Lauren Lenentine’s decision to move across Canada has paid off.
The 19-year-old from New Dominion, and Truro, N.S., native Karlee Burgess moved to Winnipeg this season to join the Mackenzie Zacharias-skipped rink. Emily Zacharias rounds out the Manitoba team that went a perfect 11-0 (won-lost) en route to winning the Canadian junior women’s curling championship in Langley, B.C., on Sunday afternoon. Manitoba defeated Alberta’s Abby Marks 10-3 in the final.
“At the end of last season, my teammate Karlee Burgess reached out to the Zacharias sisters and they formed a team and asked me to join as well,” explained Lenentine. “It was a big decision to move to Winnipeg and it was a great opportunity. I could not pass it up.”
Lead Lauren Lenentine of New Dominion makes a shot for Manitoba during the 2020 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships in Langley, B.C., last week. Curling Canada/Michael Burns – Michael Burns
Lenentine said she saw lots of potential and admitted winning the Canadian under-21 championship was one of the rink’s goals. Lenentine plays lead, Emily Zacharias is the second stone and Burgess handles the third-stone responsibilities.
“We had a really good week,” Lenentine told the Journal Pioneer in a phone interview on Monday morning. “We put a lot of work in leading up and we had a successful week. We played a lot of really good teams.”