Thunder Curling Team Ties for Second at Fall RegionalPosted on: Nov 30, 2015
The Thunder Curling team kicked off their ACAC season with a trip to Red Deer to compete in the Fall Regional play downs. This year's team is a pared-down squad, icing a 'Mixed team' of three women and two men. Fourth year Thunder Curlers Skip Jason Ferster and Second Konnor Wood anchor the team with 3rd year veteran Brooke Gelasco, second year curler Adrienne Maschmeyer and first year Thunder athlete Jessica Panchyshyn alternating between the Lead and Third positions. The Thunder are also under new coaching leadership with ACAC veteran Travis Jones taking over the reins.
The Thunder showed well over the weekend, competing against Mixed teams from five other schools. The Thunder amassed a 3 and 2 record over the course of the two day event and wound up in a three-way, second place finish with teams from Olds College and NAIT. The result means that the Winter Regional will be a closely contested event and will see the Thunder right in the thick of it. That Regional will be hosted by Concordia at the Avonair Curling Club on January 29th to 30th.