Big Wins on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour

Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors  U18 Boys and Girls – Big Wins at Weston G&CC

Sam Mooibroek, Veronica Bernard, Owen Purdy, Claire Randell, Matt Garner, Sarah Wallace, Charlie Randell, Kirsten Elson, Hazen Enman (absent)
Team Enman U18 Boys Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors won the Stu Sells U18 Tankard at the Weston Golf and Country Club on December 1-3. The team went undefeated in the round robin posting a 4-0 record, then went on to claim the championship winning three more games in the playoffs. “Clutch shot making under pressure, focus and appropriate strategy decisions were clearly evident through out the entire weekend. I was very proud of the way they played,  against some very stiff competition”, said Team manager Cory Randell.

Team Bernard U18 Girls Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors

We played in the Stu Sells U18 Tankard event this past weekend at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.  So far this season, we’ve been building momentum for a while, placing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and winning Consolation games, but we’ve yet to break through to a final.
Our first game Friday morning was against a Toronto team we’ve played before, but this was our first meeting of this season. We used our experience and strong hitting game to win 9-5.
The second game Friday was against the Sudbury team we seem to run into at every event. As all games against this tough team go, this one came down to the last shot, and we lost 5-3.
Saturday saw us start off bright and early against a young Toronto team that seems to get better every time we play them. Once again though, our experience and strong hitting led us to a 9-2 win.
Our second game on Saturday was against another Toronto team that we played for the first time in Orillia. We won that high-scoring game 10-7. This time we were determined to get the win that would secure us a playoff spot, and we came out on top 7-3.
Our 3-1 record in pool play, along with our shootout score, put us into the playoffs as the #3 seed. The quarter-final game was against a team from Ottawa. The game was really close. We were down 5-4 playing the 7th end when we scored a hugely important two points to take the lead into the final end. We played the 8th end perfectly and stole another point to win 7-5.
The semi-final game was against another really tough team that we expect to meet in these important games all season long. This was a low-scoring game, with both teams playing very well. Down 2-1 playing the 6th end we scored another important two points to take a 3-2 lead, then stole one more in the 7th end. We played the 8th end perfectly to run the other team out of rocks, and punch our ticket to the Championship final game for the first time this season.
The Championship final game was against, who else, but the Sudbury team we lost to on Friday afternoon. This was another back and forth game, with both teams making crucial shots at the right time. We were down 6-5 playing the 7th end when we made some high pressure shots to score three points. Up by two playing the final end we had to put our last shot in the right place to force the other skip into a tough hit. The shot was there for the win, but she missed it and we came out on top 9-6.
Our first event win of the season!