Updated: Brayden Snow and Katie Shaw rinks win PEI Syngenta U18 Ch’ships

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three boy’s teams and an equal number of girl’s rinks taking part, concluded on Sunday afternoon with the Brayden Snow team from the Charlottetown Curling Club beating the two-time defending champion Mitchell Schut rink from Cornwall 5-3 to take the boy’s title, and Cornwall’s Katie Shaw team, three members of which were on last year’s championship rink, beating their clubmates the Rachel MacLean foursome, also by a 5-3 score, to take the girl’s. Both Snow and Shaw had won their respective “B” and “C” divisions in modified triple knockout play, with Schut and MacLean winning the “A”. As they had won two divisions, a win in either of two championship round games would have given Snow and Shaw the titles, but the evening draw was not necessary as both won their first games.

(L-R) U18 Girl’s Winners (L-R): Fr. Art Pendergast (Pres. Western Community Curling Club), David Murphy (coach), Meghan Sherren (lead), Lexie Murray (2nd), Alexis Burris (3rd), Katie Shaw (skip)

The Katie Shaw winning girl’s rink also includes third Alexis Burris, second Lexie Murray and lead Meghan Sherren, with coach David Murphy. 

Front Row (L-R): Brayden Snow (Skip), Jack MacFadyen (3rd), Liam Barbrick (2nd), Davis Nicholson (lead), David MacFadyen (coach)
Back Row: Fr. Art Pendergast, President, Western Community Curling Club

The David MacFadyen-coached Brayden Snow boy’s championship team includes third stone Jack MacFadyen, second Liam Barbrick, and lead Davis Nicholson. Three members of the team also won the Under 16 championship this year.

Front row (L-R) Carl Nicholson (coach), Avery Nicholson (2nd), Rachel MacLean (skip), Izzy Tatlock (lead), Lauren Ferguson (skip), Sydney Howatt (alternate), Pat Quilty (coach).
Back Row: Fr. Art Pendergast, President, Western Community Curling Club

Rounding out the girl’s finalist Rachel MacLean foursome are third Lauren Ferguson, second Avery Nicholson, and lead Izzy Tatlock, with alternate Sydney Howatt and coaches Pat Quilty and Carl Nicholson.

Front row (L-R): Brenda MacMillan (coach), Liam Kelly (lead), Cruz Pineau (2nd), Chase MacMillan (3rd), Mitchell Schut (skip)
Back Row: Fr. Art Pendergast, President, Western Community Curling Club

Completing the boy’s finalist team skipped by Mitchell Schut are third Chase MacMillan, second Cruz Pineau, and lead Liam Kelly, with coach Brenda MacMillan.

The winning Snow and Shaw rinks now advance to the 2020 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, Operated by Curling Canada, April 20-25, 2020 at the Countryside Arena in Sudbury, Ont.

During the closing ceremonies, Sportsmanship awards, as voted on by the curlers in the event, and the Coaching award, as voted on by the coaches, were presented. David MacFadyen, coach of the winning Brayden Snow boy’s team won the coaching honours.

Coaching award winner Jack MacFadyen (left) with Western Community Curling Club President Fr. Art Pendergast

Beth Walsh from Cornwall’s Clara Jack team was presented with the girl’s Sportsmanship awardm while Jack MacFadyen from the winning Brayden Snow boy’s team received the boy’s.

Girl’s Sportsmanship winner Beth Walsh (left) with Fr. Art Pendergast, President, Western Community Curling Club

Boy’s Sportsmanship winner Jack MacFadyen (left) with Fr. Art Pendergast, President, Western Community Curling Club

Complete end by end results from the provincial event are available at PEICurling.com.

Draw Tree


Boys Girls

DateTimeDrawIce 1Ice 2Ice 3
Mar. 6
10:30 am11A 
2:30 pm2 2B
6:30 pm3C 3
Mar. 7
10:30 am44D 
2:30 pm5 5E
Mar. 8
10:30 am6 F6
2:30 pm7 WAMA
6:30 pm8WBMB 


Explanation for MA/WA and MB/WB:
1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.

2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in both MA/WA and MB/WB (and win the event if they win either game), while the other winner plays in MA/WA (and has to win to advance to MB/WB).

3. If there are three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* plays in MB/WB and the other winners play off in MA/WA If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to MB/WB and the other two teams play off in MA/MB.

*Qualifying games have game number/letter highlighted in yellow on the schedule.

Team Rosters

M=Boy’s teams, W=Girl’s teams
Click team name for players.

M – Team RochfordEdward WhiteSilver Fox Curling ClubSummerside, PE
M – Team SchutBrenda MacMillanCornwall Curling ClubCornwall, PE
M – Team SnowDavid MacFadyenCharlottetown Curling ClubCharlottetown, PE
W – Team JackShelley MacFadyenCornwall Curling ClubCornwall, PE
W – Team MacLeanPat QuiltyCornwall Curling ClubCornwall, PE
W -Team ShawDavid MurphyCornwall Curling ClubCornwall, PE

Click for previous year’s championship

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