CORNWALL – It was a perfect weekend for the Cruz Pineau rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside and Charlottetown Curling Complex.
The rink posted an undefeated record of 4-0 (won-lost) in taking the A final of the provincial under-13 curling championship at the Cornwall Curling Club on Sunday afternoon.
The experienced Cruz team, under the guidance of coach Cory Snow, defeated the Nathaniel Shaw-skipped rink from the Montague Curling Club in the final. Pineau and third stone Brayden Shaw were finalists last year while their front end consists of Jack MacFadyen and Davis Nicholson, who normally play on the Chase MacMillan Canada Games training team out of Charlottetown. The Shaw rink also included third stone Brody Quinn, second stone Sean Peric and lead Dean Hicken. Samuel Shaw is the alternate for the Kyle MacDonald-coached team.
While her sister Lauren is getting ready to begin a new adventure in Halifax, curling on the world junior champion Kaitlyn Jones rink, Ella Lenentine, from the host club, stepped up to the P.E.I. curling championship podium. She skipped the B Division championship rink with a high-scoring win over the Nate MacRae foursome from Charlottetown.
Team Ella Lenentine includes third Ashlyn Shaw, second Erika Pater and lead Kacey Gauthier. Robbie Lenentine is coaching. The Nate MacRae B finalist rink includes third stone Connor Bruce, second stone Koby-Lynn Gallant and lead Ethan Smith, with coach Connor MacPhee.
The C Division final was the closest of the three divisions, but Montague’s Sydney Carver team pulled off a stolen deuce and two single steals on the way to a six-point win over the Jorja McLellan squad from O’Leary’s Maple Leaf club.
Team Carver also includes third stone Michaela MacLean, second Hannah Hogan, lead Brayden Jackson, alternate Katie MacLean and coach Tyler Garnhum (coach). Rounding out the McLellan foursome are third stone Bridget Wallace, second stone Reid Hart and lead Brooke Lewis, with coach John Martin.
Following the presentation of the medals to the winning and finalist teams, the sportsmanship award, as voted on by the curlers in the event, and the coaching award, as voted on by the event’s head official (Yvonne Barbour), were presented.
The sportsmanship award went to Brooke Lewis, lead on the Jorja McLellan rink from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary.