Last year’s World Senior silver medalists wasted no time punching their ticket back to the World Senior Curling Championships as Team Cochrane claimed the gold medal at the Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships.
And this time, they’ll be gunning for redemption gold on the world stage.
The Cochrane rink, consisting of Ken Sullivan, Morgan Currie, Ian MacAulay and Bryan Cochrane of the Russell Curling Club, entered the event with high expectations and finished the Championship pool in 2nd place with an 8-2 record. In the page playoff 2vs3 match, Ontario took down Quebec 5-4 in a tight match where Ontario relied heavily on scoreboard management and hammer control to earn the win.
The Russell Curling Club foursome kept their momentum rolling in to the final where they never lost control of the match being up one with the hammer in the 8th. Ontario then took an additional two to conclude the match with a 5-2 victory.
On the women’s side, Team Madonia were strong through the Championship pool with an 8-2 record before falling in the 2vs3 page playoff match to the eventual gold medalists from Saskatchewan. The Thornhill Club squad of Jane Hooper-Perroud, Christine Loube, Karri-Lee Grant and Colleen Madonia rebounded nicely in the bronze medal match defeating BC 9-3 to earn their hardware.
Congratulations to both teams for some incredibly strong representation of Ontario curling on the national stage.