The Provincial Under 13 Curling Championship wrapped up this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club, with the Cruz Pineau rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs going undefeated in the event with a 4-0 record, and taking the “A” final. Their opponents, the Montague Curling Club team skipped by Nathaniel Shaw, played a much better game than the final score indicated, but the experienced Pineau and third Brayden Shaw, who were finalists last year as well, along with their front end for this event, Jack MacFadyen and Davis Nicholson, who normally play on the Chase MacMillan Canada Games Training Team out of Charlottetown, recorded a convincing win, under the guidance of coach Cory Snow. The Shaw rink also included third Brody Quinn, second Sean Peric, and lead Dean Hicken, with alternate Samuel Shaw and coach Kyle MacDonald.
Photo: Team Pineau adding another brick to the wall of guards, to steal a deuce in end four.
U13 “A” Champions (L-R): Cruz Pineau, Brayden Snow, Davis Nicholson, Jack MacFadyen, Cory Snow (Coach)
U13 Nathaniel Shaw Finalist Rink: Samuel Shaw (Alternate), Dean Hicken, Sean Peric, Brody Quinn, Nathaniel Shaw, Kyle MacDonald (coach)
While her sister Lauren is getting ready to begin a new adventure in Halifax, curling on the World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink, Ella Lenentine, from the host club, stepped up to the PEI curling championship podium this weekend, skipping the B division championship rink with a high-scoring win over the Nate MacRae foursome from Charlottetown. Team Ella Lenentine includes third Ashlyn Shaw, second Erika Pater, and lead Kacey Gauthier. Robbie Lenentine is coaching. The Nate MacRae “B” finalist rink includes third Connor Bruce, second stone Koby-Lynn Gallant, and lead Ethan Smith, with coach Connor MacPhee.
“B” Division Champion Ella Lenentine rink (L-R): Ella Lenentine, Ashlyn Shaw, Erika Pater, Kacey Gauthier, Robbie Lenentine (Coach)
“B” Division Finalist Nate MacRae rink (L-R): Connor Bruce, Ethan Smith, Koby-Lynn Gallant, Nate MacRae, Connor MacPhee (coach)
The “C” division final was the closest of the three divisions, but Montague’s Sydney Carver team pulled off a stolen deuce and two single steals on the way to a six-point win over the Jorja McLellan squad from O’Leary’s Maple Leaf club. Team Carver also includes third Michaela MacLean, second Hannah Hogan, lead Brayden Jackson, alternate Katie MacLean, and coach Tyler Garnhum (Coach). Rounding out the McLellan foursome are third Bridget Wallace, second stone Reid Hart, and lead Brooke Lewis, with coach John Martin.
“C” Champion Sydney Carver rink: Sydney Carver, Michaela MacLean, Hannah Hogan, Brayden Jackson, Tyler Garnhum (Coach)
“C” Finalist McLellan rink (L-R): Jorja McLellan, Reid Hart , Brooke Lewis, Bridget Wallace, John Martin (Coach)
Following the presentation of the medals to the winning and finalist teams, the Sportsmanship award, as voted on by the curlers in the event, and the Coaching award, as voted on by the event’s Head Official (Yvonne Barbour) were presented.
The Sportsmanship award went to Brooke Lewis, lead on the Jorja McLellan rink from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. She had departed for O’Leary a few minutes earlier, so her three teammates collected the award for her.
Photo (L-R): Official Yvonne Barbour, with Jorja McLellan, Bridget Wallace, and Reid Hart, accepting the Sportsmanship award on behalf of teammate Brooke Lewis
The Coaching award went to John Martin, coach of the McLellan team.
Photo (L-R): Event Official Yvonne Barbour, Coaching Award winner John Martin
This event concludes the PEI Provincial Curling Championships for the season.