Cornwall, Summerside rinks to represent P.E.I. at nationals
O’LEARY – The Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall Curling Club is heading back to the New Holland Canadian junior curling championships, and this year they will be accompanied by the Alex MacFadyen team from the Silver Fox in Summerside.
Lenentine successfully defended her 2017 provincial title, going 7-0 (won-lost) in this year’s Pepsi P.E.I. junior curling championships, which wrapped up at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Friday evening.
Leslie Noye, second stone on the Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside, keeps his eyes on the target broom as he releases a stone during P.E.I. Pepsi junior men’s curling championship at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. – Eric McCarthy
MacFadyen and his team of James Dalton, third stone; Leslie Noye, second stone Parker MacFadyen, lead, and coach David MacFadyen breezed through the four-team men’s modified triple-knockout championship with a 4-0 record. Their final three wins were in the A, B and C event finals – all against Mitchell Schut’s Cornwall rink. MacFadyen pulled out an 8-7 win in the title-clinching game.
Lenentine and her rink of Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor and coach Pat Quilty faced a Charlottetown/Cornwall/Crapaud rink skipped by Lauren Ferguson in the C final.
The Lenentine rink scored a single with the hammer in the first end, and stole its way to a 5-0 lead going into the fifth-end break, before Ferguson staged a comeback, conceding in the 10th trailing 6-3.