Mohawk women take two in opening curling draws


Much different results were recorded by Mohawk rinks in the second draw at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling Championships in Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday night (March 19).

The Mountaineer women, skipped by Kendall Haymes, improved to 2-0, with an 8-7 win over Red Deer College of Alberta. Mohawk’s Ontario silver medalists needed to steal a single point in the 10th end to pick up the victory.

Mohawk Vice Avery Thomas helps to the women to a 8-7 win over Red Deer.  (Photo: CCAA/Sault Sports)

Mohawk Vice Avery Thomas helps to the women to a 8-7 win over Red Deer. (Photo: CCAA/Sault Sports)

However, the host Sault Cougars stole three in the fourth end and scored six in the sixth end en route to a 13-4 decision over the Mohawk men. James Freeman’s team is now 1-1.

The two teams got off to good starts at the championship bonspiel. Haymes foursome downed MacEwan University of Edmonton, 8-5. The Mountaineers, down 2-1 after three ends, stole three in the fourth and scored three more in the eighth.

Freeman’s rink topped conference rival Humber 6-4. The Mountaineers scored two in the third end and stole singles in the fifth and eighth ends.

Play resumes Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Mountaineer women will meet Sault College, while the men play Fleming College of Peterborough.