U18 Ch’ship update: Girl’s section down to 2 teams, Devin Schut vs Chase MacMillan in Boy’s C final


There are at most three games left in both the Boy’s and Girl’s divisions of the Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships, sponsored by PEI Credit Unions, following play this morning at Summerside’s Silver Fox.

There WILL be a Monday championship round in the boy’s division, as the Mitchell Schut rink from Cornwall, who won two sections, and could have wrapped it up with a win in section C, will not advance to the C final after losing 7-6 in an extra end this morning to the Chase MacMillan rink from Charlottetown. The other boy’s game saw Cornwall’s Devin Schut team eliminate the host club’s Cruz Pineau rink, with an 8-1 victory. The Chase MacMillan and Devin Schut rinks square off in the “C” final at 2 this afternoon, with the winner advancing to the Championship Round on Monday at 10 am and, if necessary, 2 pm. As a double section winner, Mitchell Schut will have a “double life” in the championship round, taking the title if he wins either game, while his opponent, the winner of the C final, would need to win both.

On the girl’s side of the modified triple knockout competition, the Emily Sanderson rink, who won the “A” section on Saturday morning, eliminated her Cornwall clubmates the Sydney Howatt foursome, stealing singles in the last two ends of a close 5-4 game this morning, and advances to the “C” final at 2 pm against B section winner Lauren Ferguson, and her Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown squad. These two teams will have played in all three section finals. The winner of this afternoon’s game will have a big advantage in Monday’s championship round, capturing the championship with a win at either 10 am or 2 pm, while the opposing team would have to win both matches.

Live results are available at PEICurling.com.

The winning teams advance to the 2018 Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championship, April 9-14 in St. Andrews NB.

Mitchell Schut rink wins 1st 2 PEI Credit Unions U18 Boy’s sections, Sanderson, Ferguson win girl’s A and B

The Mitchell Schut rink from the Cornwall Curling Club has a big advantage going into Sunday boy’s play at the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships being played at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Four boy’s and five girl’s teams are entered.

Left to right: Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, Mitchell Schut

The Schut squad won both the A and B section finals of the boy’s modified triple knockout draw on Saturday, which gives them a big advantage in the championship. If they also win the C final, Sunday at 2 pm, they will be champions without having to play the two-game championship round on Monday at 10 and 2. If another team wins the C, they would have to beat Schut twice on Monday, while a Schut win in either game would give them the title.

Lauren Ferguson (right) delivers a rock, with Lexie Murray (left) and Alexis Burris (centre) getting ready to sweep

On the girl’s side, there were separate winners of the A and B sections, with Cornwall’s Emily Sanderson rink taking the “A” and the Lauren Ferguson foursome from Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown taking the B.

The winning teams advance to the 2018 Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championship, April 9-14 in St. Andrews NB.

Saturday recap – boys.

The Mitchell Schut rink beat Charlottetown’s Chase MacMillan team 8-2 in the “A” final on Saturday morning, scoring 4 points in the 2nd end. They then took on the team skipped by Mitchell’s older brother Devin in a “B” semi-final. It was a closely fought game, with Devin leading 3-2 coming home. A final end miss by the other Schut team gave Mitchell a winning deuce, without having to throw his last rock. Final score: 4-3. The other B semi saw the young Cruz Pineau team from Summerside, helped out by an older player, Parker MacFadyen, substituting for a regular team member in this event, make a big comeback over MacMillan. Pineau was trailing 5-2 after 7, but tied it with a triple in eight, and stole a single in the 9th for a 6-5 win and a ticket to the B final.

Schut began the B final against Pineau with a triple, and picked up another one in the 7th, ending the game early with a 10-3 score. Schut now plays MacMillan at 10 am Sunday, with Pineau playing Devin Schut. The winners face off in the “C” final at 2 pm.

Saturday recap- girls

The Emily Sanderson team beat the Lauren Ferguson foursome 5-3 in the “A” final, scoring only single points. Ferguson tied the game at 3-3 with a deuce in the fifth and a sixth end single steal, but a pair of Sanderson singles in the final two ends gave her the win. 

The Sydney Howatt Canada Games Training Team beat Cornwall clubmate Clara Jack 10-4 in the morning draw, scoring half of those points in the second end. They then took on Ferguson, the other Canada Games Training Team, in the B semi. This was a very intensely-played game, with Ferguson blanking the first end, and Howatt stealing the second. The teams traded singles in ends three through five, with Ferguson stealing the sixth and Howatt taking the seventh to tie the game at 3-3. A deuce in eight gave Ferguson a 5-3 win to advance them to the “B” final.

