When it comes to curling, it has been a memorable start to 2021 for Sean Ledgerwood.
The Cornwall resident and member of the Crapaud Community Curling Club has won two provincial championships for the first time in a career that spans 35-plus years.
Sean Ledgerwood follows his shot during play in the recent P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship in O’Leary. Ledgerwood played second for the winning Eddie MacKenzie rink. The Cornwall resident also won the P.E.I. senior men’s curling championship as a member of the Philip Gorveatt rink. – Jason Simmonds • The Guardian
Ledgerwood played second for Eddie MacKenzie’s rink that won the P.E.I. Tankard men’s curling championship in O’Leary in late January. He held the same position with Philip Gorveatt’s rink out of the Montague Curling Club that captured the P.E.I. senior men’s title for curlers aged 50 and over at the Silver Fox in Summerside recently.
“It was pretty cool to play on two different teams, and the two teams were quite different,” said Ledgerwood, a 51-year-old Cornwall resident. “With the Tankard team, I was the oldest, and the young kids were always teasing me about how old I am.
“Then I go to the senior team, and I am the youngest, so I am teasing the old guys that they are old – a little role reversal!”
The young kids Ledgerwood referred to are MacKenzie rink teammates Ryan Lowery and Tyler Smith. The 20-year-old Lowery plays the lead position, and Smith, 22, is the third.
Team MacKenzie will represent P.E.I. at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary, March 6-14.
“It worked out well for Sean this year for sure,” said Gorveatt. “I wish them well out there, and we will all be watching. That will be the next step for him for sure. It’s a big moment for him.”