2019 PEI Under 18 Curling Ch’ships

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Mitchell Schut foursome repeats as PEI Under 18 Boy’s Champs

The Mitchell Schut team from the host Cornwall Curling Club had two chances to repeat as PEI Under 18 Boy’s champs on Monday, but they only needed the first game, defeating the Chase MacMillan squad from the Charlottetown Curling Complex by an 8-3 score in seven ends. Schut had a 5-1 lead after four ends, picking up a deuce with hammer in the opening end, and a triple in the fourth. MacMillan was kept to one in the fifth, and looked to be setting up to steal a couple in the sixth, but a Schut runback took care of one rock, and a difficult angle runback took out the other, and gave the Cornwall team their second three-point end of the game and an 8-2 lead. After scoring only a single in the seventh, MacMillan decided it was handshake time. 

PEI U18 Boy’s Championship Team (L-R): Mitchell Schut (skip), Nick Johnston (3rd), Liam Kelly (2nd), Colin MacKenzie (lead), Lori Robinson (coach), from the Cornwall Curling Club

PEI U18 Boy’s Finalist rink (L-R): Chase MacMillan (skip), Jack MacFadyen (3rd), Liam Barbrick (2nd), Davis Nicholson (lead), David MacFadyen (coach), from the Charlottetown Curling Complex 

Schut advanced to the Monday championship round by winning two of the three modified triple knockout sections, against the Brayden Snow team from the Silver Fox in Summerside in the “A” Qualifier, and against MacMillan in the “C”, while MacMillan beat Schut in the “B” Qualifier. By winning 2 sections, Schut had a “double life” in the championship round and could have won with a win in either of the two games, while MacMillan would have needed to win both games.

During the closing ceremonies, it was announced that Cruz Pineau, third on the Brayden Snow team from Summerside was the winner of the Boy’s Sportsmanship Award, as voted on by all the male curlers in the event.

File photo: Cruz Pineau, Sportsmanship Award winner for Boy’s teams

The winning Mitchell Schut team, along with the repeating U18 Girl’s champions, the Lauren Ferguson rink, also from Cornwall, recently returned from representing PEI at the Canada Games in Red Deer Alberta, and will now be heading back to the Wild Rose province for the Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta., adjacent to the city of Edmonton, from April 2-7.


Team Ferguson goes undefeated to repeat as PEI U18 Girl’s Champs, Team Schut is one win away from repeat Boy’s title

The Lauren Ferguson rink will once again represent PEI at the Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, this time at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta., from April 2-7, after going undefeated to win the Under 18 Provincial Girl’s title Sunday afternoon at their home rink, the Cornwall Curling Club. As they won all three section finals in the modified triple knockout draw, the “A” against the Emily Sanderson team, the “B” against the Rachel MacLean rink, and the “C” this afternoon, 7-2 over the Sydney Howatt foursome, the Monday championship round is not required. All five teams entered in the Girl’s section are from the host club. This caps off a very successful PEI championship season for Team Ferguson, having won the Pepsi Under 21 Junior Women’s championship and the Junior Women’s Canada Games berth, in addition to the U18.

Winning Ferguson team photo (L-R): Dennis Watts (Curl PEI representative), Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw. Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (coach)

The Emily Sanderson team will be designated as the “finalist” team, as the section finals were against three different teams, but the Sanderson squad were the first to qualify, in the “A” section. Other members of Team Ferguson are third stone Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris, and lead Lexie Murray, with coach David Murphy. Completing the Sanderson finalist team are third Emma Coffin, second Kaylee Stewart, and lead AnnaMaria MacDonald, with coach Edgar Coffin. 

Emily Sanderson Finalist team – file photo (L-R): AnnaMaria MacDonald, Kaylee Stewart, Emma Coffin, Emily Sanderson. Missing from photo: Edgar Coffin (Coach)

In today’s “C” final, Team Howatt had a 2-1 lead at the fourth end break, but never got to mark the score in the second half, as Ferguson took a single in end five, stole two more in ends six and seven, and sealed the trip to the nationals with a stolen triple in the eighth for a 7-2 victory.

