At the 2019 OJCT Championship Invitational, the Tour took time to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of current and recent graduates of the OJCT for their accomplishments on the national and international stage during the 2018/19 season that was.
Those acknowledged included:
U18 Canada Winter Games
Team Del Conte (Daniel, Nyk, Sam and Vincent) – Silver Medalists
Team Croisier (Bella, Jamie, Piper and Lauren) – Gold Medalists
U18 National Championships
Team Niepage (Dylan, Sam H., Cameron, Trey and Chris) – Gold Medalists
Team Croisier (Bella, Jamie, Piper, Lauren) – Gold Medalists
Team Deschenes (Emily, Emma, Jill, Celeste and Grace) – Silver Medalists
U21 World Championships
Matthew Hall (Team Tardi and past OJCT player rep) – Gold Medalist
U21 National Championships
Team Steep (Sam, Adam, Oliver (OJCT Player rep and Treasurer), Emerson and Alex)
Team Coburn (Thea, Kaelyn, Calissa and Alice)
Team Horgan (Tanner, Jacob, Max and Maxime)
Team Brunton (Kira, Megan, Sara and Kate)
USports National Championships
Laurentian University women (Kira, Megan, Alyssa) – Gold Medalists
Brock University women (Terri, Claire, Marci, Jill & Laura) – Silver Medalists
Carleton University men (Cameron, Mac, Morgan and Brendan) – Gold Medalists
Brock University men (Sam, Nick, Dan, Doug)
Canadian College Athletic Association Championships (CCAA)
Humber men (Matt Garner) – Silver Medalist
Fanshawe men (Charlie (past OJCT player rep), Tyler)
Fanshawe women (Briane, Lauren)
Humber women (Quinn, Brittany)
Ontario U21 Mixed Doubles Championships
Anastasia Richards & Sammy Churchill – Gold Medalists
The Tour also recognized the outstanding achievements of Tour players Emily Deschenes and Lauren Rajala for their selection to represent Canada at the 2020 Youth Olympics.
Finally, with this the first year of the Tour’s relationship between the OJCT and the Marc Kennedy Classic in Alberta, we acknowledge the accomplishments of the Tour’s 2018 U18 Championship Invitational representatives, Team Mooibroek (Sam, Ryan, Matt, Charlie) – Gold Medalists and Team Bernard (Veronica, Claire, Cassie, Kyrsten) – Silver Medalists in the U21 section of the event.
Congratulations to all of the athletes, parents, coaches and sponsors who help to support these outstanding achievement in 2018/19. Truly a year to remember as we continue to acknowledge the important role that the events and the competition that the OJCT provides to developing U21/U18 curling athletes in Ontario for the national and international stage.