The reigning world junior champion Kaitlyn Jones rink from Halifax, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at third stone, has repeated as Nova Scotia Junior Women’s champions, beating the Isabelle Ladouceur rink from Sackville 10-3 Sunday evening in the first of two possible finals. Because Jones had won both the A and C divisions of the modified triple knockout draw, she only needed to win the first game to be declared champion.
Team Jones, with Lauren Lenentine 2nd from left
The NS Junior Men’s championship has come down to one deciding game at 8:30 this morning between the Matthew Manual squad from Halifax and the Graham Weagle foursome from Chester. Weagle won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, and could have wrapped up the series with the first championship game last night, but lost 8-4, to force this morning’s sudden-death final.
In New Brunswick, PEI’s Alex Gallant plays lead on the winning Junior Men’s team, skipped by Jack Smeltzer out of Fredericton’s Capital Winter Club, who beat Team Liam Marin from Saint John 9-6 in the final. Smeltzer had won two of the modified triple knockout sections, and wrapped things up Sunday afternoon by winning the first game.
Alex Gallant (file photo)
It took an extra end, but Team Justine Comeau of Fredericton are headed to their 4th Canadian Junior Championships with a Sunday morning win over Team Erica Cluff of Woodstock. Comeau won all three modified triple knockout sections, so a championship round was not needed.