During the closing ceremonies for the girl’s event, presentations were made to the winners of the Coaching award, as voted on by their coaching peers, and the Sportsmanship award, as voted on by all the players in the event. Both awards went to the Nicholson family, with Carl Nicholson, coach of the Rachel MacLean team, taking the coaching, and Avery, second stone with Team MacLean, receiving the Sportsmanship award.

Coaching award winner Carl Nicholson (left) with Curl PEI representative Dennis Watts

Girl’s Sportsmanship Award winner Avery Nicholson

Meanwhile, the three-team Boy’s event is down to one or two games,  and two teams, the Chase MacMillan rink from Charlottetown, and the defending champion Mitchell Schut foursome from the host Cornwall Curling Club, with the advantage going to Team Schut, who, as a double-section winner, have an extra life in the 10 am and (if needed) 2 pm Championship Round on Monday, and can take the Championship with a win in either game, while MacMillan and team will have to win both games.

MacMillan won the “B” section final against Schut 5-3 on Saturday evening, while Schut took the “C”, with a 6-4 win over MacMillan on Sunday afternoon, with a three-point fourth end, the only time either team took more than a single in the match. The third team in the event, the Brayden Snow foursome from the Silver Fox were eliminated with a close 6-4 loss to Schut on Sunday morning.

Ferguson one win away from repeat U18 Girl’s title, while Schut wins Boy’s “A”and MacMillan takes the “B”

Having won both the “A” and “B” qualifying finals for the championship round of the modified triple-knockout draw, and advancing directly to the “C” final at 2 pm Sunday, the Lauren Ferguson rink now needs just one win in their next three games (the “C” final and the 2 championship games on Monday) to repeat as Girl’s champions at the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships in Cornwall, while their opponent, the winner of the “C” semi-final between the Rachael MacLean and Sydney Howatt rinks at 10 am Sunday, would have to win all three. 


Ferguson won the “A” qualifier game on Saturday morning with a 10-9 extra-end decision over Emily Sanderson, who picked up five points in the last two ends to tie the game, but Ferguson took the win with a single in the extra.


It was another close loss for Sanderson in the “B” semi-final. She was leading 7-3 after five ends, but the Rachel MacLean team pulled out a come-from-behind 8-7 victory with a triple in six, and single steals in the final two ends.


Ferguson’s 9-2 win in the “B” final over MacLean was helped out by a four point steal in the fifth end, while a triple in the seventh brought the game to a speedy conclusion. 9-2 was also the score as the Sydney Howatt rink eliminated the Sanderson foursome in six ends in a “C” game and advanced to the 10 am Sunday “C” semi-final against MacLean. All five girl’s rinks in the event are from the host Cornwall club.


In the three-team Boy’s section, the defending champion Mitchell Schut rink from the host club took the “A” qualifier game 5-3 over the Brayden Snow foursome from the Silver  Fox in Summerside, stealing singles in ends three through 5. Chase MacMillan and his Charlottetown Curling Complex team beat the Snow rink 9-4 in their “B” semi-final match, while MacMillan stole singles in the last two ends of the “B” final against Schut, for a 5-3 win and a spot in the championship round.


MacMillan will now play the winner of the 10 am Sunday “C” semi between Snow and Schut, in the “C” qualifying final at 2 pm Sunday.


With separate winners of “A” and  “B”, there will be at least one Championship Round game, at 10 am Monday. If either Schut or MacMillan win a second section, it could end then, if the double-section winner takes the first game, otherwise the deciding game goes at 2 pm. 

The winning boy’s and girl’s teams advance to the third-annual Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, to be played April 2-7 at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

10 am Saturday “A” Qualifier games set at PEI Under 18 Ch’ships

The first of three boy’s and girl’s qualifier games for the Monday championship round at the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships go Saturday morning at 10 at the Cornwall Curling Club.

From left: Liam Kelly, Mitchell Schut, Colin MacKenzie


The Under 16 champion Brayden Snow team from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside had a bye to the qualifier game in the three-team boy’s section. They will face the defending U18 champions and Canada Games team, skipped by Mitchell Schut out of the host club. Team Schut stole deuces in ends six and seven and ran the Chase MacMillan team from Charlottetown, who were finalists in this year’s Under 16 event, out of rocks in the eighth end for a 7-3 win in the Saturday evening “B” semi-final.

