Curling – Juvenile rinks at provincials

MacKay, Harper skip teams

A pair of Trail rinks will hit the sheets in Lake Cowichan today for the B.C. boys and girls’ juvenile curling championships.

Both provincial titles will be up for grabs over the weekend at the Cowichan Rocks curling club.

Eight teams, divided into two pools, will play round robin games with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the playoff round.

The Meagan MacKay rink will make its second consecutive appearance at the juvenile provincials, which doubled as the B.C. Winter Games, last year.

Meagan MacKay will skip her entry which includes Kelly MacKay, Katelyn Horning and Emily Balfour. Terry Bublitz and Brittany Palmer coach the team.

The MacKay rink opens against the Gabrielle Plonka rink from Coquitlam.

Meanwhile, the Kelvin Harper rink will make its first visit to the juvenile provincials.

He’ll skip a crew that includes Justin Umpherville, Harlen Young, Donavan Mudie and Jonathan Mock. John Harper coaches the team.

They begin play today against the Mitchell Styba rink from Langley, which won a silver medal at last year’s B.C. Winter Games in Terrace.

The B.C. championships wrap up on Sunday.