Lenentine and MacFadyen go undefeated to win Pepsi Juniors without needing Saturday round
It was a clean sweep at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary for both the defending champion Lauren Lenentine jr. women’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Alex MacFadyen jr. men’s foursome from the Silver Fox in Summerside. Both teams went undefeated, capturing all three sections of the modified triple knockout draw, so that the event wrapped up with the “C” finals on Friday evening without playing the Saturday championship round.
File Photo (L-R): Lauren Lenentine, Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor, Pat Quilty (coach)
The Lauren Lenentine rink, which includes third stone Kristie Rogers, second Breanne Burgoyne, and lead Rachel O’Connor, with coach Pat Quilty, beat Charlottetown’s Annika Kelly rink 11-1 in the A final, and went on to defeat the Lauren Ferguson rink from Crapaud, Cornwall, and Charlottetown 6-4 in the B, and 6-3 in the C final of the six-team field. Third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris, and lead Lexie Murray, with coach David Murphy, round out the runner-up Ferguson team, while third Cynthia Pearson, second Tatiana Kelly, and lead Meghan Ching, with coach Mitch O’Shea complete the Kelly rink, the other section winner.
Photo (L-R) Alex MacFadyen, James Dalton, Leslie Noye, Parker MacFadyen, coach David MacFadyen
In the four-team Jr. Men’s division, the Alex MacFadyen team, with third James Dalton, second stone Leslie Noye, and lead Parker MacFadyen, with coach David MacFadyen, played the Mitchell Schut rink from Cornwall in all three finals, winning 7-3, 9-4, and 8-7. Schut got off to a bad start in the C final, giving up four in the first end, but fought back to narrow the gap to one by the end of the game. Nick Johnston, Colin MacKenzie, and Liam Kelly, with coaches Bill Hope and Lori Robinson, complete the runner-up Team Schut.
The winning Lenentine and MacFadyen rinks now advance to the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, Jan. 13-21 in Shawinigan Quebec.
Pepsi Junior Curling Championship Winners Circle
Following today’s final games at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Maple Leaf Curling Club, it was time to present the trophies to the winners and runners-up, as well as the certificates to the winners of the Asham Coaching Awards, as voted on by all the coaches, and the Sportsmanship awards, as voted on by the players.
Here is the winning junior women’s team, Team Lenentine:
(L-R): Lauren Lenentine, Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne, Rachel O’Connor, Pat Quilty (Coach)
Here is the runner-up junior women’s team, Team Ferguson:
(L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (Coach)
Here is the winning junior men’s rink, Team MacFadyen:
(L-R): Alex MacFadyen James Dalton, Leslie Noye, Parker MacFadyen, David MacFadyen (coach)
Here are the junior men’s runners-up, Team Mitchell Schut:
(L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, Lori Robinson (coach)
Asham Coach Award – Men’s Division winner: David MacFadyen, coach of Team MacFadyen,
Women’s Division winner: Pat Quilty, coach of Team Lenentine.
Coaching award winners with Maple Leaf club rep. Bob Matheson
Sportsmanship Award – Junior Men’s Division winner: Alec Huestis from Team Devin Schut (no picture), Junior Women’s Division winner, Lexie Murray from Team Ferguson.
Maple Leaf club rep Bob Matheson (left) with Lexie Murray
Pepsi Provincial Junior (Under 21) Curling Ch’ships
December 27-30 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary
Six junior women’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown, and Crapaud curling clubs. and four junior men’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Silver Fox clubs, will be competing in the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, December 27-30 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Last year’s Junior Women’s champions, the Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall, are back looking to defend, but there will be a new Junior Men’s champion, as Tyler Smith, who skipped last season’s winning team, is representing New Brunswick this year on the Liam Marin team, while his third Brooks Roche is curling in the Nova Scotia junior provincials, also Dec. 27-30, on the Ryan Abraham rink. Last year’s PEI runners-up, the Devin Schut team are back, along with Devin’s younger brother Mitchell, both from Cornwall, plus the Chase MacMillan team from Charlottetown, and the Alex MacFadyen team from the Silver Fox in Summerside. Other competitors on the Junior Women’s side are the Annika Kelly foursome from Charlottetown, the Lauren Ferguson squad from Crapaud, Cornwall, and Charlottetown, and the Sydney Howatt, Rachel MacLean, and Emily Sanderson teams, all from Cornwall.
Teams will play a modified triple knockout format, where the winning team from each section also gets to compete in the next section. If a team wins all three sections, they will win the event without a championship round. If a team wins two sections, they will advance to a championship game against the winner of the other section and will take the championship if they win the game. If the other team wins, there will be a second championship game, with the winner of that game going to the nationals. If there are three separate section winners, the team that played in the most section finals will earn a bye to the second championship game where they will face the winner of a game between the other two finalists.
The winning Junior Men’s and Women’s champions will advance to the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, Jan. 21 – 28 in Shawinigan Quebec.
Jr. Men’s Games: Green background Jr. Women’s Games: Violet background
Qualifier Games have number or letter with Yellow background
Playoff games have number or letter with Light Blue background
|Day||Date||Time||Draw||Ice 1||Ice 2||Ice 3||Ice 4||Explanation for WA/WB & MA/MB:|
|WED.||DEC. 27||2PM||1||1||2||A||B||1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.|
|THURS.||DEC. 28||9:30AM||3||5||C||2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in both X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).|
|FRI.||DEC. 29||9:30AM||6||12||11||10||H||3. Three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* plays in Z and the other winners play off in X and Y. If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to Z and the other two teams play off in X and Y.|
|2PM||10||WB||MB||* Qualifying games have yellow number/letter|
Junior Men’s Draw
(Modified Triple Knockout format)
Draw tree will not be updated during event. Please refer to online scoring for draw progression
Junior Women’s Draw
(Modified Triple Knockout format)
Draw tree will not be updated during event. Please refer to online scoring for draw progression.
Teams (click team to view rosters)
|M – Team Devin Schut||David Parker||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|
|M – Team MacFadyen||David MacFadyen||Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club||Summerside|
|M – Team MacMillan||Rob Roberts||Charlottetown Curling Club||Charlottetown|
|M – Team Mitchell Schut||Bill Hope & Lori Robinson||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|
|W – Team Ferguson||David Murphy||Crapaud, Cornwall, Charlottetown||Crapaud, Cornwall, Charlottetown|
|W – Team Howatt||A.J. Campbell||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|
|W – Team Kelly||Mitch O’Shea||Charlottetown Curling Club||Charlottetown|
|W – Team Lenentine||Pat Quilty||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|
|W – Team MacLean||Carl Nicholson||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|
|W – Team Sanderson||Edgar Coffin||Cornwall Curling Club||Cornwall|