The Bears ran out 38-3 winners, while Ontario edged a close encounter with Alberta to set up the rematch.
Despite falling to an early setback and yellow card, the Bears rallied to score two converted tries to move clear in a tense battle. The two conversions proved the difference as, despite scoring late, Ontario missed their kicks leaving the Bears to celebrate on the sound of the final whistle.