Dan Prentice-Chowen scored five tries to lead the Mohawk Mountaineers to a 52-26 win over the Conestoga Condors in the final OCAA men’s rugby game of the season (Sunday Oct. 21) in Hamilton.
Three of his scores came in the first half after which the Mountaineers trailed 21-19.
Prentice-Chowen, a first year player from Grimsby, said it was the first time he scored five tries in a game. He was pleased, not only winning, but for totally turning around the 52-28 defeat at Conestoga October 10. He said the game was a lot of fun.
Prentice-Chowen agreed the team improved as the season wore on and it culminated with this victory. “All our players came out to play today. We wanted this last win and had a great game. We put it all together this week.”
Mohawk head coach Bill Stuart said Prentice-Chowen is one of the better players and hopefully can lead the Mountaineers for a few years.
The coach says his team has always been pretty good offensively. “We could score tries against some teams, but defensively we had problems against other teams. This week was nice. We managed to do more defensively,” Stuart said.
Mohawk’s second half comeback was highlighted by two long and spectacular try runs by Jaden Peters, the fifth year player from Halton Hills.
Alec Nicholls (Brampton) also scored a try for the Mountaineers. Ethan Pankamo (Burlington-Pearson) kicked six converts.
Aaron Melnyk had two tries for Conestoga. Cameron Warner and Liam McCulloch got the others, Matt Dacosta had two converts and Tyler Nichol made one.
Source: Al Craig