The club is noted as being the first North American team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the world's first transatlantic rugby league team. Their home stadium is Lamport Stadium (aka "The Den"), which is just a couple blocks from where Gord and I live.
Today the Wolfpack were playing the Barrow Raiders. Going into today's game, the Wolfpack was in first place with just one loss and Rochdale was in second last place with just four wins.
Everyone loves Jefferson, the Wolfpack mascot. He was mingling outside the stadium before the game.
The guitar player who riffs when the Wolfpack scores was also outside the stadium.
It was Forces and Families Day and members of the Canadian Forces were there.
Gord had some family stuff to take care of so I went solo.
Gordo was also there.
The game wasn't televised so Derek, a fan, livestreamed it on a Wolfpack fan group on Facebook again this week.
Brigadier-General McPherson presented the game ball.
Here come the Wolfpack players ...
God Save the Queen and O Canada were sung ...
And the game began ...
|The Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon hovered|
over the Stadium to salute the Canadian Forces members in attendance
|The crowd chanted "Hit the streetcar" ... but alas, Gaz didn't|
|There were some words exchanged at this point|
|Section 35 - the Wolfpack cheering section|
The score at the end of the first half was 40 - 2 for the Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack Dance Squad entertained again.
Then there was a giant game of dodgeball. Jefferson was the captain of one team and Gordo was the captain of the other. I have no idea who won.
|Gordo lost some hair|
There there was a wheelbarrow race. Not hard to guess that Jefferson and Gordo didn't win.
Then the second half started.
|The CNE Air Show is happening this weekend and planes flew overhead|
The Wolfpack won 62 - 8. Yay!
After the game, players from both teams hung out and said hello to the crowd.
|Henderson Brewing Company is a support of the|
Wolfpack and labeled their beer cans with players
The beer garden is a popular spot and stays open for a while after the game!
There is one more home game next week and then the playoffs start (all playoff games will be home games).