Four Saskatchewan Award Winners at Canadian U18 Boys & Girls Curling Championships
Team SK U18 Boys Award Winners
The Team Saskatchewan Boys had another successful run at their second national event, coming home with a fourth place finish. After the boys finished with an overall pool play record of 6-2, found themselves in the semi-final game against Team Nova Scotia. A fantastic back and forth battle between both teams resulted in a one point difference with advantage Nova Scotia heading into the 8th and final end. Nova Scotia, with hammer, scored the single point they needed to secure the 5-3 win. This then dropped SK down to the bronze medal game, where it would be the second time in as many days where they would face off with Team British Columbia. And once again both teams came out firing leading to a tie game at four a piece heading into the final end. Where it was British Columbia scoring the deuce and claiming the bronze medal 6-4!
Congratulations on a great week TeamSaskatchewan!!
Trevor Johnson (above) named to 1st Team All Star at the third position – Photo Courtesy Curling Canada
Dean Kleiter (left) received the Boys Coaching Award & his son Rylan (right) named to 1st Team All Star at the skip position – Photo Courtesy Curling Canada
Before the semi final games got underway, the Curling Canada Awards were presented to all the teams. Rylan Kleiter and Trevor Johnson both claimed the 1st Team All Star Awards for their designated positions, while Dean Kleiter received the Boys Coaching Award that went out to the coach that best demonstrates passion for the game, sportsmanship, and is an ambassador for the game. Great job team!
Team SK U18 Women’s Award Winner
Team Erickson representing Saskatchewan at this years event, had a wonderful run putting together close games against the best teams from around the country.Team Saskatchewan finished with an overall record of 3-5, seeing them sit in third place within the seeding pool.
The girls finished on a high note lateFriday afternoon, as they faced off against Team Northwest Territories & Team British Columbia. In the game against Northewest Territories, the team got off to a quick lead scoring a huge six point score in the first end, and not looking back recording three straight steals, taking this one by a score of 12-1.
Photo Courtesy Curling Canada
Sarah Hoag (above), Fair Play Award Recipient – Photo Courtesy Curling Canada
They kept the momentum rolling in the very next draw against British Columbia, where they lead this game 6-1 heading into the fourth end break. A nice steal of two out of the gate in the second half, as well as a score of five in the 7th end, sealed the 13-3 victory! An overall great week for Team Saskatchewan at the very first U18 Canadian Championship!
Big congratulations to Team Saskatchewan member, third, Sarah Hoag. Sarah received the Fair Play Award for this years event, which is chosen by the officials who attended the event! Job well done Sarah!