A new banner will grace the walls of the Niagara Falls Curling Club as the 2018 CurlON U18 Mixed Provincial Championships hosted by the Oshawa Curling Club was won by Team Purdy; consisting of Kyrsten Elson, Andrew Bauman, Michaela Robert, Owen Purdy and coach John Sawchuk.
The Purdy rink posted an impressive 4-1 record in the round robin to sit atop of pool A with their only loss coming versus Team Sutherland. The Purdy rink would then defeat the Pearce squad in the semi-finals and win a close 5-3 match against Team Inglis in the finals.
Purdy and Elson are not unfamiliar to this event. They were the 2017 champions with Mychelle Zahab and Dan Sawchuk marking the first back-to-back championship since Jeff Walness’ collective rinks in 2013 & 2014.
Congratulations to all participants. The future of curling in Ontario is strong!
Photos from the event are available in the CurlON Photo Gallery