Mount Elizabeth Wins BC Girls High School Curling Championships; Smithers Places Third in Boys Side

The Mount Elizabeth Secondary School Senior Girls Curling Team has won the provincial championship.

The Kitimat girls (pictured above: Hannah Durrant, Jordyn Zanella, Mackenzie Domreis and Kendall Ferguson,  and their coach Jennifer Knott) captured the title at the High School Curling Championships, which wrapped up Saturday in Smithers.

On the boys side, the Smithers Secondary team (pictured below: Sean Turney, Matthew Steventon, Evan Doyle,  Oliver Kildaw and Spencer Walton, and their coach Laurence Turney) finished third, after losing the tie-breaker to Riverside.  Kelowna Secondary won the title.

Laurence Turney said he was proud of his team, saying "They had to play a tie-breaker with a team out of Vancouver, Riverside, and unfortunately just weren't able to put enough shots on the middle of the pin to make it count, but it was a very close game and very well played for both teams".

He was also very impressed with the Mount Elizabeth girls team, saying "they played amazing over the whole weekend, they outplayed most of the teams -- six games for them, one loss and it was the second time they've won it so they've done really well over the last few years."