Jiffy Lube Junior Men’s & Women’s Provincial Championship ~ Regina Callie Curling Club
With it being an Olympic Curling Year, we will get a little taste of provincial curling action before the New Year as the Jiffy Lube Junior Men’s & Women’s Provincial Championship will get underway December 27 at the Regina Callie Curling Club!
The Regina Callie will be no stranger to having its share of Junior teams around the club this season, as they were host to the first Junior Qualification Spiel back in early November!
Team Hannah Anderson (Saskatoon)
Team Shawn Vereschagin (Saskatoon)
Past Champions in the Mix
We will have a mix of past provincial champions who will be amongst the strong field in both the Men’s & Women’s Championships!
On the men’s side, there will be many skips who will hopefully be returning to the playoff picture once again. All four skips who lead their team into the playoffs at the 2017 Jiffy Lube Provincial Championship, will be back once again, some with a few slight changes to their lineups.
While on the women’s side, there are a lot of familiar and new faces to the provincial scene this season! Defending champions in Sara England and Rayann Zerr will be in the mix once again, along with U18 Provincial Champions Rachel Erickson and Sarah Hoag who also added a few new players to their lineups!
Lets take a sneak peak at the teams competing at this years event!
Jiffy Lube Junior Women’s Provincial Teams
Team Zankl ~ Regina Highland
Team Zankl went undefeated in Q-Spiel #1 to grab the first spot into the Provincial Championship. The ladies had a great season on the women’s tour as well, qualifying in the Regina Highland SWCT!
Team Kitz ~ Saskatoon Nutana
Chaelynn (Skip) & Rikki Schick (Third) competed in last years Junior Provincial finishing with a 3-2 record and just shy of making the playoffs.
Team Thevenot ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Thevenot returns with the same lineup as last season, where they finished with a 2-3 record falling just short of the playoffs.
Team Erickson ~ Regina Callie
Rachel Erickson (Skip) & Sarah Hoag (Third) were last years U18 Provincial Champions. And have now added a new front end along with Coach Jamie Schneider, who attended the Brier last year with Team Adam Casey!
Team Haupstein ~ Weyburn
This will be the first junior provincial for Team Haupstein who are a young and upcoming team who will also compete for the Saskatchewan Winter Games.
Team S. Ackerman ~ Moose Jaw
Another up and coming women’s team in Team Ackerman as they will be amongst the Saskatchewan Winter Games field as well come January!
Team England ~ Regina Callie
Sara, Rayann & Coach Susan Lang were part of the Kaitlyn Jones junior championship team last year, picking up two new members in Shelby Brandt and Stasia Wisniewski.
Team Anderson ~ Saskatoon Nutana
Team Anderson competed in last years Junior season, but have now added Jessica Thompson at the lead position. Anderson also competed on the women’s tour this season preparing for the upcoming provincial!
Team Todd ~ Regina Callie
Team Todd qualified out of the C-Event in Q-Spiel #2, and were also successful on the women’s tour qualifying in the Regina Callie spiel!
Team Fowler ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Fowler will be new to the junior provincial scene, but had a great run in the C-Event qualifying in Q-Spiel #2!
Team M. Kleiter ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Kleiter will experience their first Junior Provincial come December, with twin sisters Kya & Kelcee Kennedy playing front end for the team.
Team Beattie ~ Regina Callie
Team Beattie grabbed the final spot into the Junior Provincial as yet another up and coming team who will make a run at the Saskatchewan Winter Games!
Jiffy Lube Junior Men’s Provincial Teams
Team Bindig ~ Wadena
Team Bindig went undefeated en route to capturing the first spot into the Junior Provincial. They will also make a run for the Saskatchewan Winter Games come January 2018!
Team R. Kleiter ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Kleiter are your defending U18 & Junior Champions. They also competed on both the Saskatchewan & World Curling Tour this past season.
Team Williamson ~ Regina Callie
Team Williamson, with a brand new front end, went undefeated in the Junior Q-Spiel #2. Austin (Skip) & Tyson (Third) finished last years Junior Provincial with a 2-3 record, just shy of the playoffs.
Team Stewart ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Brayden (Skip) & Jared (Second) were last years provincial junior finalists, but have now added last years Mixed Doubles Provincial Champion Sam Wills at third.
Team Gervais ~ Kronau
Team Gervais made a slight lineup change this year, moving Brecklin into skip and Wayne down to the second position. They made an addition in Olympic Gold Medalist Marcia Gudereit as their coach.
Team Sutherland ~ Maidstone
Cody (Skip) was last years U18 Open Champion, where he will skip his brand new squad to their first Junior Provincial as a team.
Team Tokarz ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Travis skipped his team to a semi final appearance last year, but now has a brand new team for this years event.
Team Dales ~ Regina Callie
Mitchell (Skip) was the 2016 U18 Optimist International Curling Champion, but has now accompanied last years skip Brandon Myers and his team heading into this season.
Team Behm ~ Moose Jaw
Team Behm will make their first Junior Provincial appearance as a team, qualifying out of the C-Event in Junior Q-Spiel #2.
Team Vereschagin ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Vereschagin returns this season with a similar lineup as last years provincial but have now added lead Sean Altman to their roster.
Team Bernath ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Bernath is a young up and coming team as this will be there first Junior Provincial as a team. You will also see them compete in the Saskatchewan Winter Games playdowns come January 2018!
Team C. Ackerman ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team C. Ackerman’s Carson, Tyler & Andrew qualified for the playoffs at last years Junior Provincial losing out in the quarter finals. Carson was part of the 2015 team who represented Saskatchewan at the Canada Winter Games.