It was a GOLDEN start to March break for these four light rock curlers from Liverpool
The Liverpool light rock curlers brought home the gold in mid-March, competing against 18 teams from around the province. From bottom left are Keisha Carver, Morgan Cowie, Brodee Kempton, and Wyatt Jollimore. From back left are Tammy Theriau, and Karen Cowie.
The CFB Halifax curling rink hosted the light rocks bonspiel from Saturday, March 9 to Monday, March 11, with 18 teams from the province competing at the bonspiel. During the weekend there were some sad and happy faces but for all, it was great fun and an excellent source of physical activity.
“At this level, having fun was the goal and as far as our team was concerned the goal had been met,” says Coach Karen.
The Liverpool team played three games on Saturday, two games on Sunday, and two more games on Monday to take home the gold in our division. Last year during the bonspiel in Dartmouth, they took home the bronze. The kids were extremely excited, says Karen. She adds it was a great achievement for the young curlers and an excellent way to end the curling season. It was also a bitter sweet win as this is the last time these four curlers will be playing as a team since two teammates move up to the junior program.
The winning team consisted of lead-Morgan Cowie, second-Wyatt Jollimore, mate-Keisha Carver, and skip-Brodee Kempton. The assistant coach was Tammy Theriau and head coach Karen Cowie.
Karen said a big Thank you was in order for the coaches and junior curlers for the support during the past year, and to assistant Coach Tammy Theriau who helped during extra practice on Tuesday nights.
"We were able to keep the young curlers engaged and they had fun doing it. They have come a long way” says Coach Karen. “We have proven that when we all work together, we can achieve our best”. The extra practice was used for technique, etiquette, fair play, fun, and being more comfortable on the ice.
All four curlers are looking forward to the next year where they will enhance their skills and continue with the benefits this sport has to offer such as inner club play, meeting new curlers, and the fun they have when they are learning new skills. For more information on Liverpool curling please log on to the website www.liverpoolcurlingclub.ca