Feb. 25-The O’Connor Glass Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships wrapped up today at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Tyler Smith rink from the Crapaud and Charlottetown clubs winning the boy's section, and the Jenny McLean team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside winning the girl's. Both rinks were undefeated in the event.
Photo (L-R): Sponsor David O'Connor, Tyler Smith, Alan MacLean, Noah O'Connor, Andrew Cameron, Coach Matthew
Photo (L-R) Jenny McLean, Lauren MacFadyen, Ava Whitney-Coulter, Emily Vaniderstine
Smith grabbed an early lead in this evening's final against Brooks Roche and his Montague team, taking a triple in the first end and a single in the second, and went on to win 6-2. McLean was ahead 3-2 after three ends in her game against Kaleign MacKay and her rink from the Silver Fox and Crapaud clubs, but followed a stolen triple in four with a single steal in the fifth to lead 6-2. MacKay came back with a deuce in six, but a McLean triple in seven brought the score to 10-4. MacKay was able to pick up a deuce in the final end to make the final score 10-6 for McLean.
Other members of the Smith team are third Alan MacLean, second Noah O'Connor, and lead stone Andrew Cameron, with coaches Glen MacLean and Kevin Smith. Lauren MacFadyen plays third for the McLean team, with Ava Whitney-Coulter at second stone, and Emily Vaniderstine in the lead position. Coach is Brent McLean. Playing with the runner-up Roche team were Ryan and Dylan Lowery, and Owen Newson, with coach Cody Dixon, while Abby MacFadyen, Kaleigh Peters and Alyssa Wright, with coaches Sheila Compton and Shelley MacFadyen, complete the MacKay rink.
Photo (L-R): David O'Connor (sponsor),
Brooks Roche, Dylan Lowery, Ryan Lowery, Owen Newson, Coach Cody Dixon
Photo (L-R): David O'Connor (Sponsor), Kaleigh MacKay, Abby MacFadyen, Kaleigh Peters, Alyssa Wright and
Coach Sheila Compton.
Smith downed Alex MacFadyen of the Silver Fox 10-2 in this afternoon's semi-final round, while Roche got by Justin Campbell of the Fox 9-7. The McLean rink recorded a five ender and two fours in a 16-0 blanking of Charlottetown's Lauren Moerike team that lasted only five ends, while MacKay edged the Rachel O'Connor rink from the Cornwall Curling Club by a 6-5 score.
Only one tiebreaker was needed following round robin play, between Alex MacFadyen of Summerside’s Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and Leslie Noye from the Western Community Curling Club on the boys side, with MacFadyen coming back from a 5-4 deficit to pick up 3 in the 7th and win 7-6.
Smith and Campbell finished round robin play on Friday with 3-0 win-loss records, with MacFadyen and Roche coming second in their pools at 2-1. On the girl’s side, McLean was first after the round robin with a 3-0 record, while MacKay and O’Connor were next at 2-1. The Moeirke team were second in their pool at 1-2, and also advanced to the semi-final round.
Nine boys and six girls rinks took part. The KFC 12 and Under goes Sunday at the same club, with the first draw at 9 am, and results available at http://peicurling.com/12andunder. Six boys and six girls teams are participating.
O’Connor Glass 15 and Under Awards
Feb. 26-The annual Fair Play sportsmanship awards, as voted on by all the players, and the Asham coaching awards, as voted on by their coaching peers, were handed out following yesterday’s O’Connor Glass 15 and Under Curling Championships finals at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.
Skip Jenny McLean from the winning girl’s rink out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside won the girl’s Fair Play honours, while Cameron Jenkins, skip of the Charlottetown Curling Club’s Jenkins rink, won the boys.
Photo (L-R): Sponsor David O’Connor, Jenny McLean
Photo (L-R): Sponsor David O’Connor, Cameron Jenkins
The coaching award for the girl’s division team went to Pat Quilty, coach of the Rachel O’Connor rink out of the Cornwall Curling Club.
Photo (L-R): Pat Quilty, sponsor David O’Connor
The coaches award for the men’s division teams went to David Parker, coach of the Cameron Jenkins rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Photo: L-R: Sponsor David O’Connor, David Parker