Connecticut Grey cleans up at Can-Am

A Connecticut Grey player passes the ball during Sunday’s men’s over-35 division championship match of the Can-Am Rugby Tournament in the bowl at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SARANAC LAKE — The Connecticut Grey Rugby Club had quite a weekend at the 46th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament.

The club fielded four teams in the tournament, and by the time the matches wrapped up late Sunday afternoon, three of those Grey sides were Can-Am champions and a fourth squad finished runner-up.

The Grey turned out to be a pretty dominant force in the old boys divisions, winning the over-55, over-50 and over-35 titles and finishing runner up in the over-45 competition. The Grey over-55 team topped Old Breed 12-5 in the championship match, edged Old Breed 20-19 for the over-50 title and got past the Brockport Doggies 25-15 to take the over-35 crown.

The Schenectady Reds were the lone team to upend Connecticut in a final, winning the title 17-10.

After squeaking out a 5-3 victory over the Mountaineers in a quarterfinal Saturday, the Misfits went on to win the women’s division, rolling past OAS 45-5 in Sunday’s final.

A Misfits player pitches the ball while being pressured by an OAS defender during the women’s championship game Sunday at NCCC. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

The East Side Hyenas won the men’s club division with a 43-5 victory over the Mountaineers, who competed in their own tournament’s most competitive level for the first time.

The Gamblers took the men’s social division title, beating the Albany Knicks 53-5 on Sunday.

The 47th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament is slated to take place July 31 to Aug. 2, 2020.


Championship final

Connecticut Grey 12, Old Breed 5

Consolation final

Pequa Exiles 28, Mystic Geese 5


Championship final

Connecticut Grey 20, Old Breed 19

Consolation final

Chesty Disciples 5, Lockport 0


Championship final

Schenectady Reds 17, Connecticut Grey 10

Consolation final

Rovers 48, Loyalists 14


Championship final

Connecticut Grey 25, Brockport Doggies 15

Consolation final

Wild Rovers 47, Northeast Militia 5


Championship final

Misfits 45, OAS 5

Consolation final

Midwest Tbirds 48, Danbury 0

Men’s Club

Championship final

East Side Hyenas 43, Mountaineers 5

Consolation final

Buffalo 19, Boston 7

Men’s Social

Championship final

Gamblers 53, Albany Knicks 5

Consolation final

Dead Pheasants 33, Virgina Cardinals 10