The “B” final was a rematch of the “A” final, but with a very different result. The teams traded singles in the first two ends, but then Ferguson took over, following up a four-point third end with a steal of three in the fourth and a stolen deuce in the fifth. It was handshake time, with a final score of 10-1 for Ferguson. The “B”  final win also advanced Ferguson directly to the 2 pm Sunday “C” final against the winner of a 10 am game between Sanderson and Howatt. The Clara Jack and Rachel Maclean rinks are now out of the competition following “C” event losses Saturday.

Team Callaghan is off to the PEI Travelers Ch’ship!

Team “Callaghan”, with Garth Cudmore skipping and throwing 4th stones, are this year’s Cornwall Curling Club Men’s Travelers champs, and will be joining the Debbie Rhodenhizer foursome at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships, March 9-13 in Montague.

Game One

As we told you earlier, Team Callaghan, which includes skip Garth Cudmore, third Joe Callaghan, second Alan Mason; and lead Jeff Hannam, beat the rink of  Brock Spence, Jay Carr; Chris Montigny and Mike Montigny by an 8-1 score in the opening game of the best of 3 series on Friday.
Game Two
Spence forced a deciding game Saturday afternoon by taking game 2 on Saturday morning by an 8-4 score, grabbing the lead early, up 6-3 after five ends. A Spence deuce in the 6th made it 8-3. Team Callaghan was kept to a single in the 7th, and Team Spence ran them out of rocks in the 8th for the victory, tieing the series at 1-all.
Game Three
Team Callaghan came out hungry in the sudden death deciding game, scoring a triple in the first end. Team Spence was unable to generate any offense, and conceded after five ends, with the score at 9-0.
Team Callaghan wins the deciding game and will represent the Club at the Provincial Travelers.
Photo (L-R): Jeff Hannam, Alan Mason, Joe Callaghan, Garth Cudmore

55+ Games Regular Curling Draw Set

Here is the draw for the 55+ Games Men’s Open and Mixed, and Women’s curling competition at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with a number of Cornwall teams participating.

2018 Mens Open and Mixed/Womens Curling Draw
Charlottetown Curling Complex

Monday 26-Feb
Ice 1
Ice 2 Peter MacDonald vs Bill Hope
Ice 3 Julien Gaudin vs Ensor McNeil
Ice 4 John Dunsford vs John Davis
Ice 5 Gloria Clarke vs Vince Fisher

Ice 1
Ice 2 Vern Chowan vs Bill Bishop
Ice 3 Barry Craswell vs Shelley Ebbett
Ice 4 Paul Durant vs Gloria Clarke
Ice 5

Ice 1
Ice 2 Ensor McNeil vs John Dunsford
Ice 3 Bill Bishop vs Paul Durant
Ice 4 Paul Matheson vs Peter MacDonald
Ice 5 Bill Hope vs Julien Gaudin

Ice 1
Ice 2 Gloria Clarke vs Barry Craswell
Ice 3
Ice 4 Shelley Ebbett vs Vern Chowan
Ice 5

Ice 1 Paul Durant vs Shelley Ebbett
Ice 2 Bill Hope vs John Davis
Ice 3 Vince Fisher vs Bill Bishop
Ice 4 Julien Gaudin vs Paul Matheson
Ice 5 Peter MacDonald vs John Dunsford

Tuesday 27-Feb
Ice 1
Ice 2 Barry Craswell vs Vince Fisher
Ice 3 Paul Durant vs Vern Chowan
Ice 4 Gloria Clarke vs Bill Bishop
Ice 5

Ice 1
Ice 2 Peter MacDonald vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 3 Bill Bishop vs Barry Craswell
Ice 4 Bill Hope vs Ensor McNeil
Ice 5 John Dunsford vs Paul Matheson

Ice 1
Ice 2 John Davis vs Ensor McNeil
Ice 3 Shelley Ebbett vs Gloria Clarke
Ice 4 Paul Durant vs Vince Fisher
Ice 5

Ice 1 John Dunsford vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 2 Paul Matheson vs Bill Hope
Ice 3 Vern Chowan vs Barry Craswell
Ice 4 Peter MacDonald vs John Davis
Ice 5 Vince Fisher vs Shelley Ebbett

