CURLSASK Junior Men’s & Women’s Provincial Championships ~ Saskatoon, SK
24 of the top Junior Men’s & Women’s teams in Saskatchewan will head to Saskatoon and hit the ice at the Sutherland Curling Club in the 2018-2019 CURLSASK Junior Men’s & Women’s Provincial Championships. Draw #1 is slated for Thursday, December 27 @ 3:30 p.m.
A unique playdown season for all teams this year with their eyes not only on that green jacket, but the winner will have the pleasure to represent Saskatchewan on home soil at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Prince Albert, SK!
CURLSASK received news earlier this month that the Junior Women’s team from the Yukon will not be able to field a team at the national championship, and that Saskatchewan, being the host province, will receive an extra berth. This berth will be awarded to the finalist at this years provincial event.
Defending Junior Men’s Champions Team Rylan Kleiter will be amongst the 12-team Junior Men’s field (Photo/Curling Canada).
Team Ashley Thevenot posing after their 2018 Sun Life Junior Challenge victory in Brandon, Manitoba (Photo/Sun Life Challenge).
Deep Field on Both Men’s & Women’s Side
You could say this may be one of the deepest fields in a few years heading into this years championship, with many familiar but new up and coming faces on the Junior scene.
On the men’s side, 2-time defending champions will be back at it for another run in their home club at the Sutherland. Looking to get in their way are last years semi-finalists Team Brayden Stewart and teammate Jared Latos, as they just recently qualified with their men’s team into the 2019 SaskTel Men’s Tankard. Rounding out the men’s field will be 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Champions Team Daymond Bernath along with 2016 U-18 International Champion Mitchell Dales with his third Sam Wills, who was the 2017 Provincial Mixed Doubles Champion.
On the women’s side, Sara England, currently skipping the 2017 U18 Provincial Champions Rachel Erickson & Sarah Hoag, is among one of two defending women’s champions back again this year. As Rayann Zerr will join the Krystal Englot rink at lead. Other names looking to make some noise are the Ashley Thevenot rink out of Saskatoon, who has had a remarkable year to date qualifying out of the first Q-Spiel, winning the Sask Women’s Curling Tour spiel at the Regina Callie, and claiming the Sun Life Financial Junior Challenge in Brandon, Manitoba! Other teams to look out for are the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Champions Madison Kleiter of Saskatoon, as well as the 2018 U18 Canadian Silver Medalists Skylar Ackerman of Moose Jaw!
For all scores/results throughout the weekend, please click here.
Junior Men’s Teams
Team Rylan Kleiter ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Kleiter qualified in the A-Event out of the first Q-Spiel and are your defending champions. The boys also made two finals appearances on the Sask Men’s Curling Tour this season.
Team Tyler Camm ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Third Gavin Steckler & Second Caid Brossart were last years provincial finalists. Team Camm qualified out of the B-Event in Q-Spiel #1.
Team Brayden Stewart ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Brayden (Skip) & Jared (Third) have qualified with their men’s team into the 2019 SaskTel Tankard. Looking to carry momentum with junior teammates as they qualified out of the C-Event in Q-Spiel #1.
Team Mitchell Dales ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Mitchell was the 2016 Optimist International U18 Champion, and teamed up this year with 2017 Mixed Doubles Provincial Champion Sam Wills. The boys qualified with the final spot out of Q-Spiel #1.
Team Daymond Bernath ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Team Bernath are your 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Champions and recently came off a second place finish at the Canada Winter Games Provincial Trials.
Team Brett Redekkopp ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Brothers Brett & Garrett teamed up with Ethan Kish & Garrison Fox this season in junior play. Garrett skipped his U18 rink last season to a provincial silver medal.
Team Josh Bryden ~ Regina Callie
Josh and his team out of the Callie qualified out of the B-Event at Q-Spiel #2. They are one of two Regina teams competing in the men’s division.
Team Logan Ede ~ Regina Highland
Logan & his team out of Regina competed at the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games, and were also within the Canada Winter Games Training Program this season. They qualified with the final spot out of Q-Spiel #2.
