Mackay, Noye rinks win Provincial U18; Lenentine, MacFadyen teams also earned berths in Atlantic Ch’ships

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships are over at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the four rinks who will advance to the Atlantic Under 18 championships from April 3-5 in Montague decided.  Because PEI is the host province, there will be two women’s and two men’s teams advancing this year. The women’s and men’s divisions of the provincials both had four teams entered.

The women’s division was decided on Sunday, with the Kaleigh Mackay foursome, who have recently competed in the Canada Games, and curl out of the Crapaud, Montague, and Charlottetown clubs, sweeping all three sections of the modified triple knockout round to win the U18 title without playing the Monday championship round. The Mackay rink won the A section final 5-3 over Lauren Moerike and her Charlottetown squad, and beat the Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall in the other two section finals, winning the B by an 8-4 score, and the low-scoring C final by a score of 3-2, in a game with four blank ends, where neither team scored more than a single point in an end. The Lenentine rink is awarded the runner-up position and a berth in the Atlantics because they won two of the three sections.


Photo (L-R): Event Organizer Kevin Smith, Kaleigh Peters, Alyssa Wright, Danielle Collings, Kaleigh Mackay, coach AJ Campbell.

Other members of the winning MacKay team are third Danielle Collings, second Alyssa Wright, and lead Kaleigh Peters, with coach AJ Campbell.


Photo (L-R): Event Organizer Kevin Smith, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor, Meghan Ching, Lauren Lenentine

Rounding out the runner-up Lenentine foursome are third Meghan Ching, second stone Rachel O’Connor, and lead Breanne Burgoyne. The team is coached by Pat and Aleya Quilty.

The men’s championship was won on Monday morning, with the Leslie Noye rink from the Western Community Curling Club, who won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, beating the Alex MacFadyen rink, who won the other section, by a 5-2 score in the championship game, with Noye stealing ends six and seven, and running MacFadyen out of rocks in the 8th end.

Noye won the A final 5-4 over Donald DeWolfe of Cornwall, and the C,  7-4 over MacFadyen, while MacFadyen won the B – beating MacFadyen 7-3.

Curling with Noye were third Jacob Wilkins, second Dylan Vincent, and lead Alex Gallant, with coach Roger Gavin. Completing the runner-up MacFadyen team were third James Dalton, second Matthew MacDonald, and lead Parker MacFadyen. The team is coached by Dave MacFadyen.

Men’s winner and runner-up photos are not yet available.

The MacKay, Noye, Lenentine, and MacFadyen rinks now advance to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, April 3-5 at the Montague Curling Club.

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