Wednesday 28-Feb

Ice 1 Ensor MacNeil vs Peter MacDonald
Ice 2 John Davis vs Paul Matheson
Ice 3 Bill Hope vs John Dunsford
Ice 4 Shelley Ebbett vs Bill Bishop
Ice 5 Gloria Clarke vs Vern Chowan

Ice 1
Ice 2 Ensor McNeil vs Paul Matheson
Ice 3 Paul Durant vs Barry Craswell
Ice 4 Vince Fisher vs Vern Chowan
Ice 5 Julien Gaudin vs John Davis

Ice 1
Bronze Ice 2 Mixed Position 3 vs Mixed Position 4
Gold Ice 3 Mixed Position 1 vs Mixed Position 2
Gold Ice 4 Mens Position 1 vs Mens Position 2
Bronze Ice 5 Mens Position 3 vs Mens Position 4

Men’s Open Division

1 Peter MacDonald
2 Bill Hope
3 Julien Gaudin
4 Ensor MacNeill
5 John Dunsford
6 John Davis
7 Paul Matheson

Mixed/Women’s Division

1 Shelley Ebbett
2 Paul Durant
3 Gloria Clarke
4 Vince Fisher
5 Vern Chowan
6 Bill Bishop
7 Barry Craswell

All games will be 6 ends with a win. loss or tie recorded opposite team name. Coin toss will determine last rock or rock color.
Teams with the top 2 records will advance to the GOLD Medal game. Positions 3 and 4 will advance to the BRONZE MEDAL game.
Tie positioning will be decided by record against each other.
If still tied, a draw to the button after game 1 will decide positioning.
In MEDAL games, the higher position team will have last rock or rock color. Ties decided by a full extra end.

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine heading to world ch’ship with Nova Scotia squad (Guardian)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – Lauren Lenentine’s curling season has been extended and has required a passport.

The Cornwall Curling Club skip leaves Tuesday for Scotland as the alternate for the Nova Scotia-based squad that will represent Canada at the World Junior Curling Championship.

The Kaitlyn Jones rink will represent Nova Scotia at the world junior girls curling championship next month in Scotland. The Truro Curling Club recently held an event where friends, fans and family members gathered to wish the team well. Members of the foursome are, from left, skip Kaitlyn Jones, third Kristin Clarke, second Karlee Burgess, lead Lindsey Burgess and alternate Lauren Lenentine. – Joey Smith

“It’s kind of incredible,” said Lenentine, a 17-year-old New Dominion native. “Not many people have the chance to say that they represented Canada at an international event.”

The Kaitlyn Jones-skipped rink defeated Quebec 5-3 a month ago to win the national championship in Shawinigan, Que. Lenentine skipped P.E.I. to a 5-0 start at the event and finished 5-5 as all four Atlantic provinces finished in the top eight.

“We had a really good week at nationals,” said Lenentine, who has three years of junior eligibility remaining. “It shows that the P.E.I. curling teams can compete at that level.”

The Grade 12 student at Bluefield High School said she was watching the men’s final in Shawinigan when she got a text from her coach, Pat Quilty, to come downstairs at the rink. When Lenentine walked around the corner, there was the Nova Scotia squad. Lenentine wasn’t sure what was going on at first, but she didn’t hesitate when they asked her to join them for the worlds.

“It’s not something you kind of expect to happen,” she admitted, noting “a lot of tears were shed.”

RELATED: Nova Scotia team going for gold.

Lenentine knows she might not see any ice time in Scotland, and she’s fine with that.

“I just want to enjoy the experience and do my best at helping them achieve the goals that they set,” Lenentine said, noting she has more of a support role dealing with rocks and ice conditions. “To have this experience and be able to bring it back home is going to be something good to share with others.”

Lenentine said she has played against some of her new teammates since 2013 and knew them from competing at the same events. She’s had a few practices as part of Team Canada and attended send-off ceremonies last weekend at curling clubs in Halifax and Truro.

The team leaves Tuesday, has a practice day Friday and starts play on Saturday.

Click for the full story in The Guardian.

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine leaves for Scotland on Tues. Read all about it in today’s Guardian!

As you know, Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine is heading to the World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland as an alternate. She is leaving Tuesday morning. Pick up a copy today’s PEI Guardian and read all about it! We’ll post a link to the story when it’s available online.

