Nailing it in the New year
junior curlers head to Tim Hortons Championships Jan 3
Released by Ellie Lambert, Curl BC/Photo submitted
Chilliwack Curling Club's is being
represented at the championships in Parksville by the foursome of
skip Kirsten Zucchet (L to R), third Cailin Cooke, second Everly
Royea and lead Jasmi Jani.
2015 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships have begun at
Parksville Curling Club on Vancouver Island.
The event sees the best eight Junior
Menís and eight Junior Womenís teams in the province go
head-to-head, climaxing in the finals on January 3 which will be
televised on Sportsnet.
The end-by-end results of all draws can be viewed on
the British Columbia (Curl BC) tab.
Admission to the championships is free. For information about event
Parksville Curling Club website.
"We are very proud to be hosting this event and weíre looking
forward to welcoming some of the best young curlers in BC to
Parksville. It will undoubtedly be an exciting few days of curling
and we hope lots of people will come and enjoy the action, which
they can watch for free," says Jim Hoffman, Chair of the host
On the Junior Womenís side, eight teams are battling for the title,
including several medalists from last yearís event.
Team Daniels, from
Curling Club and
Curling Club, is made up of three gold medalists from the 2014
Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships. Sarah Daniels (skip),
Marika Van Osch (third) and Megan Daniels (lead) will be hoping to
repeat last yearís success alongside their new teammate Dezaray
The 2013 Canadian Junior Champions, the Brown rink from
Kamloops Curling Club, are back and hoping to regain their
title. The team, which is skipped by Corryn Brown with Erin Pincott
at third, Samantha Fisher at second and Sydney Fraser as lead, also
took silver at last yearís BC Junior Championships.
Another team competing in the Junior Womenís event is Team Jensen
which is skipped by 2014 bronze medalist Shawna Jensen. Shawna will
be joined by third Katherine Silversides, second Michaela Douglas,
lead Rebecca Douglas and fifth Sarah McCrady.
Vancouver Islandís Team Coulombe, who represent
Victoria Curling Centre and Juan de Fuca Curling Centre, are
also competing at the Championships. The rink is made up of skip
Mariah Coulombe, third Bailey Tinkler, second Jordan Koster and lead
They are joined by Team Zucchet who represent
Curling Club. The foursome consists of skip Kirsten Zucchet,
third Cailin Cooke, second Everly Royea and lead Jasmi Jani.
Also competing is Team Egan from the
Curling Centre. The team is skipped by Briana Egan, and is
rounded out by third Caitlin Campbell, second Janice Pang, lead
Angelique Miller and fifth Sienna Yang.
Vernon Curling Centre is represented at the event by Team Fisher
which is made up of skip Cierra Fisher, third Sydney Hofer, second
Kylie Tokairin and lead Jaelyn Cotter.
The field is rounded out by Team Connell who travelled 900km from
George to compete. The team consists of skip Alyssa Connell,
third Bailey Eberherr, second Jordan Henson and lead Erin Ross.
On the Junior Menís side, Team Tanaka, who represent
Abbotsford Curling Club, has returned to the Championships. The
team, who came joint fourth last year, are skipped by Cody Tanaka
and rounded out by Kyle Habkirk (third), Travis Cameron (second) and
Donny Mackintosh (lead).
There are two Menís teams from the Island competing in Parksville.
Victoria Curling Centre there is Team Henderson, which is
made up of skip Paul Henderson, third Duncan Silversides, second
Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Jacob Zorn and fifth Tim Henderson.
They are joined by fellow Islanders Team Croteau, who curls at the
Victoria Curling Centre and
Juan de Fuca Curling Centre. Connor Croteau skips the team with
Matt MacDonald playing third, Derek Chandler at second and Scott
Gray at lead.
One of the teamís competing at the Championships for the first time
is Team Carpenter from
Curling Club. The team is made up of skip Brayden Carpenter,
third Tyler Proctor, second Matthew Chan, lead Breyden Chong and
fifth Horace Mak.
They are joined by fellow debutants Team Bartlett. The team, who
play at Grand Forks
Curling Club and
Invermere Curling Club, is made up of skip Zane Bartlett, third
Sam Gaspar, second Logan Powell and lead Jordan Field.
There are two
rinks competing for the Menís title; they are Team Love and Team
Schiman. Team Love consists of skip Thomas Love, third Erik Colwell,
second Brendan Chapple and lead Johnathan Schwartz. Matt Schiman,
who competed at the Championships last year, will return to skip
Team Schiman alongside third Jesse Monette, second Ben Morin, lead
Adam Raber and fifth Brandon Makar.
The final team in the Menís draw will be Team Loeppky of
Prince Rupert Curling Club. The team is skipped by Jonathan
Loeppky, the third is David Bartel, second is Matthew Dann, lead is
Brock Griffin and fifth is Thomas Dann.
The winning Junior Menís and Junior Womenís teams will travel to the
M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Corner
Brook, Newfoundland, from January 24 Ė February 1, 2015.
Visit the Curl BC website to view the TV schedule for 2015 Tim
Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships on
ē See the December 29 draw results
About Curl BC
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development, promotion and organization of curling in British
Columbia. Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system
that declares provincial representation at National events. In
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competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of
adaptive groups. For more information, visit
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