Curling Canada Hit, Draw & Tap Championship Presented by CURLSASK Hit the Ice in Whitewood

2nd Annual HDT Provincial Shootout – Whitewood, SK

The 2nd Annual Curling Canada Hit, Draw & Tap Provincial Shooutout presented by CURLSASK took place Sunday afternoon in between the semi-final & final games at the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Curling Championship, which was held Whitewood, Saskatchewan!

All youth (272) participants 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 curlers pose with CURLSASK High Performance Director & Brier Champion Pat Simmons in the Mosaic Sponsor Lounge.

Olympic champion Russ Howard giving pointers to Shaunavon’s Emerson Davies.

All HDT participants posing with the trophy after the shootout concluded.

Curlers From Across Saskatchewan Compete

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

Ages (6-8)
1st Place ~ Kostyn Haywood (Whitewood)
2nd Place ~ Emma Marsch (Estevan)
3rd Place ~ Monroe Joyea (Whitewood)
4th Place ~ Quinn Clark (Regina)
5th Place ~ Bailee Sutherland (Churchbridge)
6th Place ~ Mya Hamilton (Wawota)
7th Place ~ Addison Hamilton (Whitewood)

Ages (9-10)
1st Place ~ Tyler Merkel (Whitewood)
2nd Place ~ Brock Dorrance (Wawota)
3rd Place ~ Tanner Neyedly (Esterhazy)
4th Place ~ Emerson Davies (Shaunavon)

Ages (11-13)
1st Place ~ Cole Hilderman (Saskatoon Sutherland)
2nd Place ~ Ethan Laskowski (Saskatoon Granite)
3rd Place ~ Tanner Park (Regina Callie)
4th Place ~ Kenneth Bartlam (Whitewood)
5th Place – Claudia Lacell (Regina Highland)
6th Place – Renee Wood (Saskatoon Granite)

*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 from head ice maker Jayson Braaten on how arena ice is made.
  2. Pizza Party in Upstairs Lounge.
  3. CURLSASK Hoodies & Scarfs given to 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!