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GAME FACE – Team Horte second Kelly Mahoney shoots out of the hack at the 2015 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships last week. Photos courtesy of AMANDA RUMBOLDT

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BRING IT HOME, JOE – Brayden Klassen, third for Joe Wallingham’s Yukon men’s rink, calls the line during action at junior nationals in Corner Brook, Nfld., last week.

Yukon rinks wrap up play with 3-6 records

The territory’s top junior curling rinks finished with identical 3-6 records at nationals last week.

By Whitehorse Star on February 3, 2015

The territory’s top junior curling rinks finished with identical 3-6 records at nationals last week.

After failing to get past Prince Edward Island in a championship round tiebreaker Tuesday, Joe Wallingham and company finished with three seeding games.

Wallingham loss back-to-back games Wednesday, 9-8 to Newfoundland and 8-6 to Nova Scotia before capping his tournament with a big win Thursday.

His Yukon men’s rink pounded Nunavut 7-3, scoring four in the third to go ahead early.

Meanwhile, Bailey Horte and her Yukon women’s rink rounded out their tournament with a 9-7 victory over Newfoundland Wednesday, and a 7-5 loss to P.E.I. Friday.

The Yukon curlers paired off with rivals for a fun mixed doubles event over the weekend.

Manitoba’s Braden Calvert and Alberta’s Kelsey Rocque each defended their 2014 titles with gold-medal wins.

NOTES: Youth curlers age 19 and under are invited to register for the Doug Johnson U19 Scholarspiel slated for March 7 and 8 at the Whitehorse Curling Club. Email executivedirector@yukoncurling.ca to register.

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