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Alberta women, Manitoba men take junior curling championships

02/02/2015 05:21 EST | Updated 04/04/2015 05:59 EDT
After ten days of great competition, the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Corner Brook have come to an end.

Alberta took the top prize in the women's division, while on the men's side, Team Manitoba won the gold.

Women's champs

The women's team from Alberta headed into the tournament as the defending champions from last year.

Three of the four players from last year were too old to be juniors. However, the new team found the same success.

Skip Kelsey Rocque said it wasn't an easy win.

"I think this whole year we've kind of had a little bit of a target on our backs," she said.

"As a team we take it one rock and one game at a time, and try to ignore the pressure and just pretend like we are playing eight rocks and no other teams."

Men's champs

On the men's side Team Manitoba won for the second straight year.

Skip Braden Calvet's team won on the second last rock.  

"I think we played more our game there, and we never let them jump off too much ahead of us," he said.

"We had full control I think throughout the game and the guys just played so well, on both sides."

Both of the winning teams will now head to Estonia for the World Championships at the end of the month.
 

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