The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers twenty years of age or under as of and including June 30 2015, took place at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, December 27-31 2015, with five junior men’s rinks, and four junior women’s teams signed up.
The winning Katie Fullerton and Matthew MacLean teams advance to the 2016 Canadian Juniors, January 23-31, 2016 in Stratford, Ontario (Website).
Katie Fullerton (skip)
Chloé McCloskey (third)
Sabrina Smith (second)
Aleya Quilty (lead)
Bill Hope (coach)
Matt MacLean (skip)
Alan MacLean (third)
Noah O’Connor (second)
Jordan MacLean (lead)
Glen MacLean (coach)
ALBERTON (by Eric McCarthy)– Three members of the Katie Fullerton rink are heading to their fourth consecutive Canadian junior women’s curling championship.
© Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer
Chloe McCloskey, left, and Aleya Quilty sweep a Sabrina Smith rock for the Katie Fullerton rink during play at the Pepsi provincial junior women’s curling championship in Alberton on Tuesday.
Fullerton beat Lauren Lenentine, also of the Cornwall Curling Club, 9-5 at the Western Community Curling Club on Tuesday night to sweep the modified triple-knockout format in the Pepsi provincial junior women’s curling championship at 4-0 (won-lost).
Lenentine finished 3-3, with all three losses coming in the A, B, and C qualifiers to Fullerton.
Tuesday night, Fullerton took a 6-3 lead with a five-ender in six, and then sealed the deal when Chloe McCloskey, who throws skip stones, hit and stuck for three with the final rock in nine.
“We all wanted it just as bad; it’s just as great as our first nationals,” commented Fullerton. “We were really determined to succeed, and we worked together.”
They will represent P.E.I. at nationals in Stratford, Ont. from Jan. 23 to 31.
(by Eric McCarthy)
ALBERTON – After delivering the final stone of his P.E.I. junior competitive curling career, Matthew MacLean calmly slid down the ice.
Skip Matthew MacLean watches as his sweepers, Jordan MacLean, left, and Noah O’Connor, take charge of his rock. Team MacLean, which also includes Matthew’s brother, Allan, at third stone, dethroned the defending-champion Tyler Smith rink in Alberton early Wednesday evening to win its first-ever P.E.I. Pepsi junior men’s curling championship.
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His father, Glen, is the team coach and his mother, Glenda, is their manager.
Team MacLean is from the Maple Leaf and Cornwall Curling Clubs.
Lauren Lenentine, skip of the women’s runner-up rink from Cornwall, and Kyle Holland, who threw third stones on Alex MacFadyen’s third-place men’s rink from Silver Fox and Charlottetown, received sportsmanship awards.
Bill Hope and Roger Gavin were the recipients of the Asham coaching awards. Hope coaches the women’s champions, Katie Fullerton rink, and Gavin is the coach of the Leslie Noye team from the Western Community Curling Club.
|Alex MacFadyen||Kyle Holland||Matthew MacDonald||Parker MacFadyen||David MacFadyen||Silver Fox, Ch’town|
|Matthew MacLean||Alan MacLean||Noah O\’Connor||Jordan MacLean||Glen MacLean||Maple Leaf/ Cornwall|
|Leslie Noye||Jacob Wilkins||Dylan Vincent||Alex Gallant||Roger Gavin||Western Community|
|Devin Schut||Owen Collier||Tyler Garnhum||Alec Huestis||Mitchell Schut||David Parker||Cornwall|
|Tyler Smith||Brooks Roche||Dylan Lowery||Ryan Lowery||Kevin Smith||Crapaud/ Montague|
|Alyssa Wright||Kaleigh Peters||Tegan Corkum||Lauren Ferguson||Jamie Newson||Crapaud/ Montague|
|Katie Fullerton (3rd)||Chloe McCloskey (4th)||Sabrina Smith||Aleya
|Bill Hope||Cornwall Curling Club|
|Lauren Lenentine||Kaleigh Mackay||Breanne Burgoyne||Rachel O’Connor||Pat Quilty||Cornwall Curling Club|
|Lauren Moerike||Kristie Rogers||Annika Kelly||Tati Kelly||Angela Hodgson||Cornwall Curling Club|