Local rinks shut out at high school curling regionals

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While Vanier’s mixed curling earned the right to compete at provincials as hosts, a number of other local rinks set out to join them this weekend at regionals.

Despite a strong performance, Peacock’s mixed team came up a game short of earning a trip to the SHSAA mixed provincials which will be in Moose Jaw on

Mar. 1-2.

The Peacock mixed rink of Carson Ackerman, Karlee Fessler, Derek Tremblay and Amanda Bartel lost the A-B final 6-2 to Frontier in the decisive game at the Region A championship in Maple Creek.

With nothing on the line and an injury to one of its players, Vanier’s mixed rink of Stacey Light, Jonathon Wells, Kaitlin Corbin and Devon Schweiger opted not to take part in the regional tournament.

Peacock grabbed an early lead against Frontier, but gave up a steal of three in the fourth end that they weren’t able to recover from.

Peacock advanced to the final after beating Swift Current 9-2 in the B event.

Peacock opened the spiel with an 8-5 loss to Frontier who went on to win the A event. Peacock beat Regina Campbell 9-4 to advance to the B final against Swift Current.

Central’s boys team of James Barkway, Matt Barre, Josh Blandford and Brett Prokopchuk failed to advance to provincials from the boys regional tournament in Fox Valley.

Central opened with a tough 7-5 loss to Swift Current. Central led 5-3 heading into the seventh end. Swift Current took one with the hammer and then stole three in the eighth to win.

Central beat Maple Creek 7-2 in the B event and then lost 9-1 to Swift Current.

Lucas Richards’s Assiniboia boys rink also qualified beating Swift Current 6-2 in the A final. They both advance to provincials which will be held in Assiniboia.

In the girls regionals in Maple Creek, the host teams were two strong as Maple Creek 1 and 2 both qualified for the provincials in Carrot River.

Peacock’s rink of Shaelyn Sterling, Emily Farago, Brittany Johnson and Laura Duncan opened with a great 8-6 win over Swift Current as Peacock stole three in the final end to win.

From there they lost 8-7 to Maple Creek 1. In that game Maple Creek scored three in the final end, but a measurement was needed to see if their final shot was going to be the decisive point.

Peacock beat Regina Campbell 9-0 in the B side and then lost 8-6 to Assiniboia’s Kaylen Erskine. Maple Creek 1 beat Assiniboia 5-4 in the B final.

Geographic location: Maple Creek, Swift Current, Moose Jaw Assiniboia.In

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