Sharkey rink wins 17 & Under Women's.
(L-R) Coach Pat Aylward, Lead Bethany MacDonald, Second Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Third Erin Carmody, Skip Danielle Sharkey accepting Claddagh Room plaque.
Gallant rink steals Men's win from van Ouwerkerk
(L-R) Skip Brett Gallant, Third Mitchell O'Shea, Second Matthew Smith, Lead Patrick Callbeck, and Coach Kathie Gallant accepting provincial plaque
Game under way at the Charlottetown Curling Club and after four ends the Nick vanOuwerkerk rink of Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen is leading 7 - 2 over Brett Gallant's crew,with a three & four ender scored with the hammer. With Coach Gerry van Ouwerkerk watching intently Nick's hammer rock in the 7th end was only able to take one and gave Brett the hammer comming home down 8 -5 . Brett and his team were able to score three in the eight with the hammer to force the extra end.A very well played game with only the sliught miscue the teams paied dearly for when it happened.
Charlottetown's Brett Gallant with team mates Mitchell O'Shea, Matthew Smith, and Patrick Callbeck took the trip to Newfoundland from the Silver Fox 's Nick van Ouwerkerk, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen.
A steal of 1 give the victory to the Gallant foursome coached by Kathie Gallant.
The combined Silver Fox/Cornwall rink of Danielle Sharkey, with 2004 champion skip Erin Carmody at third stone, Geri-Lynn Ramsay at second, and lead Bethany MacDonald, and coached by Ray Sharkey and Pat Aylward, went undefeated to win the women's portion of the Provincial 17 and Under Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. They went 6-0 in round robin play, earning a bye to the finals. The semi-final was between two Cornwall rinks, second place Erinn MacDougall, and a young Sarah Fullerton rink, who finished the round robin in third place, but defeated MacDougall 7-3 in the semi-final. Other members of the Fullerton rink are Michelle McQuaid, Michelle Clow, and Sara MacRae with coach Nancy Yeo. In the final, Sharkey kept her unbeaten streak intact, with a 6-4 win over Fullerton to take the title.
There is one game left in the 17 and Under men's section, on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Charlottetown club. Defending champion Nick van Ouwerkerk from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht club finished the round robin in first place in his pool with a 4-0 record. Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen with coach Gerry van Ouwerkerk round out the Summerside team, who defeated Charlottetown's Tim Cullen rink (3-0) in quarter-final play by a 6-4 score. 2004 Juniors champion Brett Gallant (3-1) defeated Charlottetown clubmate Sean Noonan (2-1) by an 8-1 score in the other quarter-final. Gallant doubled Cullen 6-3 in the semi-final, and went on to edge van Ouwerkerk 6-5 in the final. Other members of the Gallant rink are Mitchell O'Shea, Matthew Smith, and Patrick Callbeck with coach Kathie Gallant. As the rules dictate that a team undefeated in round robin play must be beaten twice, there will be an extra final to determine the champion.
The Sharkey rink and the eventual winner of the 17 and under men's championship will advance to the Atlantic 17 and Under, March 25-27 in Stephenville Newfoundland and Labrador.
Day One Recap
With day one completed, the strong showing of last year continues for the teams out of the Silver Fox, with strong wins by the Carmody Team to lead the way with Danielle Sharkey holding the broom and calling the game while Erin throws the skip rocks, other members of this years team include Geri-Lynn Ramsay and Bethany MacDonald. The Nick van Ouwerkerk team with Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen, also did well, but it was a strong last few ends that opened the gap over the Andrew Campbell, Robert Campbell, Matthew Nabuurs, and Kevin Rice team out of the Montague Club.
With the first few draws completed there will be many changes to the leader board to follow. Day one the other winner on the men's side was Sam Ramsay, Darcy Cousins, Eric Pidgeon, Kyle Gillis, with Coach Nick Fraser/Peter Pidgeon from the Silver Fox.
On the Junior Ladies side, the co-leader after two draws is the Charlottetown team of Hillary Thompson, Lindsay Hughes, Kimberly Gaudet, Melissa Gaudet, Coaches A.J Campbell/Kiri Campbell.
The ice has curl and the speed has been consistant so with many more draws to come there is a lot of room for change.
Recap Day 2
Day two brought a few changes to the leaders board in both Junior Men and Women. The renamed Danielle Starkery team out of the combined Silver Fox/Cornwall Curling Clubs continues to be exceptional in their excutation. Leading the Ladies division with a perfect 5 - 0 record. They had wins over the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club team of Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Anita Casey, Dannielle Chaisson, Madeline Campbell, with coach Gerry van Ouwerkerk, then continued with the victory over the Charlottetown Curling Club crew led by Courtney Moore with Martha MacIntyre, Alyssa Mutch, Kayla Thompson, and Coaches Lori Robinson/Stewart Mutch. Their final game was with the day one co-leader Hillary Thompson's rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Day two brings the Cornwall team of Erinn MacDougall, Kayla Fraser, Jordan Fraser, Jennifer Chaisson, and coached by Shirley Lank into the 2nd place position while there is a fight developing for the 3rd playoff spot amoungst the other teams.
