P.EI’s Lauren Lenentine reflects on winning the Canadian junior women’s curling ch’ship and her decision to relocate to Winnipeg (Journal)

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.”

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