Earning her gold – Lauren Lenentine pleased with her role on world junior women’s championship team (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – It’s quite a thing being the best in the world, even if you didn’t get to play.

That’s where New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine stands after she was an alternate with Canada’s junior women’s world championship rink from Nova Scotia.


The Canadian women’s team at the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, displays its trophy and gold medals after winning the world title. Left to right is alternate and New Dominion native Lauren Lenentine, lead Lindsay Burgess, second Karlee Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton, third Kristen Clarke and skip Kaitlyn Jones from the Halifax, N.S.-based rink. – Submitted

“It’s still hard to believe. It hasn’t set in yet. I didn’t play and it was and wasn’t (difficult). I got used to it pretty quickly and learned so much sitting on the bench,” said Lenentine, who skipped her foursome to the P.E.I. junior women’s title and a berth in the Canadian juniors.

Lenentine, 17, said watching meant seeing the game from a different perspective, absorbing how other teams play and understanding how coaches approach curling.

“There are an infinite number of ways to play the game,” she said. “The experience is going to help me be a better curler.”

Next up for the soon-to-be Bluefield High School grad is a curling camp next month in Calgary, Alta., then playing in the Champions Cup where she’s attending as an alternate again with her world championship mates later in April, also in Calgary.

All that in hopes of another shot at the worlds, maybe this time representing P.E.I.

“That would be an added bonus,” said Lenentine. “I’m able to say the motivation to return is huge. I had such a good time I want to re-live it.”

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