The Brayden Snow rink from the host Silver Fox in Summerside, and the Rachel MacLean team from the Cornwall Curling Club both posted undefeated records of 5-0 (won-lost) in winning the provincial under-16 curling championships recently.
Snow, backed up by third stone Cruz Pineau, second stone Brock Rochford and lead Anderson MacDougall, with coach Shelley MacFadyen, trailed 5-3 at the end of four ends of play in the boys’ final, after the Chase MacMillan team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex stole three points in the fourth.
The teams traded deuces in the next two ends, Snow tied the game with another pair in the seventh end and stole a single point in the final end to pull out an 8-7 win.
The David MacFadyen-coached MacMillan rink, which finished 2-2, also includes third stone Jack MacFadyen, second stone Liam Barbrick and lead Davis Nicholson.
The third team in the boys’ event was Montague’s Samuel Shaw foursome (0-4).
Snow was named the recipient of the boys’ sportsmanship award.
MacLean finished the girls’ round robin 4-0, followed closely by clubmate Clara Jack (3-1). Montague’s Sydney Carver (2-2), Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine (1-3) and the Silver Fox’s Mallory Rochford (0-4) rounded out the field. Rochford was presented with the girls’ sportsmanship award.
Jack and Carver met in an exciting semifinal. Carver led 3-1 after four ends, and Jack scored a deuce in the fifth end and stole single points in the sixth and seventh ends to take a 5-3 lead. Carver answered back with a deuce in the eighth end to tie the game 5-5.
Jack recorded a single point in the extra end with hammer for a 6-5 win, and punch her ticket in the championship game.
MacLean held a narrow 5-4 advantage after seven ends in the final, and counted a single point in the eighth for a 6-4 win.
MacLean’s teammates are third stone Sierra Clyke, second stone Avery Nicholson and lead Izzy Tatlock. Carl Nicholson handles the coaching duties.
Rounding out the Aleya Quilty-coached Jack finalist team are third stone Beth Walsh, second stone Grace Bulger and lead stone Aurora Ulvstal. Quilty received the coaching award during the closing ceremonies. This award was voted on by fellow coaches.
The two sportsmanship awards were voted on by the players.