Defending champions pick up opening draw wins

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In Under 16 P.E.I. provincial curling ch’ships

ALBERTON -- The defending champion Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox and the Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall picked up where they left off last year, winning their opening draw games of the O’Connor Glass Curl P.E.I. provincial Under 16 curling championships on Thursday.

The opening girls draw was played at Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary while the boys got their competition started at Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. The rest of the schedule for the five boys teams and eight girls teams entered will be played in Alberton. The boys are playing a round-robin with the top three teams advancing to the playoffs. The girls are playing a triple knock-out format with a Page play-off.

MacFadyen got his defence of last year’s championship started with gusto defeating Silver Fox clubmate Alex Gallant 10-0 in a game that lasted only six ends. In the only other boys game, Donald DeWolfe from Cornwall defeated the Devin Schut Cornwall/Charlottetown foursome 11-4 in seven ends. Owen Collier and his Montague team had the opening bye. He will play DeWolfe Friday at 10 a.m.

Lenentine, who switched positions with last year’s winning skip, Rachel O’Connor, had a closer game, defeating the Karlie Lewis rink from Alberton 7-4 in seven ends. Other girls scores: Katie Worth, Cornwall 10, Breanna Rayner, Maple Leaf 6; Kaleigh MacKay, Crapaud/Montague 10, Kristie Rogers, Cornwall 0 (six ends) and Lauren Moerike, Charlottetown 8, Maddison Moore, Silver Fox 2 (five ends).

Friday’s draws in Alberton are at 0 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Organizations: Silver Fox, Maple Leaf Curling Club, Western Community Curling Club

Geographic location: ALBERTON, Charlottetown, O’Leary Maple Leaf

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