Smith/Ferguson duo wins PEI Mixed Doubles Championship (updated pictures)

The Crapaud Community Curling Club duo of Calvin Smith and Lauren Ferguson beat Cornwall’s Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston team 6-4 this afternoon to win the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles Championship, the two person version of curling that is now an Olympic sport. Smith/Ferguson won two of the three modified triple knockout sections, which gave them a “double life” in the 2 game championship round, as a win in either game would have given them the championship, but they did it on the first try. In the final game, they built up a 4-0 lead after three ends, taking a single, and stealing another single and a double. Howatt/Johnston came back with a pair of singles, and the teams traded deuces in ends six and seven, but the Cornwall team ran out of rocks in the final end.

 

Winning team: Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith

 

Finalists Sydney Howatt and Nick Johnston

Eight teams took part in the Provincial Mixed Doubles championship.

The 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship takes place from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Mount Allison edges UPEI Women’s Panthers in close semi-final game to advance to AUS final

The women’s team from Mount Allison University in Sackville NB edged the Veronica Smith-skipped UPEI Women’s Panthers team by a 3-2 score this morning to advance to the Subway Atlantic University Sports final at 1 pm at Fredericton’s Capital Winter Club. Mt. A will be playing the Memorial University team, who got by Dalhousie 8-7 in an extra end. Dal and UNB face off in the Men’s final.

(L-R): Veronica Smith, Sabrina Smith, Chloe McCloskey, Meghan Ching, coach Paul Smith. 
Photo credit: James West

The two men’s and two women’s teams in the finals of this year’s event will represent the Atlantic conference at the 2018 U SPORTS / CCA Curling Championships hosted by the University of Alberta, March 24-28 in Leduc, AB.