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Lenentine helps Canada win gold at world curling championship

Team Canada won gold Saturday at the women’s world junior curling championship in Russia. From left are coach Sheldon Zacharias, alternate Rachel Erickson, lead/vice-skip Lauren Lenentine, second Emily Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess and skip Mackenzie Zacharias. World Curling Federation/Richard Gray
Team Canada won gold Saturday at the women’s world junior curling championship in Russia. From left are coach Sheldon Zacharias, alternate Rachel Erickson, lead/vice-skip Lauren Lenentine, second Emily Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess and skip Mackenzie Zacharias. World Curling Federation/Richard Gray - Contributed
NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. —

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine is a world champion curler again.

Team Canada defeated Korea 7-5 in Saturday’s gold-medal game at the world junior curling championship in Russia.

Truro’s Karlee Burgess, right, raises her broom to skip Mackenzie Zacharias, not pictured,  after Canada defeated Russia 9-8 to advance to the championship game at the world junior curling championships in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Friday. From left are lead Lauren Lenentine and second  Emily Zacharias.  RICHARD GRAY
Truro’s Karlee Burgess, right, raises her broom to skip Mackenzie Zacharias, not pictured, after Canada defeated Russia 9-8 to advance to the championship game at the world junior curling championships in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Friday. From left are lead Lauren Lenentine and second Emily Zacharias. RICHARD GRAY

Lenentine is the vice-skip, who threw lead rocks, for the Mackenzie Zacharias-skipped squad from Manitoba. The team also includes third Karlee Burgess of Nova Scotia, second Emily Zacharias and alternate Rachel Erickson.

Korea, undefeated before Saturday’s finale, scored three in the third to take a 3-1 lead and stole one in the fourth.

Canada scored a deuce in the fifth and stole one in the sixth to tie the game 4-4. The teams traded singles the next two ends before Canada scored a pair in the ninth.
Lenentine, 19, is a student at the University of Manitoba. She was the alternate with the Nova Scotia-based Team Canada that won gold at the 2018 worlds in Scotland. Burgess played second on the Kaitlyn Jones squad.

Burgess made history Saturday as the first Canadian to win three world junior women’s championships. She also won in 2016 playing with Mary Fay. That places her just behind Scotland's Eve Muirhead, who won four times, and ties her with Scotland’s Vicki Adams.

Suzanne (Gaudet) Birt's rink represented Prince Edward Island at the world juniors twice, winning gold in 2001 and bronze in 2002. Robyn MacPhee, Kelly Higgins and coach Paul Power were part of both teams while Stefanie Richard played in 2001 and Carol Webb in 2002.

Bill Jenkins was the first skip to lead an Island team to the world juniors. His men's team of John Scales, Sandy Stewart and Alan Mayhew went to the 1977 championship.

Brett Gallant skipped the Island to the 2009 world junior men's competition. His rink included Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Jamie Danbrook and coach Peter Gallant.

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