Husband and wife win respective provincial curling titles in Trail

Karin and Craig Lepine skipped respective rinks to B.C. championships

Karin and Craig Lepine brought home a pair of provincial titles on Saturday. Karin Lepine skipped her Langley rink to the B.C. senior women's title while Craig Lepine skipped his foursome to the B.C. senior men's title. Both will represent the province at the nationals in P.E.I.

Karin and Craig Lepine brought home a pair of provincial titles on Saturday. Karin Lepine skipped her Langley rink to the B.C. senior women's title while Craig Lepine skipped his foursome to the B.C. senior men's title. Both will represent the province at the nationals in P.E.I.

It was hard for one not to watch the other but in the end both Craig and Karin Lepine kept their eyes focused on the task at hand.

Saturday afternoon at the Trail Curling Club the Lepine couple from Langley took home a pair of gold medals from the B.C. senior curling championship.

Karin Lepine kept the Brenda Ridgway rink from Nanaimo in check to score a 9-5 win in the senior women’s final.

Meanwhile, in the adjacent sheet, Craig Lepine broke up a tight defensive battle with three in the ninth en route to a 5-2 win over the Tom Shypitka rink from Cranbrook.

Now the couple will represent B.C. at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Summerside P.E.I. from March 16 to 24.

Once the medals were handed out, the winning couple admitted it was tough not glancing over at their partner’s match.

“I looked over in the ninth and he got three so I must have been lucky,” said Karin Lepine.

“But I was really focused on my game because I knew the Ridgway rink would be tough.”

Craig Lepine said he often catches glimpse of the action on other sheets but admitted he took a little extra glance at his wife’s match.

It’s not the first time the Lepine have won gold medals around their neck.

Craig Lepine was a men’s provincial champion in 1990 and Craig and Karin teamed up to win the B.C. mixed title in 1996, 2000 and 2002.