Saturday, January 25, 2014

Curling: Fay Team Receive Bronze, Excited About Future

One win away from a national final and a third place finish are enough to make Mary Fay and her curling team happy with their week in Liverpool. The Chester rink fell to British Columbia in the girl's semi-final 8-4 in 11 ends on Saturday, putting the finishing touches on their competition at the M and M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships. The 15 year-old Fay says it was a great experience and should help the team grow.

The team includes Karlee Burgess, Jennifer Smith and Janique LeBlanc. Their coach is Andrew Atherton. Fay's team went 8-3 in their first trip to this national championship, not bad considering the oldest person on the club is 16 years-old in an under-21 event. Fay says she's proud of the team's results.

Alberta won the national title, 7-6 over B.C. while Nova Scotia received bronze medals during the awards ceremony. There will be no rest for the Fay club though. They will be back on the ice Friday at the Bridgewater Curling Club along with nine other South Shore teams for the provincial under-18 championships.