May 26, 2015


Curling

New curling champs celebrate victory

There are new up’n’coming curling champions in Manitoba, as the provincial Canola Junior Championships wrapped on Tuesday afternoon with Team Braden Calvert claiming the men's title and Team Meagan Brezden winning the women’s final.

 Calvert, who curls out of Deer Lodge, soared past defending champion Matt Dunstone, pulling off multiple steals to win the game 6-1. The Calvert rink, which includes third Kyle Kurz, second Lucas Van Den Bosch and lead Brendan Wilson, earned its way to the final after beating St. Vital Curling Club skip Cole Peters in the semifinal.

Team Braden Calvert claimed the men's title at the Canola Junior Provincial Curling Championships at the  Portage Curling Club Tuesday, while Team Meagan Brezden won the women's final.

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Team Braden Calvert claimed the men's title at the Canola Junior Provincial Curling Championships at the Portage Curling Club Tuesday, while Team Meagan Brezden won the women's final. Photo Store

 In the women’s game, Meagan Brezden blazed past Kristy Watling 8-2 to claim the championship. The outcome was guaranteed to produce a new champion, as Watling had earlier knocked defending champion Shannon Birchard out of the playoffs. The Brezden foursome, which is based out of Granite Curling Club, also includes third Abby Ackland, second Danielle Lafleur and lead Nikki Boulet. They had earned a bye to the final after ousting Meagan Grenkow in the first round of the playoffs.

 Now, Calvert and Brezden will prepare their teams to represent Manitoba at the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior championships in Liverpool, N.S. next month.

 

Kristy Watling in a game vs Beth Peterson at the Canola  Junior Provincial Curling Championships at the  Portage Curling Club, Dec. 30 2013.
Matt Dunstone in game vs JT Ryan
Ty Dilello in a game vs Braden Calvert
Matt Dunstone in game vs JT Ryan
Beth Peterson in game vs Kristy Watling
Kristy Watling in a game vs Beth Peterson
Braden Calvert in game vs Ty Dilello
Rachel Burtnyk in game vs Meaghan Brezden
Beth Peterson in game vs Kristy Watling
Rachel Burtnyk in game vs Meaghan Brezden
 Meaghan Brezden in game vs Rachel Burtnyk

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