OLDS, ALTA. - The NAIT Ooks Curling team captured three medals at the ACAC Curling Championships this past weekend in Olds.
The mixed team claimed gold as they defeated the Lakeland Rustlers 7-3 after going -1 in round robin play. The men fell to the Concordia Thunder 5-2 to claim a silver medal. The women would take home bronze as they defeated the Red Deer College Queens 8-7 in extra ends.
The men's and women's teams will now head to the CCAA/Curling Canada National Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick March 15-19.
At the ACAC All-Conference awards banquet Friday night, the men's team (Trygg Jensen, Jonah Tobinski, John Ritchie and Brett Winfield) was named as the entire ACAC Men's All-Conference Team. While Ryan Saville was named to the mixed team.
Day 1 Results:
Men: 2-0 - W 8-4 vs. Lakeland, W 9-3 vs. RDC
Women: 0-2 - L 8-5 vs. RDC, L 7-1 vs. UAA
Mixed: 1-1 - L 7-1 vs. UAA, W 7-5 vs. UAA
Day 2 Results:
Men: 2-0 - W 6-2 vs. Concordia, W 7-6 vs. Concordia
Women: 0-2 - L 7-6 vs. MacEwan, L 7-1 vs. RDC
Mixed: 2-0 - W 7-6 vs. UAA, W 6-5 vs. UAA
Day 3 Results
Men: L 5-2 vs. Concordia - Silver
Women: W 8-7 vs. RDC - Bronze
Mixed: W 7-3 vs. Lakeland - Gold