Heggestad – Canadian Mixed Curling Champion!

Ontario’s Cory Heggestad, representing the Orillia Curling Club, won the 50th edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship dominating Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall 10-3 in today’s final at the TMR Curling Club in Montreal.

photo by Eve Bélisle

Heggestad and teammates Heather Graham, Greg Balsdon and Amy Mackay stole a single in the first end then grabbed two more points in the 3rd to lead 3-1. MacDougall had to draw full four foot in the 4th end for his single but was light allowing Ontario a steal of two points to lead 5-1 an advantage they would not relinquish. Steals in the 5th and 6th boosted the score to 9-1.  MacDougall scored a deuce in the 7th to make it 9-3. Heggestad clinched the title with a single in the 8th and the game was over at 10-3. MacDougall was supported by Christina Black, Kris Granchelli and Jane Snyder representing the CFB Halifax Curling Club. This is the third mixed championship for the province of Ontario. Dave Van Dine of Ottawa (1986) and John Epping of Oakville (2006) are now joined by Cory Heggestad. The 2014 and 51st edition of the Canadian mixed will be held in Ottawa at the Rideau Curling Club next November as the club hosts its 125th anniversary.