Mountaineers split Humber curling tourney

MohawkMohawk curlers finished 2-2 at the Humber Invitational held at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke on Friday (Jan 10). Both the men’s and women’s rinks split their results.

In the men’s opener, the Mountaineers beat host Humber 6-4.

Mohawk was in control for most of the game and scored three in the fifth end to pull ahead and set the pace for the remainder of the game. In the last end, with Humber sitting two with last rock, Mountaineers’ skip Logan James made a great shot to bump a Mohawk rock to the button for the win.

The women’s team, skipped by Kendall Haymes needed eight ends to defeat Humber 8-4.

The news was not as good for the second games.

The men lost 5-3 to the Fanshawe Falcons. It was another game which came down to the last rock; Fanshawe drew to the button to clinch it.

The Mohawk women bowed 6-2 to Fasnshawe.

Members of the men’s rink included Skip Logan James, Third James Freeman, Second Cody Strong and Lead Evan Taylor. The spare was Jared Zuliani. The men’s coach is Betty Wackley.

The women’s team, skipped by Kendall Haymes, had to make some adjustments. Second Becky Wendel was ill and she became the Spare. The original Spare, Elise Doyle, took over at Lead, moving Allison Vail to Second. Nikki Steep was the Vice. The women are coached by Matt Kimber.

The next action for Mohawk curlers will be Feb. 1 in Fergus.

The men’s and women’s teams will be joined by the mixed foursome, with Skip Wes Steen, Vice Jenny Vittie, Second James Maslen and Lead Elise Doyle.

Mohawk is preparing for the OCAA Championships to be played February 13-16 at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie.