The PEI Under 18 Curling Championships, which were postponed in January, will now take place March 11, 12, and 13 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.
The three girls teams and an equal number of boys rinks signed up will play a double round-robin format, followed by a two or three-game championship round, with the third game needed only if a team went through the double round-robin undefeated and loses their first championship game.
There will be new champions this year, as members of the defending champion Mitchell Schut and Rachel MacLean rinks (both of whom recently won the U21 event). are aged out of this event, although Cruz Pineau from Team Schut will be replacing (aged out) Liam Barbrick on Team Snow, which made it to the final in the U21, as did Ella Lenentine in the Girls section. Team Easter was also in the Girls championship round.
The winning Girls and Boys rinks from the PEI U18 Championships earn the right to advance to the 2022 Canadian Under-18 Curling Ch’ships, presented by Curling Canada, May 1-7, 2022 at the Oakville Curling Club, Oakville, Ont.
Spectators are not permitted at this year’s PEI U18, with the exception that, based on feedback from the Juniors, in addition to one coach each team can have one additional adult attend each day of the U18. The adult must be the same person for the full day but can change from one day to the next.
Here are the team rosters (number is throwing order, “S” designates the skip) and round-robin positions).:
(A) Team Dalton
Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, Coach AJ Campbell
Isaiah Dalton (4-S), Connor Bruce (3), Sheamus Herlihy (2), Nate MacRae (1)
(B) Team Rochford
Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, Coach: Mitch O’Shea
Brock Rochford (4-S), Keegan Warnell (3), Luke Butler (2), Levi Driscoll (1)
(C) Team Snow
Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, Coach: David MacFadyen
Brayden Snow (4-S), Jack MacFadyen (3), Cruz Pineau (2), Davis Nicholson (1)
(1) Team Carver
Montague Curling Club, Montague, Coach: Larry Richards
Sydney Carver (4-S), Katie MacLean (3), Michaela MacLean (2), Mollie Shaw (1)
(2) Team Lenentine
Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, Coach: Robbie Lenentine
Ella Lenentine (4-S), Erika Pater (3), Kacey Gauthier (2), Makiya Noonan (1)
(3) Team Easter
Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, Coach: Shelley MacFadyen
Madalyn Easter (4-S), Reid Hart (3), Kenna Warnell (2), Brooke Lewis (1)
Draw (Double Round Robin with a 2-3 game Championship Round) and Schedule:
If teams are tied after the double round-robin, their win/loss record against each will determine their ranking. If a complete ranking of the tied teams cannot be established a second comparison for ranking shall be made utilizing the win/loss records of only the remaining teams.
If the ranking of ties teams eligible for playoffs cannot be established by the successive comparisons of win/loss records, only those teams that remain tied after such comparisons shall be ranked by implementing the ranking based on last stone draw.
Live, end-by-end results will be available at: https://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/7372