Team Sherry Anderson of Saskatoon Capture National Title
The 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships wrapped up yesterday in Fredericton, New Brunswick after a fantastic week of shot making and tight match-ups on both sides! Sherry Anderson and her rink out of Saskatoon made their way back to the national stage where they lost the final to Colleen Jones one year ago. Team Saskatchewan started the week out strong as they finished second in their pool with a 4-2 record moving them into the championship pool, where they ended pool play with a 8-5 record and a spot in the 1vs4 semi final game against former champion Cathy King of Alberta.
After a big score of three in both the 2nd & 4th ends, Team Saskatchewan took the 8-4 victory clinching them a spot in the championship final against Jo-Ann Rizzo of Ontario.
Patricia Hersikorn (Third)
Left to right: Brenda Goertzen (Second), Anita Silvernagle (Lead)
Another strong start early in this one by Team Saskatchewan hopping out to a 4-1 lead heading into the break, where they did not let up scoring three more points to take home the title by a final score of 7-3. Team Saskatchewan will trade in those green and white jackets for red and white, representing Canada at the 2018 World Senior Curling Championship with dates and location to be determined. Congratulations to Sherry Anderson, Patricia Hersikorn, Brenda Goertzen and Anita Silvernagle.
Team Saskatchewan Finish Tied a top Seeding Pool
It was not the outcome the Saskatchewan men were hoping for at the 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship, but did finish strong as the week came to an end at this years event. The Darrell McKee rink out of Saskatoon finished pool play with 3-3 record, falling just short of the championship pool and the playoffs. This dropped them into the seeding pool for Saskatchewan at next years championship event.
McKee and his rink of Mark Lane, Tony Korol and Rodney Antonichuk rattled off three straight wins in the seeding pool to finish with an overall record of 6-3 and tied at with Nova Scotia a top of the seeding pool! Congratulations to the men on a great championship week!
Darrell McKee (Skip)
Left to right: Rodney Antonichuk (Lead), Tony Korol (Second)
Photos Courtesy: Curling Canada