The Lauren Ferguson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Tyler Smith foursome from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex both went undefeated, capturing all three divisions of the modified triple knockout draw, to win the junior women’s and men’s divisions at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (Under 21) Curling Championships without having to play the two-game championship round. The two teams now advance to the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be played Jan. 19-27 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, co-hosted by the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.
Smith won this morning’s junior men’s “C” final 8-3 over the Chase MacMillan team, while Ferguson edged Cornwall clubmate Annika Kelly 8-7 to win the junior women’s “C” event.
Other members of the Ferguson rink, who will also be competing in the Canada Games in Red Deer Alberta this season, are third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris, and lead Lexie Murray, with coach David Murphy. Completing the Smith squad, who are also signed up for the Tankard provincial men’s championship, which starts Jan. 9 in Alberton, are third Ryan Abraham, second stone Alex MacFadyen, and lead Ryan Lowery, with coaches Robbie Doherty and Kevin Smith. Also receiving trophies were the finalist teams, skipped by Rachel MacLean and Chase MacMillan.
(L-R): Dennis Watts, Vice-President of Curl PEI, skip Lauren Ferguson, 3rd Katie Shaw, 2nd Alexis Burris, lead Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy, Tyler Harris, President of the Charlottetown Curling Complex,
(L-R): Dennis Watts, Vice-President of Curl PEI, skip Tyler Smith, 3rd Ryan Abraham, 2nd Alex MacFadyen, lead Ryan Lowery, coach Robbie Doherty, Tyler Harris, President of the Charlottetown Curling Complex
(L-R): Tyler Harris, President of the Charlottetown Curling Complex. skip Rachel MacLean, 3rd Amy Spence, lead Izzy Tatlock, coach Carl Nicholson, Dennis Watts, Vice-President of Curl PEI. Missing from photo is second stone Avery Nicholson
(L-R): Tyler Harris, President of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, skip Chase MacMillan, 3rd Jack MacFadyen, 2nd Liam Barbrick, lead Davis Nicholson, coach David MacFadyen, Dennis Watts, Vice-President of Curl PEI.
The Sportsmanship and Coaching awards were handed out at the closing ceremonies, with finalist skip Rachel MacLean, and Cruz Pineau from the Brayden Snow team winning the Sportsmanship awards, and David Murphy, coach of Team Ferguson, and Shelley MacFadyen, coach of Team Snow, winning the Coaching honours.
(L-R): Tyler Harris, President, Charlottetown Curling Complex, coaching award winner David Murphy
Coaching award winner Shelley MacFadyen
(L-R): Tyler Harris, President of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Sportsmanship award winner Rachel MacLean
Four junior men’s and six junior women’s teams took part in this year’s championship.