Mohawks rinks stand at 2-2 in curling championships


A win for the men and a loss for the women concluded Mohawk Mountaineers’ day two and draw four at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling Championship in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday afternoon (March 20).

The Mohawk men's rink pulled out a 9-8 victory over Fanshawe at the CCAA Championships on Thursday.  (Photo: CCAA/Sault Sports)

The Mohawk men’s rink pulled out a 9-8 victory over Fanshawe at the CCAA Championships on Thursday. (Photo: CCAA/Sault Sports)

Logan James made the final hit in the 10th end and hung around to give his men’s rink a 9-8 victory over Fanshawe. It was a real see-saw battle as both rinks had ends where they stole three points and the Mountaineers had a four ender in the seventh for a three point lead. But they couldn’t shake the Falcons who tied the game with two points in the eighth end and a steal of one in the ninth. That set the stage for James’ last shot heroics as Mohawk pulled out the win and squared its record at 2-2.

The Mountaineers will play Portage College of Alberta Friday (March 21) at 9:30 a.m.

Kendall Haymes’ Mohawk women’s team lost its second straight game to fall to 2-2. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology scored twice in the second end, then stole single points in five other ends to win going away, 8-3.

The Mountaineer women will go up against Fanshawe in the fifth draw Friday morning at 9:30.

In their earlier games on Thursday, Haymes’ foursome was beaten 7-5 by host Sault College. The Cougars stole two in the eighth end to open a four point lead from which the Mohawk rink could not recover.

The men’s team lost to Fleming College of Peterborough, also by a 7-5 count. Fleming, trailing 2-1, scored three in the fourth end and stole a single in the fifth to turn the game around.