The PEI Under 13 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the 9:30 am semi-finals and 1 pm finals for the A, B, and C divisions of this “Open” event, which means there could be any combination of boys and/or girls on a team. This year’s winning teams were very similar to last years, with the Brayden Snow foursome from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside going undefeated to win the “A” division. Snow was a member of last year’s winning team and also skipped this year’s U16 championship rink. The “B” champions were again the Ella Lenentine squad from the Cornwall Curling Club, while the “C” winners were again the Sydney Carver rink from Montague, with the same curlers on the team as last year.
“A” Division-winning Brayden Snow rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts (left).
(L-R): Makiya Noonan (lead), Mallory Rochford (2nd), Anderson MacDougall (3rd), Brayden Snow, (skip), Andrew MacDougall (coach)
“A” Division Finalist Isaiah Dalton team with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts (left):
(L-R): Isaiah Dalton (skip), Seamus Herlihy (third), Beckett Quinn (2nd), Nate MacRae (lead). Missing from picture is coach Julien Gaudin.
The Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside was impressive in the round robin, winning both their games by wide margins and earning a bye to the 1 pm Sunday “A” Final where they again won by a wide margin, over the Isaiah Dalton team from Charlottetown and Cornwall. The Dalton rink edged the Nate Shaw foursome from Montague 7-6 in the morning semi-final, with Shaw, who was a finalist last year. keeping it close by scoring 5 points in the last two ends
“B” section- winning Ella Lenentine rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
(L-R): Ella Lenentine (skip), Ashlyn Shaw (3rd), Veronica Pater (lead), Erika Pater (2nd), Robbie Lenentine (coach)
“B” section-finalist James MacWilliams rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
Team Members (L-R): James MacWilliams (skip), Mannix Martin (3rd), Sean Curtis (2nd), Kolton MacWilliams (alternate), Megan Butler (coach). Missing from picture: Elliot Shea (lead)
The Ella Lenentine rink from Cornwall successfully defended last year’s “B” division title, winning by a big margin over the James MacWilliams rink from the Maple Leaf in the Sunday afternoon final. MacWilliams and his team beat their clubmates, the Jorja McLellan team, in the morning semi-final.
Mollie Shaw Finalist rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
(L-R): Leigh Gustafson (coach), Ella Clow (lead), Koby-Lynn Gallant (2nd), Luke Butler (3rd), Mollie Shaw (skip)
The Sydney Carver rink from Montague, won the “C” again this year with a 6-3 win over the Mollie Shaw team from Charlottetown. Shaw beat the Carly Sweet and Mary Jane Gavin-Shea squad from the Maple Leaf club in the semi-final.
During the closing ceremonies, the Sportsmanship award, as voted on by the players, was presented to Sydney Carver.
Dennis Watts of Curl PEI (left) with Sportsmanship winner Sydney Carver
Also, the Coaching award, as voted on by their coaching peers and the officials, was presented to Team Snow coach Andrew MacDougall.
Dennis Watts of Curl PEI (left) with Coaching winner Andrew MacDougall