Curling season closes with three league championships

Mor-Port won its fourth league title in the past five years. Left to right are Kevin Morrison, Pam Morrison, Kirsta Morrison and Wayne Dastou.

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The Slave Lake Curling Club finished off its season recently with a handful of league finals. ‘Mor-Port’ came out on top in the eight-team mixed league on March 13. This marks the fourth time in five years the team has done so. Despite missing stalwart Carolann Porterfield, Skip Kevin Morrison, Pam Morrison, Krista Morrison and cub Wayne Dastou persevered, defeating the Ruecker and Ruecker squad in the final, skipped by Ryan Norman.
In the Ladies’ League it was business as usual for the ‘Accrual World’ squad. This was their third title since 2013. The gals amassed the most points during the season to take top spot out of 12 teams. Bonnie Nash, Joyce Robinson, Frankie Giroux, and Angie Iverson say they all hope to return next year and compete once more for the title.
As for the 16-team Men’s League, ‘Hammertime,’ formerly known as ‘All Fired Up,’ defended its championship title from last year and narrowly bested the upstart ‘Bushmen,’ skipped by Carl McRee. Scott Tradewell, no stranger to curling success, was aided by Rory Nelson, Shawn Hughes and Cory Peter.
Curling rink manager Leard Robertson says a big ‘thank-you’ is due to all the people who helped make for a successful curling season in 2016/17. These include past-president Angie Iverson and former VP Chad Paulson, the Slave Lake Petroleum Association for its continued support and “one last shoulder hug to all of our sponsors, volunteers and others.”

 

Winning their third title since 2013 was Accrual World. Left to right are Bonnie Nash, Joyce Robinson, Frankie Giroux and Angie Iverson.
Pictured left to right are ‘Hammer Time’ members Shawn Hughes, Rory Nelson, Scott Tradewell and Cory Peter.

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