Kim Nicholson and Clara Jack rinks win Ladder League Round One

There were clear winners in both the “A” and “B” pools following the completion of Round One last evening in the Wednesday Ladder League. In the “A” Pool, sponsored by Charlottetown Bottle and Metal, the Kim Nicholson rink finished with only one loss, while the Clara Jack junior team in the “B” pool, sponsored by Sam’s Restaurant in Cornwall had only two defeats.

(L-R): Kim Nicholson, Rick Neumeyer, Darlene Howlett, Jean Sinclair

(L-R): Clara Jack, Beth Walsh, Aurora Ulvstal, missing: Grace Bulger

“A” Pool:

Going into the final draw, three teams, skipped by Rob Gallant, Mark MacDonald, and Kelly Watts, were tied for second, with Watts and Gallant playing each other. Watts grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but Gallant came back with a six-ender and a triple, and the Watts team shook hands after six ends with a final score of 10-4. MacDonald came up on the short end of a closely-fought 7-5 contest against newcomer Landen Warder (who is also coaching the Jack rink). So, Gallant finishes second with 2 losses, while MacDonald and Watts have 3. Watts comes third, as she beat MacDonald in their game. Nicholson, Gallant, Watts, and MacDonald will all be remaining in the “A” pool for round two, while Josh McInnis with 4 losses, plus Warder, and Peter Joostema (5 losses each) will be moving down the ladder to the “B” pool. 

“B” Pool: 

The Paul Neima rink finished the round in second place with only two losses, while the Greg Groves team got off to a slow start with 3 (close) losses but then reeled off four wins in a row to finish the round in 3rd place. These two teams will be joining the Clara Jack squad in the “A” pool for the next round. Staying put are the Younkers – Dave and Kellie-Lynn, each with 4 losses, Greg Robertson (5 losses), and Hank Kamphuis (6 losses).

Here are the pools for Round Two, with the A Pool sponsored by D.P. Murphy Inc. (Wendy’s) and the B Pool Sponsor to be confirmed.

Pool A

A1-Kim Nicholson
A2-Rob Gallant
A3-Kelly Watts
A4-Mark MacDonald
A5-Clara Jack
A6-Paul Neima
A7-Greg Groves

B1-Josh McInnis
B2-Peter Joostema
B3-Landen Warder
B4-Dave Younker
B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker
B6-Greg Robertson
B7-Hank Kamphuis

Here is the Draw and Schedule for Round 2:

Dec. 18 (Week 1)
6:30 pm  Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Mark MacDonald vs A7-Greg Groves
Ice 2: A6-Paul Neima vs A3-Kelly Watts
Ice 3: A1-Kim Nicholson vs B1-Josh McInnis (crossover)
Ice 4: A2-Rob Gallant vs A5-Clara Jack

8:30 pm “B” Pool
Ice 1: B4-Dave Younker vs B7-Hank Kamphuis
Ice 2: B6-Greg Robertson vs B3-Landen Warder
Ice 3: Not used for league
Ice 4: B2-Peter Joostema vs B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker

Jan. 8 (Week 2)
630 pm “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B6-Greg Robertson vs B1-Josh McInnis
Ice 2: B4-Dave Younker vs  B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker
Ice 3: B2-Peter Joostema vs B7-Hank Kamphuis
Ice 4: B3-Landen Warder vs A3-Kelly Watts (crossover)

8:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A6-Paul Neima vs A1-Kim Nicholson
Ice 2: A4-Mark MacDonald vs A5-Clara Jack
Ice 3: A2-Rob Gallant vs A7-Greg Groves
Ice 4: Not used for league

Jan. 15 (Week 3)
6:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A2-Rob Gallant vs B2-Peter Joostema (crossover)
Ice 2: A7-Greg Groves vs A1-Kim Nicholson
Ice 3: A5-Clara Jack vs A3-Kelly Watts
Ice 4: A4-Mark MacDonald vs A6-Paul Neima

8:30 pm “B” Pool
Ice 1: Not used for league
Ice 2: B7-Hank Kamphuis vs B1-Josh McInnis
Ice 3: B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker vs B3-Landen Warder
Ice 4: B4-Dave Younker vs  B6-Greg Robertson

Jan. 22 (Week 4)
630 pm “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B1-Josh McInnis vs B3-Landen Warder
Ice 2: B2-Peter Joostema vs B4-Dave Younker
Ice 3: B6-Greg Robertson vs A6-Paul Neima (crossover)
Ice 4: B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker vs B7-Hank Kamphuis

8:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A1-Kim Nicholson vs A3-Kelly Watts
Ice 2: A2-Rob Gallant vs A4-Mark MacDonald 
Ice 3: Not used for league
Ice 4: A5-Clara Jack vs A7-Greg Groves

Jan. 29 (Week 5)
6:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Mark MacDonald vs B4-Dave Younker (crossover)
Ice 2: A3-Kelly Watts vs A7-Greg Groves
Ice 3: A1-Kim Nicholson vs A5-Clara Jack
Ice 4: A2-Rob Gallant vs A6-Paul Neima 

8:30 pm “B” Pool
Ice 1:  Not used for league
Ice 2: B3-Landen Warder vs B7-Hank Kamphuis
Ice 3: B1-Josh McInnis vs  B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker
Ice 4: B2-Peter Joostema vs  B6-Greg Robertson

Feb. 5 (Week 6)
630 pm “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B2-Peter Joostema vs B3-Landen Warder
Ice 2: B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker vs A5-Clara Jack (crossover)
Ice 3: B6-Greg Robertson vs B7-Hank Kamphuis
Ice 4: B1-Josh McInnis vs B4-Dave Younker

8:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A2-Rob Gallant vs A3-Kelly Watts
Ice 2: Not used for league
Ice 3: A6-Paul Neima vs A7-Greg Groves
Ice 4: A1-Kim Nicholson vs A4-Mark MacDonald 

Feb. 12 (Week 7)
6:30 pm Wendy’s/D.P. Murphy Inc. “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A5-Clara Jack vs A6-Paul Neima  
Ice 2: A1-Kim Nicholson vs A2-Rob Gallant 
Ice 3: A3-Kelly Watts vs A4-Mark MacDonald 
Ice 4: A7-Greg Groves vs B7-Hank Kamphuis (crossover)

8:30 pm “B” Pool
Ice 1: B5-Kellie-Lynn Younker vs  B6-Greg Robertson
Ice 2: B1-Josh McInnis vs B2-Peter Joostema
Ice 3: B3-Landen Warder vs B4-Dave Younker
Ice 4: Not used for league

At the end of the round, the bottom three “A” teams will drop to the “B” pool, while the top three “B” teams will ascend the ladder to the “A” pool for the final round of the season.




Post last modified: Dec 18, 2019 @ 4:49 pm


Kim Nicholson and Clara Jack rinks win Ladder League Round One — 1 Comment

  1. Derek it seems that you have everybody in the Ladder league scheduled to play at 6:30 on Jan 29. Just a type-o I know. Thought I’d bring it to your attention.