Team Tanner Kinaschuk ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Tanner & Reese Kinaschuk teamed up with Evan Schmidt & Andrew Mitchell this season. They grabbed the first spot out of the A-Event in the final Q-Spiel up at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club.
Team Brandon Zuravloff ~ Yorkton Curling Club
Brandon & Lane Zuravloff along with teammates Jonathan Nagy & Cordell Struble will make their first junior provincial appearance, and the first one out of the Yorkton Curling Club in the past few years.
Team Landon Field ~ Weyburn Curling Club
Team Field defeated U18 Provincial Champion Team Jayden Bindig in the C-Qualifer out of Q-Spiel #3. Landon and team also competed in the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games last season.
Team Cody Sutherland ~ North Battleford Twin Rivers Curling Club
Cody and team received the final berth into this years provincial. Cody is the two-time defending U18 Open Provincial Champion, and his men’s team was also one of the teams competing in last years Saskatchewan Winter Games.
Junior Women’s Teams
Team Ashley Thevenot ~ Saskatoon Sutherland
Thevenot and team picked up the first spot into provincials through Q-Spiel #1. The team also captured a Sask Women’s Curling Tour title along with the Sun Life Junior Challenge!
Team Cassidy Regush ~ Regina Highland Curling Club
Team Regush qualified out of the B-Event in Q-Spiel #1. Regush and team also competed on the Sask Women’s Curling Tour this season, with 2017 U18 Champion Kelly Kay joining the team at second.
Team Madison Kleiter ~ Saskatoon Sutherland Curling Club
Team Kleiter were your 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Champions last season, and were another Junior team competing on the Sask Women’s Curling Tour this year. They just recently finished second at the Canada Winter Games Provincial Trials.
Team Rachel Erickson ~ Regina Callie Curling Club
Third Rachel & second Sarah were Saskatchewan’s U18 Champions two years ago, and picked up last years junior provincial champion skip Sara England to join them throwing the skip rocks. Missing during their Q-Spiel #1 qualification was lead Jade Goebel.
Team Emily Haupstein ~ Weyburn Curling Club
Team Haupstein have competed together for the past number of years now on both the U18, Junior & Women’s circuits! They qualified into provincials with the first spot in Q-Spiel #2.
Team Kyla Thies ~ Regina Callie Curling Club
Kyla and team grabbed the second spot out of Q-Spiel #2 at their home club at the Regina Callie, stringing together 3 straight victories in the B-Event.
Team Krystal Englot ~ Regina Callie Curling Club
A bit of a different look in front of Krystal this season, as she welcomed two members of Team Saskatchewan at last years Canadian Juniors, Renee Michaud & Rayann Zerr. Along with 2017 Mixed Doubles Provincial Champion Mackenzie Schwartz.
Team Samantha Fowler ~ Saskatoon Sutherland Curling Club
Team Fowler are headed back to the provincial championship this season qualifying out of the C-Event in Q-Spiel #2. They welcomed a new lead in Kayla Kish to join their team this year.
Team Skylar Ackerman ~ Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre
Claiming the first spot out of Q-Spiel #3, Team Ackerman, last years U18 Canadian Silver Medalists, will be returning with the same lineup heading into this years provincial. They will also be representing Saskatchewan at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February!
Team Savanna Taylor ~ Saskatoon Sutherland Curling Club
Team Taylor are a fairly young team just making their way into the junior ranks, and will be their first time competing at a junior provincial. They qualified out of the B-Event in Q-Spiel #3.
Team Brooklyn Fahl ~ Shellbrook
The ladies from Shellbrook claimed the bronze medal at last years Saskatchewan Winter Games, and will be the first time competing at a junior provincial. They grabbed one of two C-Event berths in Q-Spiel #3.
Team Elliott Martens ~ Moosomin Curling Club
Another young ladies team looking to hit the junior ranks in stride is Team Martens. They grabbed the final spot in Q-Spiel #3 up in Prince Albert.