After the event was postponed from its original date, CurlManitoba hosted the ASHAM U18 Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships this past weekend. The 23 team competition (13 Men’s, 10 Women’s) took place from April 7-10 at the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg. Two U18 Men’s and two U18 Women’s teams earned the right to represent Manitoba at the upcoming 2022 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships May 1-7, 2022 in Oakville, Ontario.
The Men’s field featured 13 teams split up into two pools, and at the conclusion of the round robin there were four teams who shared the same record (4-1). Team Jordon McDonald and team Carter Marshall advanced to the 1v1 Page Playoff game by virtue of their head-to-head records, while team Ryan Ostrowsky and team Ronan Peterson faced each other in the 3v4 Page Playoff game.
Team McDonald defeated team Marshall in the 1v1 game to advance directly to the Provincial Championship Final, while team Ostrowsky defeated both team Peterson and team Marshall on their way to the final game. In the final, team McDonald scored 2 points in the third end before stealing 4 points in the fourth end to take a commanding 6-0 lead at the halfway point. Team Ostrowsky got on the board with a single in the fifth end before giving up another score of 2 points and conceding the match 8-1 after six ends of play.
Team Jordon McDonald (Jace Freeman, Elias Huminicki, Cam Olafson, Coach Blaine Malo) will now represent Manitoba at the National Championship, while team Ryan Ostrowsky (Jack Steski, Luke Robins, Logan Strand, Coach Carlene Strand) will compete as team Manitoba 2.
The Women’s field consisted of 10 teams competing in two pools of five. After the round robin was complete, team Terrick and team Wahl remained undefeated (4-0) and advanced to the 1v1 Page Playoff game while team Beaudry squared off against team Ogg in the 3v4 Page Playoff game. Team Terrick was victorious in the 1v1 game earning a spot in the Provincial Final, while team Beaudry defeated team Ogg in the 3v4 game.
Tied up coming home in the Semi-Final, Team Beaudry had the hammer and did not have to throw their last rock as team Wahl’s draw attempt came up light, advancing team Beaudry to the Championship game. Once again, tied up coming home with hammer, skip Grace Beaudry’s runback double takeout attempt was off the mark giving team Terrick a steal of 2 and a 5-3 victory. Team Zoey Terrick (Cassidy Dundas, Tessa Terrick, Madison Sagert, Coach Craig Terrick) will now represent Manitoba at the National Championship, while team Grace Beaudry (Arianne Courcelles, Jensen Letham, Chelsea Swaile, Coach Guy Beaudry) will compete as team Manitoba 2.