The Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated, sweeping all three section finals, all against clubmate Rachel MacLean, to win the girl’s division of the Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships this afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, along with the opportunity to compete in the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, April 18-22 in Moncton NB. As Lenentine won all three sections of the Modified Triple Knockout round, as per the rules, a championship round was not necessary.
Winning team photo (L-R): Pat Quilty (coach), Lauren Lenentine (skip), Kristie Rogers (3rd), Tati Kelly (2nd), Rachel O’Connor (lead)
The Lenentine rink are repeat provincial winners, and also won the Atlantic championships (no longer being held) last year. Three of the four team members were also on PEI’s Junior Women’s team this year. The Lenentine team includes third Kristie Rogers, second Tati Kelly, and lead Rachel O’Connor with coach Pat Quilty. Other members of the runner-up MacLean foursome are third Jordan Dunphy-Condon, second Olivia Barbour, and lead Avery Nicholson, with coach Carl Nicholson.
Runner-up photo (L-R): Carl Nicholson (coach), Olivia Barbour, Avery Nicholson, Jordan Dunphy-Condon, Rachel MacLean
In the Sunday morning “C” semi-finals, Lenentine beat Cornwall clubmate Alexis Burris 6-2, while MacLean got by the host club’s Katie Shaw rink 9-6 to setup their third section final showdown. In this afternoon’s “C” final, Lenentine blanked the first end, and scored a triple in the second end and deuces in ends four and six, keeping MacLean to single points in the odd ends, with MacLean conceding after the seventh end, for a 7-3 final score.
Meanwhile it’s down to two teams in the boy’s championship, with Donald DeWolfe and his Cornwall, Silver Fox, and Western Community Curling Club team winning their second modified triple knockout section Sunday afternoon, beating the Parker MacFadyen foursome from the Silver Fox, Montague, and Cornwall clubs by a 7-4 score in the “C” final. MacFadyen beat Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut 8-4 in the Sunday morning “C” semi-final, aided by a 5 point 4th end, to advance to the final qualifier.
DeWolfe previously won the “B” final, with a 6-4 win over Schut, who won the “A” event with a 9-8 victory over MacFadyen. Schut and DeWolfe now play off at 9:30 am on Monday in the first of two possible championship round games. If double-section winner DeWolfe takes the first game, they win the boy’s championship and advance to the national event in Moncton. If Schut wins, a deciding game goes at 1:30 Monday.
Five boy’s teams and six girl’s rinks took part in the provincial championship.