Team wins title after coming together for the first time on the weekend
Kaitlin Corbin’s rink began the weekend having never played together.
© Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie
The rink of Brayden Johnson, left, Brittney Johnson, Amber Montgomery and Kaitlin Corbin pose after winning the high school division title at the CHAB Youth Bonspiel at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre Sunday.
They finished the weekend by winning the CHAB Youth Spiel high school championship.
Corbin and her rink of Amber Montgomery, Brittney Johnson and Brayden Johnson beat Weyburn’s Tyson Verbeem 7-6 to win the final Sunday at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.
“For being put together on Thursday, we did amazing. It was a fun weekend,” said Corbin.
With the members of her regular rink unable to take part in the spiel, Corbin was able to put together a new rink right before the weekend to take part in the annual Youth Spiel.
“We threw together a new team — two kids from Vanier, two from Peacock — we’ve never played together before,” she said.
“It was a relaxed game, we weren’t very worried about what happened. We wanted to win and we made some shots and we won.”
Corbin scored three in the third end against Verbeem in a back-and-forth game. She had the hammer in the final end and drew to the four foot with backing with her final shot to score one and earn the win.
Corbin beat Emeri Palmier from Maple Creek in the semifinal.
Her regular rink — which features Karlee Fessler, Sarah Hoag and Renee Michaud — will be taking part in the junior women’s provincial championship from Dec. 27-31 in North Battleford.
In the elementary division final Cruz Grabarczyk from Regina beat Alexandra Jeannot from Grand Coulee 10-1 in the final.
Grabarczyk beat Moose Jaw’s David Gray in the semifinal.