The medal rounds are set for the 2019 CCAA Curling Canada Championships. The MacEwan Griffins and Douglas Royals will battle for the women’s championship while the Concordia Thunder and Humber Hawks face off for the men’s gold.
Women's Championship Semi-Finals
ACAC rivals, the Augustana Vikings and MacEwen Griffins put on a show in their semi-final game. The
Vikings led 3-0 early but the Griffins came back to even the match. The Vikings took the lead again, scoring three in the eight to lead 7-5. However, the Griffins scored two in the ninth and stole one in the 10th for an 8-7 victory and a trip to the championship game.
Douglas had to face the defending CCAA Champion Fanshawe Falcons in the semis, and the Royals were up to the challenge. Douglas put on an impressive offensive display, scoring in all but two ends on route to an 11-2 victory over the 2019 OCAA Champions. Sarah Loken and Kayla MacMillan curled 88% and 79% respectively for Douglas while Erin White curled 78% for the Falcons.
Fanshawe will face Augustana for the women’s championship bronze medals.
Men's Championship Semi-Finals
The men’s semi-final matches were conference affairs as the OCAA’s Fanshawe Falcons and Humber Hawks faced off on one rink while the ACAC’s Concordia Thunder and NAIT Ooks battled on another.
Fanshawe took an early 3-1 lead but Humber chipped away at it, scoring single points in the fourth and fifth ends and two in the sixth to move in front for the first time. Fanshawe equalized the match in the seventh but Humber regained the lead in the eighth end. The Falcons drew even again in the ninth, but the Hawks finished things off in the 10th in a tremendously exciting game. Humber curled 80% as a team with Brad Lumley (85%), Matthew Garner (83%) and Sean Armstrong (80%) each having strong games.
Concordia and NAIT knew each other well and the game remained tied 2-2 through six ends. The Thunder scored two crucial points in the seventh end but the Ooks got one right back in the eighth. With the hammer in the ninth, Concordia secured two points before shaking hands with the Ooks in the tenth to win 6-3. Both teams curled well with the Thunder at 84% as a team and NAIT at 82%. Braden Pelech (89%) and Cody Holowaychuk (83%) led the Thunder while Jonah Tobinski curled 93% and Brett Winfield curled 84% for NAIT.
Fanshawe and NAIT will compete for the men’s championship bronze medals.
Final Round Robin Standings
|Women's Teams||Record||Men's Teams||Record|
|MacEwan Griffins||6-1||Fanshawe Falcons||6-1|
|Fanshawe Falcons||5-2||Concordia Thunder||6-1|
|Douglas Royals||4-3||NAIT Ooks||5-2|
|Augustana Vikings||4-3||Humber Hawks||4-3|
|Humber Hawks||4-3||Lakeland Rustlers||4-3|
|NAIT Ooks||4-3||Sault Cougars||2-5|
|Holland Hurricanes||1-6||Olds Broncos||1-6|
|Fleming Knights||0-6||Confederation Thunderhawks||0-7|