The Ursuline Lancers and North Lambton Eagles gained SWOSSAA curling titles Monday.
BLENHEIM – The Ursuline Lancers have already got one medal from a provincial curling championship this season.
They’ll get a shot at one other after successful the SWOSSAA boys’ title Monday on the Golden Acres Curling Membership.
The Lancers – lead Caden Rivard, second John Pumfrey, vice Austin Haddock and skip Alex Jeromel – beat the St. Patrick’s Preventing Irish 9-Three to earn a visit to the OFSAA championship March 20-23 in North Bay.
“We performed actual effectively the entire recreation and simply didn’t actually give them many possibilities to attain in opposition to us,” Jeromel mentioned.
The Lancers gained silver on the Gore Mutual provincial schoolboy championship final month.
“It gave us a little bit of expertise at a provincial stage with the workforce, so it’s most likely going to be fairly useful come OFSAA,” Jeromel mentioned.
He wasn’t fascinated about an OFSAA berth firstly of the season.
“I used to be simply hoping we’d do higher than final yr, actually,” Jeromel mentioned. “Yearly’s sort of been a stepping-stone. We obtained higher and higher every year, and right here we’re.”
Final yr, the Lancers have been LKSSAA semifinalists and completed out of the medals on the Gore schoolboy championship.
Jeromel and Haddock are again from that workforce, whereas Pumfrey and Rivard are newcomers.
“That is our first yr collectively,” Jeromel mentioned. “Me and my vice, Austin, have been curling collectively for ages, however our lead and second, that is our first yr on the workforce collectively. Plenty of success thus far.”
They’re coached by Jim Brackett, Amy Dumoulin-Jeromel and Blake Vince.
“Our coach, Jim, actually helped us out lots,” Jeromel mentioned. “He’s actually skilled, so he mounted guys’ deliveries and made them actually, actually good. That’s sort of why we have been actually constant on a regular basis.”
Ursuline beat Leamington 8-5 and St. Patrick’s downed Windsor Assumption 10-2 within the semifinals to arrange a rematch of the LKSSAA ultimate additionally gained by the Lancers.
The North Lambton Eagles beat the Irish 8-Three within the women’ ultimate. Lead Hailey Clark, second Rachel Scott, vice McKenna McGovern and skip Ashley Scott are the Eagles.
Within the semifinals, North Lambton clipped Kingsville 12-Three and St. Patrick’s beat Belle River 7-4.