PEI teams both pick up wins today, but fall short of the playoffs at the U18 Ch’ships

Round robin play is over at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with the PEI  girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Lenentine, finishing with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the boy’s, skipped by Donald DeWolfe, went 1 and 4. The top three teams from each pool advanced to the championship round, with Lenentine finishing just out of the playoffs, with the same record as Quebec, BC and the Northwest Territories in her pool. When records and tiebreaking rules were used, Quebec got the playoff spot. Lenentine, who beat the Territories today, and Quebec previously, but lost to BC, finished the round robin this afternoon with a 7-5 loss to undefeated New Brunswick, coming closer than any other team to beating them. PEI’s DeWolfe team finished round robin play on a winning note, stealing a sixth end deuce on the way to doubling Newfoundland and Labrador 6-3.

Going into the championship round, BC leads the boy’s with a perfect 5-0 record, followed by Saskatchewan at 4-1. NS, ON, Quebec, and Northern Ontario all have 3-2 records. On the girl’s side, NB is 5-0, Northern Ont., NS and Alberta are all 4-1, while Manitoba is 3-2 and Quebec is 2-3.

The PEI rinks will now play in the seeding round, to determine positions for next year’s event, with Lenentine playing Ontario, and DeWolfe playing NWT at 7 this evening. The championship and seeding games continue Friday, with draws at 10 am and 2 and 6 pm. On Saturday, the teams not ithe playoffs will compete in a Mixed Doubles event, with the championship round semi-finals going at 1 pm and the boy’s and girl’s Gold and Bronze medal games following at 5 pm.

Here is the updated draw:

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