Renelle Humphreys Wins First Green Jacket
On a team stacked with multiple provincial titles, Saskatoon’s Renelle Humphreys wins her first Junior Women’s title playing with the Kourtney Fesser team from Saskatoon’s Nutana Club. Skip Kourtney and twin sister Krista had won a title in 2013 with Jessica Hanson while Third Karlee Korchinski is going to be making her fourth trip to a National Juniors. The team is coached by James Malainey.
The Fesser team was undefeated in their A Pool 5 game round robin series and remained so for the entire 2016 Jiffy Lube Provincial Championship. Fesser defeated Saskatoon’s Brooke Tokarz 8-5 in the Page A1-B1 game on Tuesday evening allowing Fesser a direct entry to the afternoon final. Tokarz had advanced to the Final with 6-5 victory over Regina’s Kaitlyn Jones in the semi-final Wednesday morning to set up the re-match.
Fesser took control early in the Final that set up for a score of 3 in the 8th end and a commanding 8-2 lead. The teams shook after the 9th end. Tokarz, and teammates Allison Ingram, Courtney Orsen, Danielle Waterfield and Coach Cheryl Boechler also went undefeated in their B Pool but just could not get past the Fesser team in either the Page 1-2 Game or the Final.
Team Fesser will now head to Stratford, Ontario for the Junior Women’s National Championship that runs from January 23 – January 31, 2016. The National Champion then proceeds to the Junior Worlds in Erzurum, Turkey in March.