The Brayden Snow rink from the host Silver Fox Curling Club, and the Rachel MacLean team from the Cornwall Curling Club both went undefeated with 5-0 win-loss records this weekend to win the provincial Under 16 Curling Championships. Snow, backed up by third Cruz Pineau, second stone Brock Rochford, and lead Anderson MacDougall, with coach Shelley MacFadyen, was trailing 5-3 after four ends of play in the Sunday afternoon boy’s final, after the Chase MacMillan team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex stole three points in the fourth end. The teams traded deuces in the next two ends, with Snow tying the game with another pair in the seventh end, and pulling out an 8-7 win with a stolen single in the final end. The Chase MacMillan finalist team, who finished with a 2-2 win-loss record, also includes third Jack MacFadyen, second Liam Barbrick, and lead Davis Nicholson, and is coached by David MacFadyen. The third team in the boy’s event, the Samuel Shaw foursome from the Montague Curling rink finished without a win, but came within two points of the winning team in one of their matches.
MacLean finished the girl’s round robin with a 4-0 record, followed closely by clubmate Clara Jack at 3-1, and by Montague’s Sydney Carver team at 2-2. Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine team went 1-3, while Mallory Rochford and her host club team got off to a great start, losing their opener by a single point, but didn’t manage to pick up a win.
Jack and Carver then squared off in an exciting Sunday morning semi-final, with Carver up 3-1 after four ends. Jack took a 5-3 lead with a deuce in five and single steals in 6 and seven, but Carver tied it up with a deuce in the eighth. Jack had hammer in the extra end, and recorded a single to punch her ticket to the championship game.
In the championship game. MacLean had a narrow 5-4 lead after seven ends, and a single point in the eighth gave MacLean a 6-4 win. Playing with MacLean were third Sierra Clyke, second stone Avery Nicholson, and lead Izzy Tatlock, with coach Carl Nicholson. Rounding out the Jack finalist team are third Beth Walsh, second Grace Bulger, and lead stone Aurora Ulvstal, with coach Aleya Quilty.
During the closing ceremonies, awards for sportsmanship, as voted on by the other players, and coaching, as voted on by their coaching peers, were handed out.
Winning boy’s skip Brayden Snow took the boy’s sportsmanship honours.
Photo: Curl PEI Executive member Anson Carmody (left) with boy’s sportsmanship award winner Brayden Snow
The girl’s Sportsmanship honours went to Silver Fox skip Mallory Rochford.
Photo: Curl PEI Executive member Anson Carmody (left) with girl’s sportsmanship award winner Mallory Rochford
The coaching award went to Aleya Quilty, coach of the Clara Jack finalist rink from Cornwall.