On the Junior Men's side, play has continued in both pools. Pool A had the wins by the Charlottetown team of
Tim Cullen, Isaac Shaw, Michael LeBlanc, Robbie Doherty, with Coach Marilyn Sutherland over clubmates led by Sean Noonan with Brent Campbell, Mike Matusiewicz, Brodie Sveinson, and Coaches Gayle Johnston/Corrine Giles and the Cornwall Curling Club's Tim Rhodenhizer, Connor MacPhee, Brandon Constable, Kyle Ramsay, with Coachs Debbie Rhodenhizer/Robbie Roberts to put them in the lead. Tied for second is the Kyle Hardy rink out of the Western Curling Club with Brock Stewart, Thomas Profit, William Hardy, and Coachs Norma Jean Griffin/Leslie Hardy and the Charlottetown Noonan rink.
Pool B has co-leaders of defending 2004 champs of Nick van Ouwerkerk, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen, and Coach Gerry van Ouwerkerk and the Charlottetown Brett Gallant, Mitchell O'Shea, Matthew Smith, Patrick Callbeck, wiith Coach Kathie Gallant both at 2 - 0. They will be playing in the 9:30 draw for the outright lead.
In second at this time are the Montague Curling Club"s Andrew Campbell, Robert Campbell, Matthew Nabuurs, Kevin Rice, with Coach Arnie Nabuurs and the Silver Fox team of Sam Ramsay, Darcy Cousins, Eric Pidgeon, Kyle Gillis, and Coachs Nick Fraser/Peter Pidgeon; while Chris Gardsmith, Chris Rodgers, Ian Gallant, Garret Webster, and Coach Sheila Compton are winless in their matches.
The Opening ceremonies took place at as Bagpiper McLean followed out after teams along with Charlottetown CC President, Jamie Newson, Past President, Charlie Wilkinson, Lyndon Mayhew, President of PEICA and Greg Lucas, Executive Director of PEICA. Opening rock was thrown by Jamie Newson, holding the broom was Charlie Wilkinson and previous champions of 2004 under 17 Nick van Ouwerkek and Erin Carmody sweeping Jamie's rock to a beautiful draw to the button!
The morning's draw saw many challenging games in both the women's and men's fields. In the men's pool "B" Summerside's Nick van Ouwerkerk rink walked through un-defeated. The rink goes into the play-off round with a 4 and 0 record. The "A" pool finished with the Tim Cullen, Charlottetown rink finishing with a tough win against the rink of Kyle Hardy. It wasn't until the seventh end that we saw a change in the game when the Cullen rink picked up five and finishing out the game with a nine to five win and forced Hardy out of rocks in the final end. The Cullen team finished the round robin with a three and zero record, first in their pool. Other games in the "A" pool saw a nail bitter game between the rink of Sean Noonan and Tim Rhodenhizer. The Rhodenhizer rink took two points in the first end, and then stole two in the second. The Noonan rink kept us all on our seats when they began to bring the game back to their level by picking up one in the third and three in the fourth. The game went back and fourth until time limited the game to end in the seventh end with Noonan up seven to five. The win put Noonan into the second position of the "A" pool. The Hardy rink finished third and the Rhodinizer rink in fourth position.
In the women's field today we saw the Sharkey Cornwall/Summerside rink continuing their outstanding play to seal the deal with their six and zero record. They complete the round robin finishing in first place. To gain second place the MacDougall rink faced a tough nail bitter against the Courtney Moore rink where Moore with her last stone in the eighth end attempted a double-raise for the tie, but ended up coming short. The Erinn MacDougall win caused a two way tie for third place which forced a tie breaker between Jessica van Ouwerkerk and Sarah Fullerton. Sarah Fullerton rink would move on and take the win with a score of 6 to 5. This places her into the semi final tomorrow against club mates of the Erin MacDougall crew at 12:30 here at the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Into the quarter finals and 1st semi final for the winners of the two men's pools. In a very tight, well played game Nick van Ouwerker's team stayed rock for rock with the Cullen rink out of Charlottetown until a missed shot in the 6th end allowed a steal of 2 and the lead coming home. With the win van Ouwerkerk will meet Brent Gallant the quarter finals winner over Sean Noonan from the host curling club.
With the ladies there was tremendous shot making that went untill the final end when the Sarah Fullerton rink ran the 2nd place round robin leader Erin MacDougall out of rocks. In the final she is playing the talented Danielle Sharkey rink which should be a reward for the many fans watching.