The St. John’s rink of (from left) Mackenzie Glynn, Katie Follett, Sarah Chaytor and Camille Burt will be competing in its second straight Canadian junior women’s championship.
The Newfoundland and Labrador junior men’s curling team of (from left) Nathan King, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Daniel Bruce and Greg Blyde will truly be representing the province at the junior nationals in Prince Albert, Sask., later this week. The rink is based out of St. John’s, which is Blyde’s hometown, but the other three are from Newfoundland’s west coast and are attending Memorial University.
St. John’s-based rinks representing province in Prince Albert beginning Saturday
A pair of teams from the Re/Max Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) will represent the province in the New Holland Canadian junior men’s and women’s curling championships which open Saturday in Prince Albert, Sask.
The men’s team is skipped by Greg Blyde and includes vice skip Daniel Bruce, Ryan McNeil Lamswood and Nathan King. Dennis Bruce is the coach.
McNeil Lamswood is from Stephenville, while King and Bruce is from Corner Brook
Mackenzie Glynn is skipping the women’s foursome, which also includes Katie Follett, Sarah Chaytor, Camille Burt and coach Dave Trickett.
The winners will represent Canada in the world junior championship Feb. 16-23 in Liverpool, N.S.
Bruce skipped last year’s provincial men’s team to a 4-6 record at the junior nationals in Shawinigan, Que. In 2017, Blyde skipped the provincial entry which went 6-4 in Victoria, B.C.
Each member of the Glynn team curled at the women’s junior nationals last year in Shawinigan, going 5-5.
The Glynn team is just coming off a 1-4 showing at the Scotties Tournament of Heart provincial women’s championship last weekend in St. John’s.
Both rinks are curling Saturday, with the men taking on Alberta, while the women are slated to play P.E.I.
The men’s and women’s semifinals go next Saturday, Jan. 26, with the final set for Sunday.