Academy Lineup Announced for Season Opener in Boston
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QUINCY, MA – Toronto Arrows Academy Director and Head Coach Cory Hector has named his starting lineup for Saturday’s academy clash with the New England Free Jacks.
The season-opening squad features representation from 13 different Canadian post-secondary institutions and 19 different Canadian grassroots clubs.
Sam Mace – one of five senior Arrows named to the lineup – will captain the young side, with fellow senior player Mitch Voralek deputizing.
Tomorrow’s match, played at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, MA, precedes the clash between the Toronto and New England senior sides, and will kick off at 12 p.m.
The game will not be streamed — UPDATE: the Free Jacks have announced that the match will be streamed on their Facebook page — however fans can follow along with updates shared via the Toronto Arrows Senior Academy’s Twitter channel @ArrowsSrAcademy.
Starting prop Marc-Antoine Ouellet will only participate in the first half of the Academy match, as the Quebec native has also been named as a senior team substitute later on in the day.
The Academy’s 2022 campaign kicked off in early February, with under-18 to under-23 athletes training regularly at two regional sites in Ontario (Guelph, Kingston) and one in Quebec (Montreal).
Toronto Arrows Academy Lineup vs. New England Free Jacks Academy:
- Bryce Worden* | University of British Columbia / Burnaby Lake
- Sam Mace* (C) | University of Ottawa / Bytown Blues
- Marc-Antoine Ouellet* | Universite Laval / Club de Rugby de Quebec
- Hank Stevenson* | Wilfrid Laurier University / Toronto Nomads
- Tom Artmann | Concordia University / Beaconsfield
- Max Goodwin | University of Guelph / Aurora Barbarians
- Gelel Rezig | Ecole de Technologie Superieur / Town of Mount Royal
- Matt Fish | Wilfrid Laurier University / Waterloo County
- Kevin Oh | University of Waterloo / Waterloo County
- James Webb | Queen’s University / Toronto City
- Glenn Butler | Royal Military College of Canada / Grimsby Gentlemen
- Liam McLaughlin | Seneca College / Ajax Wanderers
- Josh Eustace | University of Waterloo / Brantford Harlequins
- Paul Schroeder | University of Waterloo / Balmy Beach
- Mitch Voralek* (VC) | University of Waterloo / Waterloo County
- David Scollon | University of Guelph / Oakville Crusaders
- Aidan Vachon | University of Guelph / Brantford Harlequins
- Evan Roy | University of Ottawa / Ottawa Beavers
- Caleb Hickey | Trent University / Barrie
- Andrew Munford | McMaster University / University of British Columbia Old Boys Ravens
- Adam Doyle | Queen’s University / Kingston Panthers
- JC Vinette | Concordia University / Town of Mount Royal
- Noah Van Dam | University of Waterloo / Guelph Redcoats
* = Senior Team player
Toronto Arrows Academy Staff
Cory Hector | Head Coach (Arrows Academy – Director)
Dave Butcher* | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Ontario East Lead)
John Lavery | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Quebec Lead)
Adam Maahs | Assistant Coach (Arrows Academy – Ontario West Lead)
Mark Winokur | General Manager
* = not travelling
About Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club:
Established in 2018, the Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club is Canada’s first and only professional rugby union team.
Competing in Major League Rugby, the team is equipped to compete against top-tier North American professional club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.
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