The Dog River Howlers finished second this weekend at the the International Abbotsford Rugby 7's which teams from six countries participated in. University of Saskatchewan Huskies running back Jeff Hassler who plays his rugby with the Calgary Hornets along with Calgary Irish's Ian Shoults led the way with scoring each with seven tries . Along the way to the final game which they lost 33-28 to the Fiji Ambassadors (8 players from their national team in their ranks) the Howlers racked up wins against the Cayman Islands National Team, Mexican National Team, Burnaby Lake Buffalos along with Valley High which was made up collection of high lever Canadian players most with national team experience. They lost one game in their preliminary round to Fijian club Ratsu Filise which had placed second to Canada's National Team at the previous week's Victoria 7's. Other prominent international teams competing in this tournament was a Kenyan National Team Selection and the British Army. The Howlers's next competition will be Mexico's Cancun 7's on November 26 and 27 followed by Cuba's Havana Howlers 7's on December 2 and 3.
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