Revised - Two Yukon teams are competing in the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships in Ottawa this week. The championships run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
The men’s team is skipped by Dustin Mikkelsen, with Brandon Hagen third, James Steeves second, and Ray Mikkelsen throwing lead rocks.
Team Yukon (Mikkelsen) got off to a rocky start with a 10-1 loss to Team Saskatchewan (Grindheim) on Monday. The Mikkelsen rink scored one in the first end, but it was all Team Grindheim after that, as they scored in five consecutive ends. Team Mikkelsen conceded after six ends.
The men bounced back in their second game against Team Nunavut Tuesday morning. After falling behind 1-0 in the first end, they came back with one in the second and two in the third. The big end occurred in the sixth, with Team
Mikkelsen scoring four. Nunavut came back with two in the seventh to make it closer, but it wasn’t enough, as the Yukon team took the game 7-4 in seven ends. They dropped their next game Tuesday afternoon to unbeaten Ontario
(4-0) by a 6-3 score.
The Yukon men sit in 5th place in the Pool A standings, tied with 4th-place P.E.I., also at 1-2.
The women’s team is skipped by Laura Eby, with Lorna Spenner, third, Tamar Vandenberghe, second and Laura Williamson at lead rounding out the foursome.
Team Yukon (Eby) were off to a great start at the event. On Monday against Team Quebec (Plouffe), they were down by one after the first end, scored three in the second end, gave up three in each of the third and fifth ends, but
bounced back with a huge four in the sixth end to take a 8-7 lead. They cruised to the finish with one each in the final two ends, taking an eight-end victory 10-7.
Team Yukon (Eby) then took on Team B.C Tuesday morning. After each team scored one (Yukon in the first, B.C. in the second), Team Yukon edged ahead with one in the third end. B.C. came back with two in the fourth to take a 3-2
lead, but Team Eby scored a single in each of the next four rounds to take the game 6-3.
However, they lost to Nova Scotia 8-4 on Tuesday and 5-4 to New Brunswick this morning.
The Yukon ladies foursome sits in third in Pool B standings with a 2-2 record.