Callaghan wins first Men’s Club Travelers Playdown game

Game 1 of our men’s Club Travelers competition wrapped up on Friday evening, with the team of Joe Callaghan, Garth Cudmore, Alan Mason; and Jeff Hannam beating the rink of  Brock Spence, Jay Carr; Chris Montigny and Mike Montigny by an 8-1 score.
The game was fairly close with Team Callaghan up 4-1 after four ends.  A steal of four in the fifth for Team Callaghan (with Garth Cudmore throwing last rock) ran the score up to 8-1 and resulted in handshakes.
Game 2 in the best of 3 goes at 10 am Saturday. If game 3 is required it will go at 2 pm.
The Debbie Rhodenhizer rink are, for the third year in a row, our women’s representatives, after the other team entered withdrew.

 Our club champs will advance to the 2018 PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships, March 9-13 at the Montague Curling Club.

The provincial winners will advance to the national event, normally held in November. Dates and location have not yet been announced.

“A” Finals set at U18 in Summerside

The 10 am Saturday “A” section finals of the boy’s and girl’s modified triple knockout draws are set at the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships, which got underway on Friday at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with four boy’s and five girl’s teams participating.

The Emily Sanderson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club will face the Lauren Ferguson squad from the Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown clubs in the girl’s “A” final, while Chase MacMillan and his Charlottetown team will take on Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut foursome in the boy’s.

Sanderson beat clubmate Sydney Howatt 7-3 in her opener, aided by a three-point fourth end and a stolen deuce in the fifth. She then downed another Cornwall team, the Clara Jack rink, by a 10-1 score, taking four points in the second end, stealing singles in the next two, and deuces in five and six to bring the game to an early conclusion. Ferguson had only one game, beating Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean team 4-1. 

MacLean suffered her second loss in the evening draw, losing 8-2 to Howatt, and needs a win at 2 pm on Saturday to remain in the competition. Howatt and Jack faceoff at 10 am Saturday in the “B” section.

There was only one draw in the boy’s division, and both games were extremely close, with Chase MacMillan edging Devin Schut of Cornwall 4-3, with Schut getting all his points in the last two ends, and Devin’s brother Mitchell coming back from a 4-3 deficit against the host club’s Cruz Pineau rink, who scored a triple in the fifth end, recording a tying single in the seventh, and stealing the final end for a 5-4 win.

Besides the 10 am “A” final, the Schut brothers square off in one game, with the Pineau facing MacMillan in the other, in 2 pm Saturday “B” section matches. 

With the “modified” knockout format, teams competing in section finals drop down to the next section, and can win more than one section. The “B” finals go at 6 pm on Saturday, with the “C” on Sunday at 2. The boy’s and girl’s championship rounds go on Monday at 10 am and 2 pm. If a team wins all three sections their championship round won’t be needed.

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 2018 Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championship, April 9-14 in St. Andrews NB.

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

Best of luck to our Travelers Women’s Representatives!

Best of luck to the Debbie Rhodenhizer rink, who, for the third year in a row, will be the Cornwall Curling Club’s Women’s representatives at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championships!

File photo from last year’s event (L-R): Debbie Rhodenhizer, Cindy Nicholson, Nancy MacFadyen, Sandra Sobey


Club’s Travelers Playdowns: NIcholson withdraws, Men’s go this Fri. evening, and on Saturday

Update: Team Nicholson on the Women’s side has withdrawn leaving Team Rhodenhizer as our Travelers Curling Club Championship Women’s representative. The Men’s best 2 out of 3 competition between Teams Callaghan and Spence will take place as scheduled on Friday 23 Feb at 7:00 pm, Saturday 24 Feb at 10:00 am, and if required, Saturday 24 Feb at 2:00 pm.

Team Rhodenhizer and the Men’s representatives will now advance to the 2018 PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships, March 9-13 at the Montague Curling Club.

The provincial winners will advance to the national event, normally held in November. Dates and location have not yet been announced.

Participating teams in our Club playdowns are:

Women: Team Rhodenhizer 

Men: Team  Callaghan and Team Spence

Here are the team rosters:

Team Rhodenhizer (women’s representatives)
Skip, Deb Rhodenhizer; Third, Nancy MacFadyen; Second, Sandra Sobey; Lead, Cindy Nicholson.
Team Callaghan:
Skip, Joe Callaghan, Third, Garth Cudmore; Second, Alan Mason; Lead, Jeff Hannam.
Team Spence:
Skip, Brock Spence; Third, Jay Carr; Second, Chris Montigny; Lead, Mike Montigny.