The defending champion Lauren Ferguson-skipped girl’s team, who are also this year’s Pepsi Junior (U21) champions and Canada Games team, scored three deuces against the U16 champion Rachel MacLean team in the opening draw on the way to a 7-3 win and a ticket to the girl’s “A” Qualifier.

Emily Sanderson (right), with teammates AnnaMaria MacDonald (left) and Kaylee Stewart

The Emily Sanderson squad had a 10-3 win over the Clara Jack team in their opener, taking six points in the fourth end, and came out on the winning side of a tight battle  in their Friday evening against Team Sydney Howatt, with Sierra Clyke calling the game. In that match, Sanderson took singles in the first 3 ends, and lead 3-1 at the fourth end break. Team Howatt came on strong in the 2nd half with three stolen ends in a row — a single in the fifth, a deuce in the sixth, and another single in the seventh for a 5-3 lead going into the final end. It came down to a measure for second shot in the 8th, with Sanderson having shot stone. If the second stone was Team Howatt’s, they would have a 5-4 win, but Sanderson won the measure, bringing the game to an extra end. The last end had a logjam of rocks in front of the house, with Sanderson lying 1. The Howatt team were unable to get their rock into position past the guards and gave up a steal of one to the Sanderson rink, who now face Ferguson in the 10 am Saturday “A” final. All five girl’s teams are from the host Cornwall Curling Club.

The “B” semis go Saturday at 2 pm, with the B Qualifier games at 6 pm.

The eventual event winners will advance to the third-annual Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, to be played April 2-7 at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta.

The 2019 Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships take place March 8-11 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with five girl’s and three boy’s teams taking part, including defending girl’s champs the Lauren Ferguson team, and reigning boy’s champs the Mitchell Schut team, both from the host club, and recently returned from participating in the Canada Games.  The other two boy’s teams are the recently-crowned PEI Under 16 champions, the Brayden Snow team from the Silver Fox, and the U16 finalist team, skipped by Chase MacMillan out of Charlottetown. All five girl’s teams are from Cornwall, and include the Sydney Howatt, Clara Jack (U16 finalists), Rachel MacLean (U16 champs) and Emily Sanderson rinks, in addition to Ferguson.

Both the boy’s and girl’s sections play modified triple knockout draws, with the girl’s teams starting Friday at 2 pm, and the boys hitting the ice at 6 pm. The winners from each of the three triple knockout sections will advance to the two-game championship round on Monday at 10 am and 2 pm. With the modified format, section winners drop down to compete in the next section. If a team wins all three sections, they will win the event without a championship round. A double section winner will have a “double life” in the championship round, winning the event if they take either game, while their opponent would have to win both.

This year’s winning teams advance to the third-annual Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, to be played April 2-7 at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Live, end by end results from the provincial event will be available at PEICurling.com.

Draw Tree

(Will not be updated during event. Refer to live scoring for draw progression)





Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Mar 8
2 pm 1     B A
6 pm 2 D C 1  
Mar 9
10 am 3   2 E F
2 pm 4 G H   3
6 pm 5   I 4 J
Mar 10
10 am 6 5   K  
2 pm 7   L 6  
Mon. Mar 11 10 am 8   MA   WA
2 pm 9   WB   MB


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 X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).

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.

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

Team Rosters

M=Boy’s teams, W=Girl’s teams
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Team Coach Affiliation
M – MacMillan David MacFadyen Charlottetown Curling Complex
M – Schut Lori Robinson Cornwall Curling Club
M – Snow Shelley MacFadyen Silver Fox Curling Club
W – Ferguson David Murphy Cornwall Curling Club
W – Howatt Pat Quilty Cornwall Curling Club
W – Jack Aleya Quilty Cornwall Curling Club
W – MacLean Carl Nicholson Cornwall Curling Club
W – Sanderson Edgar Coffin Cornwall Curling Club

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U18 rules:

1. Competitors will be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30 of the year prior to the
National competition.
2. Games will be eight (8) ends, if tied at that point will continue for extra end(s) until a winner
is declared.
3. Teams require a coach who is Club Coach Trained; Intro Comp Coach Trained; or old Level 1
Certified on their registration form to participate in the event and on-site for each game.
a. The Head Event Umpire, under special circumstances, may allow a game to begin
without a certified coach present.
4. Time clocks will be used.
5. Winners eligible to curl in the National U18 Championships do so at their own expense.