B.C.’s junior curling teams have soared to the top of their tables at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario.
In women’s Pool B, B.C.’s Sarah Daniels (Royal City Curling Club) finished an unbeaten preliminary round with an 8-4 win over Ontario’s Courtney Auld (3-3; Thornhill).
In men’s Pool B, B.C.’s Tyler Tardi (Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club) also finished on top at 6-0.
The results mean Team Daniels, with third Marika Van Osch, Second Dezaray Hawes and lead Megan Daniels, will head into the championship pool. The four-game partial round robin will run from today through Friday, with their earlier records carried forward.
Similarly, Team Tardi, with third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi and lead Nicholas Meister, is taking part in the championship round.
The first-place teams from the championship rounds will advance directly to Sunday’s gold-medal games, while the second- and third-place teams will meet in the semifinals on Saturday.
For the junior women, Nova Scotia’s Mary Fay (5-1; Chester) finished second, while Saskatchewan’s Kourtney Fesser (4-2; Saskatoon) was third.
In junior men’s play, Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan (5-1; Copper Cliff), was second. New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud (4-2; Moncton) clinched third with a 10-6 win over Saskatchewan’s Jake Hersikorn (3-3; Saskatoon). askatchewan earned the last Championship Round berth.
The Championship and Seeding Rounds kick off today with two draws — at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (PT).
The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/