What a season!
Before everyone puts away their curling gear I want to quickly re-cap the year! First of all, a big thank you to our sponsor, McNally Construction, for once again supporting our league. Everything that we bring in goes back to the players so the more support the better!
Brier Challenge 2.0
This is our second time running the event and we increased our entries from 56 to 92! Next year we will be running this for the Olympic Trials so make sure to start your research now! So without further ado, your Challenge champions are:
1st Place – Pam Irvine
2nd Place – Dave Dean
3rd Place – Team Laurin
We ran our annual Team Hot Shots competition again this year and with 25 entries, was the largest event so far. Based on the final overall standings, we award one winner from A and B Flyte, and two winners from C Flyte.
Congratulations to our winning teams:
McMaster University (B Flyte – 39 pts – 6th Overall)
Team Hipple (C Flyte – 43 pts – 5th Overall)
Team Henricks (C Flyte – 47 pts – 3rd Overall)
Team K. Blonski (A Flyte – 51 pts – 1st Overall)
Congratulations to Russ Gray for earning the prize of “Best Curling at Dundas Valley” as he had the highest individual score of all participants with 24 out of 30 points.
Two real dominating teams this regular season: Linda Blonski and Craig Maslin’s teams. Tied for 2nd and 4th most wins in league history with 18 and 17, and tied for 2nd in longest winning streak at 11. The Maslin team was particularly ruthless, setting the league record for highest average points per game at 8.55; almost a full point ahead of the previous leader.
Club Champions and Travelers Club Championship Representatives
Congratulations to our Club Champions this season: Kris Blonski, Russ Gray, Peter Kastrau, and Pete Child. Another congratulations go to our third place team, Team Coe – Candace Coe, Lori Eddy, Kristi Ahokas, and Roxane Dunmore: Both teams will represent our club at the Travelers Club Championship in October this year. Great job everyone!
FINALLY, great job to all the teams that made the finals this year but there can only be one winner in each flyte! So congratulations to the following teams for winning the playoffs:
A Flyte Playoffs: Team Coe
B Flyte Playoffs: Team Schellenberg
C Flyte Playoffs: Team Henricks
D Flyte Playoffs: Team Vollick
D Flyte Playoffs: Team Klein
Final Season Thank Yous!
I want to thank Craig for his fantastic ice throughout the year – without a doubt we have some of the best ice in Southern Ontario and we’re all lucky to have someone so dedicated to the club.
As usual I’ll be making some tweaks to the league and the website over the summer, and I’ll see all of you again at the Open House in September!
Thanks Everyone for another fantastic season here at Dundas Valley!