McLean, MacFadyen rinks win provincial under-18 curling championships

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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Jenny McLean and Alex MacFadyen rinks from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside are the O’Connor Glass provincial under-18 curling champions.

The Jenny McLean and Alex MacFadyen rinks from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside won the O’Connor Glass provincial under-18 curling championships in Charlottetown on Sunday.

MacLean counted five points in the first end en route to a 9-1 win over Cornwall’s Meghan Ching rink in the girls’ final.

The MacFadyen rink completed the Silver Fox sweep, with a 9-2 win over Tyler Smith and his Montague team, taking a triple in the fifth and a steal of four in the sixth to bring the boys’ championship game to an early end.

In Sunday morning’s semifinals, Ching edged Kaleigh MacKay and her combined Crapaud/Montague team 6-5 in Sunday morning’s semifinal, and MacFadyen shaded Leslie Noye and his rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton 5-4.

Other members of the McLean rink are Lauren MacFadyen, Ava Whitney-Coulter and Emily Vaniderstine, with coach Don Vickerson.

Rounding out the runner-up Ching foursome are Rachel O’Connor, Lauren Lenentine, and Breanne Burgoyne, with coach Pat Quilty.

Completing the MacFadyen winning team are James Dalton, Matthew MacDonald and Parker MacFadyen, with coach Dave MacFadyen.

The other members of the runner-up Smith team are Brooks Roche and Dylan and Ryan Lowery, with coaches Tammy Dewar and Kevin Smith.

The MacFadyen and McLean rinks will advance to the Atlantic under-18 curling championships at the Gage Curling Club in Oromocto, N.B., from April 4 to 6.


Noye and McLean were presented with sportsmanship awards following the championship games.

Roger Gavin, coach of the Noye rink, was the recipient of the coaching award.

Organizations: Silver Fox, Western Community Curling Club, Gage Curling Club

Geographic location: Cornwall, Atlantic, Oromocto

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