Curlers From Across Saskatchewan Compete in 1st Annual Hit, Draw & Tap Championship at SaskTel Tankard

1st Annual HDT Provincial Shootout ~ Estevan, SK

The 1st Annual CURLSASK Hit, Draw & Tap Provincial Shooutout took place Sunday afternoon in between the semi-final & final games at the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Curling Championship, which was held at Affinity Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan!

All participants (212 youth) competed first at their club level, where they then submitted their scores into the CURLSASK office and into our provincial leaderboard. They then found themselves in the top five from around the province, earning them a spot into the provincial shootout.

HDT medals displayed at Provincial Shootout (Wanda Harron Photography).

2018 Champions Levi Maurer of Grenfell (left), Alexander Forstad of Estevan (center) & Kristen Carlson of Estevan (right) (Wanda Harron Photography).

Jake Hill of Humboldt performing his shot at Affinity Place (Wanda Harron Photography).

Curlers from Across SK Compete

We want to congratulate the below participants for making it to the provincial shootout, and who made the trip down to Estevan to compete:

Ages (8-9)
Alexander Forstad (Estevan) ~ Gold (28 points)
Sienna Desilets (Saskatoon Nutana) ~ Silver (28 points)
Declan Murrary (Tisdale) ~ Bronze (26 points)
Maddy Cey (Saskatoon Nutana) ~ 4th Place (26 points)
Albina Monukalo (Estevan) ~ 5th Place (26 points)
Jake Hill (Humboldt) ~ 6th Place (14 points)

Ages (10-12)
Kaitlyn Zukewich (Estevan) ~ Gold (11 points)
Austin Olson (Tisdale) ~ Silver (10 points)
Kristen Carlson (Estevan) ~ Bronze (6 points)
Rogan Snow (Saskatoon Sutherland) ~ 4th Place (3 points)
Ryder Helmeczi (Grenfell) ~ 5th Place (2 points)
Alena McKennitt (Wawota) ~ 6th Place (0 points)

Ages (13-15)
Levi Maurer (Grenfell) ~ Gold (16 points)
Jazmine Ackerman (Moose Jaw) ~ Silver (10 points)
Haily Neyedly (Esterhazy) ~ Bronze (10 points)
Auburn Thienes (Shaunavon) ~ 4th Place (2 points)
Kali Sorenson (Estevan) ~ 4th Place (2 points)

*All tiebreakers were decided by a draw to the button contest, with some amazing draws that concluded the shootout portion of the event!!

Activites Taken in During the Remainder of the Event:

  1. Tour of behind the scenes ice making from our amazing ice makers Darren Gress & Jayson Braaten (below).
  2. Pizza Party in Upstairs Lounge overlooking the ice surface
  3. Prizes & ASHAM Water Bottles for each participant
  4. Arena Access for the semi-final & final games during Sunday afternoon.

A big thank you to all the participants and families who made the trip, as well as the host committee for allowing our competition to take place in their phenomenal facility!

Ice makers Darren Gress & Jayson Braaten going through some of their technology at their work station on the concourse.

Ice maker Jayson Braaten giving a tour underneath the arena.