Golden performance for Hawks curlers
Published March 12, 2019
The Red Hawks boys' curling team of skip, Dustin McCready-DeBruin, vice, Jacob Dobson, second, Liam Little and newcomer lead Corin Gervais are advancing to OFSAA after winning the COSSA Championship title with a dominating performance in Stirling, Ontario on Monday, March 4.
Just like in the Kawartha Championship, the Haliburton boys were undefeated, and finished COSSA 3-0 in the competition, which included a field of four teams competing in the round-robin format. The boys won the first game against Belleville by a score of 7-3.
Belleville conceded in the eighth end when they ran out of rocks, making the Red Hawks victory inevitable. In game two against Kawartha rivals, Thomas A.Stewart Secondary School from Peterborough, TASS conceded after seven ends with a score of 9-2.
In the final game, the Hawks were ahead 11-3 after six ends when opponents East Northumberland conceded. The Red Hawk boys savoured winning the COSSA championship a little more because three of the four team members were on the team last year, which fell just short of winning the championship by one point in the tie-breaker shootout.
This year there was no need for a tie breaker, as the Red Hawks were the only undefeated team. The team is coached by Hugh Nichol, Russ Duhaime, and Darrell Dobson. The all-provincials, OFSAA will be held March 20-22 in North Bay, Ontario.
/Submitted by Darrell Dobson