In a major coup for Kitimat curling the two top women’s teams winners at last weekend’s bonspiel were both from Kitimat.
What’s even more significant is that the two teams consisted of Kitimat’s youngest players, the Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School team and the Hirsch Creek Club team.
The club hosted the two-day Aluminum City/Snowflake bonspiels which drew teams from across the northwest. The teams made it through to Sunday’s finals in the A and B events where they faced tough competition.
However, it was the discipline, stamina and coaching by Dave Durrant and Jennifer Knott that saw the relatively young teams push through to win the finals.
By winning their event, Knott’s high school team of Kendall Ferguson, Kate Durrant, Gemma Rigoni and Andrea Watt ensured their place at the BC High School Champs which take place in Winfield, B.C., from 3 to 8 March.
Durrant’s team of Ally Feduniak, Grace Feduniak, Camryn Oliveira and Shylean Bogart ensured their place at the U16 curling event at the 2020 BC Winter Games’ which take place in Fort St. John from February 19 to 23.
Durrant said this double win for women’s curling is the best result ever for the coaches.