Masters Teams Bring Back Two Medals to Saskatchewan!
Gold Medal Win for Team Syrota!
What a week it was for Delores Syrota, Bev Krasowski, Donna Liebrecht, & Sylvia Broad as they earned themselves a Gold Medal at the 2017 Canadian Masters Women’s Curling Championship. As Team Saskatchewan, the women started off the week on a hot streak as they went undefeated (5-0) and finished atop of Pool A advancing into the championship pool!
Even though the women suffered a couple early losses to Ontario (6-4) & Prince Edward Island (8-1), this did not phase the team as they bounced back with a solid win over Manitoba (4-3), booking them a spot in thesemi final!
The top four teams advancing to the semi finals, oddly enough, all finished with a 7-2 record heading in.Everyone knew that it was going to be a tight battle to the finish for all four teams!
In that semi final game, Team Saskatchewan came out firing on all cylinders, as the team jumped out scoring three straight single ends followed up by a nice steal of three to go up 6-0 heading into the break! Manitoba did bounce back nicely scoring a three of their own, but Team Sask sealed the deal with another score of three, making the final 9-3!
Team Sask would now gear up for that gold medal game, where they would face off with the team from Ontario. And again Team Sask got off to an amazing start in this one, scoring their deuce in the opening end! They never looked back either as they scored in the next four straight ends (two of them scores of three), and took the final score of 11-1! Congratulations to Team Syrota, as they secured a second straight gold medal for Saskatchewan!
Team Wilson Capture Bronze Medal
Team Saskatchewan in Jim Wilson, Colin Coben, Dale Kohlenberg, & Darryl Eddingfield put together another strong showing for the province at this years Masters Men’s Championship!
The men, just as the girls demonstrated, provided another strong start to the week long championship, finishing tied atop of their pool with a 5-1 record securing them a spot into the championship pool. Team Sask rattled off an impressive seven straight games before losing to Manitoba (5-4) improving their record to 8-2 before semi finals got underway.
Once championship weekend rolled around, Team Sask found themselves a tough matchup in the semi final against former Brier & World champion out of Northern Ontario in Al Hackner. Northern Ontario got out to an early lead against Team Sask, opening up this one with a big score of three holding on to a 4-1 lead heading into the break. Team Sask scored a crucial deuce in the 6th end to bring this one to 5-3. But it was Northern Ontario scoring their single in seven, and taking the game by a final score of 6-3.
Team Sask would now play for bronze Sunday afternoon, and what a game it was. A back and forth contest with the team out of Prince Edward Island, where this one needed an extra end. Itwas Team Sask, using that last stone advantage, scoring the single point they needed in the 9th end securing them that third place finish!This would be thethird podium finish in four straight years for Team Saskatchewan at this event! Congratulations to Team Wilson on a fantastic week!