Two big youth curling championships later this month

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Community First Curling Centre is proud to be hosting two big youth curling championships in Sault Ste. Marie the last week of February.

NOSSA High School Curling Championships – February 23 & 24, 2016

Eight boys and eight girls high school teams from from Sault Ste. Marie, North Shore, Sudbury and Nipissing will compete in this event. The top team in each division will advance to the OFSAA Curling Championship being held in North Bay on March 7-10.

Two boys teams will represent Sault Ste. Marie. They are the city championship team from St. Mary’s with Skip Nick Lemieux, Vice Jacob Reid, Second Andrew Berg, and Lead Taylor Longo and Superior Heights with Skip Michael Masters, Vice James Mesich, Second Nathan Erkkila and Lead Devin Moore.

​Two girls teams will represent Sault Ste. Marie. They are the city championship team from Superior Heights with Skip Emma McLean, Vice Erin McLean, Second Catherine Mesich and Lead Madeline Coutu and Korah skipped by Alicia Simbirski with Vice Anik Graves, Second Kasia Dubreuil and Lead Winter Jordan.

Teams will compete in a modified double knock-out tournament bracket. Both the championship finals and consolation finals will be played at 12:00 on Wednesday, February 24th.

2016 Tim Horton’s NOCA Bantam Boys & Girls Provincial Curling Championships Feb 25-28, 2016

Eight bantam boys and eight bantam girls teams, aged 17 and under, from across the Northern Ontario Curling Association will compete in this provincial championship. Teams qualified through a series of regional play-downs through January and early February.

Two local teams will represent the Community First Curling Centre. Team Lemieux will compete in the Bantam Boys’ division. Team members include Skip Nick Lemieux, Vice Jacob Reid, Second Andrew Berg, Lead Graeme Hollingsworth, and Coach Dan Lemieux.

Team Smith will compete in the Bantam Girls’ division. Team members include Skip Jamie Smith, Vice Breanna Hamilton, Second Kendra Carriere, Lead Erin McLean, and Coach Bryna Patman.

Teams will play in a round-robin competition. The first place teams in each of the boys and girls divisions will move directly to the finals while the second and third place teams will play-off in a semi-final match at 9:00 am on Sunday, February 28. The winners will advance to the finals to play to be played on Sunday at 1:30.

A schedule is attached. Live scores will be available on http://curlnoca.ca/scoreboard/#!/​ and results will be emailed after each draw. Follow us on Twitter @BantamProvs16 or on Facebook “NOCA Bantam Provs 2016”.

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