- Updated: November 29, 2014
Ontario’s Kerry Lackie and her team from the Westmount Golf & Curling Club in Waterloo, and Saskatchewan’s Kory Kohuch of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon take home the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship champions after two exciting finals at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, N.S., on Saturday morning.
Tied 3-3 after the break, Team Ontario – Lackie, Lisa McLean, Halyna Tepylo and Cynthia Roth – took control with a deuce in five and a steal in the sixth. Lackie forced PEI’s Tammi Cudmore (with Julie Scales, Jane DiCarlo and Annie Chouinard) to take one in the seventh and led 6-4 heading into the final end. A missed tick shot attempt by Ontario gave PEI a chance early in the eighth to steal for the tie, but Ontario kept the pressure on, using precision hitting to run the Charlottetown Curling Club team out of rocks for the 6-4 championship victory.
Saskatchewan’s Kory Kohuch and his team of Mark Adams, Wes Lang and David Schmirler from the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon started strong with three consecutive steals, but Ontario fired back, scoring three in the fifth to even the score. Ontario – Michael Hull, Matt Mills, Luke Johnson and Lucas Parafianowicz of the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston – was held to a single in the seventh, giving hammer back to Saskatchewan for the final end with the teams tied 4-4. Ontario’s steal chances got tougher when second Luke Johnson’s guard attempt picked, and Saskatchewan kept the pressure on with lots of rocks in play.
With the clock ticking down, Ontario’s Hull needed to freeze to the counting Saskatchewan stone on the four foot and came up just short, giving the team from Saskatoon the 5-4 win – and the championship.
For full boxscores of the championship finals and all games throughout the competition, visit the scoreboard on Curling.ca.