It was a good weekend for PEI Junior curlers at the Under 21 Nautilus Slam at CFB Halifax. The Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club made it to the semi-final round, losing 5-3 to event winner Team Comeau from the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton NB, while Tyler Smith, playing third on the Marin rink out of the Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John New Brunswick, bowed out in the quarter-finals, with a 7-4 loss to Team Purcell, who lost to Team Abraham in the semi-final round. Team Manuel beat Abraham 9-3 in the final to win the event. Comeau scored three points in the final end to shade Team Jones from the Halifax Curling Club 5-4 in a 5-4 come-from-behind women’s championship win.
Curling Canada photo (L-R): Lauren Lenentine, Kristie Rogers, coach Pat Quilty, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor
Marin finished first in men’s round robin play with a spotless 4-0 record, while Lenentine finished 2nd on the women’s side at 3-1.
Curling Canada photo: Tyler Smith
The finalists in the men’s and women’s sections earned an invitation to the Nautilus U21 Player’s Championship.