Erin Carmody joins Brett Gallant as repeat Pepsi Jrs. winner
Jan. 7-It’s the third PEI Junior title in a row for the Erin Carmody rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Wednesday afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Club, they scored three points in the final end for an 8-5 win over the Anita Casey foursome, also from the Silver Fox, to capture the Pepsi Provincial Junior Women’s championship.
Casey opened the scoring in the game, taking a single in the first with hammer, and stealing another point in the second. Carmody got on the board with a deuce in the third end to tie the score at two, and moved ahead when she followed a Casey single with a pair to lead 4-3 at the half. The two teams traded singles in ends six and eight, and Casey tied the game in the ninth, giving last rock advantage to Carmody coming home. Carmody recorded a triple in the final end to take the championship.
Photo Right to Left: Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Darcee Birch
Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Jessica van Ouwerkerk and Darcee Birch, along with coach Al Ledgerwood, round out the Carmody squad, who will now advance to the M&M Canadian Juniors, January 31st to February 8th in Salmon Arm BC.
Photo: back row left to right-coach Leo Stewart, Greg Lucas, Executive Director PEI Curling Association
front row left to right Anita Casey, Madeline Campbell, Dannielle Chiasson, Bethany MacDonald
Other members of the runner-up Anita Casey foursome are Madeline Campbell, Dannielle Chiasson, and Bethany MacDonald with coach Leo Stewart.
The Carmody rink will be joined in BC by the Charlottetown Curling Club rink of Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody and Jamie Danbrook, who doubled Summerside’s Sam Ramsay foursome 6-3 Wednesday to capture their fourth straight provincial junior men’s title. Danbrook, a member of last year’s British Columbia junior championship rink, who is attending school on PEI, replaced Alex MacFadyen this year. MacFadyen is attending school in Nova Scotia, and is a member of the Paul Dexter rink, who won the Nova Scotia junior title yesterday. The Gallant rink is coached by Brett’s parents, Peter and Kathie Gallant.
Photo Right to Left: Gayle Johnston, PEICA, Sam Ramsay, Justin Richard, Eric Pidgeon, Corey Miller, coach Peter Pidgeon
Other members of the runner-up Ramsay rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club are Justin Richard, Eric Pidgeon, and Corey Miller, with coach Peter Pidgeon.
Coaching and Fairplay awards were handed out during the closing ceremonies of the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Club.
The recipients of the Asham Coaching Award, as voted on by the coaches at the event, are Kathy O'Rourke, coach of the Katie Sharkey rink from Charlottetown, and Roger Gavin, coach of the Spencer Pitre foursome from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.
Left picture: Kathy O’Rourke with Greg Lucas, Executive Director PEICA
Right picture: Ray McCourt, President PEICA, Roger Gavin
The Fairplay awards, as voted on by the curlers, went to Sam Ramsay, skip of the junior men's runner-up team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, and Christina Hennessey, second on the Sarah Clow rink from the Cornwall Curling Club.
Left picture: Sam Ramsay, Gayle Johnston, Technical Director PEICA
Right picture: Dave Murphy, Past President PEICA, Christina Hennessey