Curling Queens pick up win on day one at nationals

Queens from left to right: Sara McMann, Brett Day, Shelby Primrose, Katie Primrose, Ashlyn Wozny (not pictured)
Queens from left to right: Sara McMann, Brett Day, Shelby Primrose, Katie Primrose, Ashlyn Wozny (not pictured)

The four day 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Curling National Championships kicked off in Leduc on Saturday afternoon and the RDC Queens recorded a victory on the first day of competition. 

At 1:00 p.m., the RDC Queens dropped an 8-5 decision to the Niagara Knights but picked up a win later in the evening. In the second draw at 9:00 p.m., the RDC Queens and Camosun Chargers were tied 3-3 after 5 ends but RDC counted 3 in the sixth end to pull ahead 6-3. The Queens outscored the Chargers 5-4 the remainder of the way and picked up an 11-7 victory to even their record 1-1.

In a close opening draw, the Sault Cougars edged the RDC Kings 5-4 then the Concordia Thunder downed the Kings 8-5 in the evening. 

All-Conference selection Andrew Jones and the Kings will look to rebound with a win on Sunday

 

The CCAA championships is part of four 2018 Canadian curling championships, collectively named Curl4Canada. The U SPORTS-Curling Canada University Championships, Canadian Wheelchair Championship and Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship are also being played in Leduc.

Sunday, the RDC Kings will compete against the NAIT Ooks (1-1) and the Red Deer College Queens will face the Holland Hurricanes (1-1) at 9:00 a.m.

2018 CCAA Women's Curling Championship Games Wins Losses
1 Niagara Knights 2 2 0
2 NAIT Ooks 2 2 0
3 MacEwan Griffins 2 1 1
4 Red Deer Queens 2 1 1
5 Fanshawe Falcons 2 1 1
6 Holland Hurricanes 2 1 1
7 Camosun Chargers 2 0 2
8 Fleming Knights 2 0 2
 
 
 
2018 CCAA Men's Curling Championship Games Wins Losses
1 Augustana Vikings 2 2 0
2 Douglas Royals 2 2 0
3 Fanshawe Falcons 2 1 1
4 Concordia Thunder 2 1 1
5 Sault Cougars 2 1 1
6 NAIT Ooks 2 1 1
7 Red Deer Kings 2 0 2
8 Niagara Knights 2 0 2