Ontario was well represented at the U18 National Championships in Sherwood Park, Alberta, April 2-7. Teams Croisier (Northern Ontario), Deschenes (Ontario), and Niepage (Ontario) all made their way to the playoffs, and will all travel home after winning medals.
Team Niepage earned their way into the boy’s semi-finals, where they took on team Manitoba. After going up 3-2 after three ends, they stole 9 points to make the final 12-2. In the final they took on B.C., and emerged victorious in a 6-5 final. Congratulations to the 2019 Canadian U18 Gold medalists representing the Coldwater & District Curling Club, team Niepage!
On the girl’s side, teams Croisier and Deschenes both won their way into the semi-finals, where they matched up with teams New Brunswick and B.C. respectively. Croisier took down New Brunswick by a 7-4 score, and Deschenes beat B.C. by a 6-2 score, setting up an all Ontario final. The final saw the Northern Ontario squad emerge victorious by a 6-2 score. Congratulations to the 2019 Canadian U18 Gold medalists representing the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club, team Croisier! Congratulations to the silver medalists representing the Manotick Curling Club, team Deschenes!