RIVERSIDE – The Huntley Curling Club’s (HCC) competitive U15 women’s team, Team LIKE, are starting off 2020 just like they closed 2019 – by winning.
Team LIKE was in the Riverside area yesterday (Jan. 5) winning the Ladies Curling Association (LCA) Bantam (U15) Bonspiel held at the RA Centre. The team won a Pembroke area bonspiel in early December giving them two championships in two tries.
It was a two-game day and Team LIKE swept, winning their first game 7-4 and their second game 9-0.
Unlike in Pembroke, Team LIKE had their full squad of five members and every player was able to get in a game.
Katrina Frlan, Lauren Norman and Isabella McLean played both games. Erika Wainwright played the first game, and Samantha Wall played the second.
Conspicuously absent from the photo is a trophy.
“The LCA did not have the trophy available on Sunday, so when they have it ready for us, they will deliver it to the Huntley Curling Club,” dad Adam McLean told West Carleton Online today (Jan. 6).
Next week Team LIKE will be working on the corporate side of competitive curling – fundraising. The team will be hosting a fundraiser Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Boston Pizza (135 Roland Michener Dr.).
The President’s Challenge
In other HCC news, the club will be hosting the inaugural The President’s Challenge Bonspiel on Feb. 8 and 9.
It’s a battle between four Ottawa Valley curling clubs featuring four divisions and eight teams from each club. Aside from West Carleton’s only curling club, Richmond, Carleton Place and Almonte’s curling clubs will also be participating.
There will be two senior mixed teams, two mixed teams, two men’s teams and two ladies’ teams with points awarded in each division with a club champion to be named at the end of the President’s Challenge.
The HCC is also looking for some new volunteers to kick off the New Year.
“Happy New Year everyone,” the HCC released in a statement Jan. 2. “We hope everyone had a great holiday and is ready to come back and help out at the club.”
The club is looking for help to take down Christmas decorations following the festive season.
People are required from 9 a.m. until noon (approx.) on Jan. 11. You can sign up for this opportunity at: https://registration.huntleycurling.ca/events/119.
The club is also looking for help for its Kick Ass Bonspiel.
“This bonspiel will take place on Jan. 25,” the HCC said. “It is a bonspiel for curlers from Huntley as well as other clubs with less than three full years’ curling experience. We need four individuals.”
The HCC is also looking for volunteers for the annual Mad Hatter Bonspiel taking place Saturday, March 7.
The club needs the following volunteers:
Friday, March 6 – 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. – three individuals to do Soup Preparation. To sign up for this volunteer duty, go to: https://registration.huntleycurling.ca/events/116
Saturday, March 7 – three volunteers to work from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to prepare lunch, serve lunch and clean up. To sign up for this volunteer duty, go to: https://registration.huntleycurling.ca/events/117
Saturday, March 7 – three volunteers to work from 3:30 until 7 p.m. to set up the lounge, serve dinner and clean up. To sign up for this volunteer duty go to: https://registration.huntleycurling.ca/events/118