Alberta’s mixed curling duo of Evan Crough and Kaylee Raniseth will etch their names in the history books as the first ever athletes to win a mixed curling title at the Canada Winter Games.
“This feels so good. It is so exciting,” said the 20-year-old Crough.
The Alberta duo won a thriller at the Montague Curling Club on Saturday night, stealing a point in the final end to edge Ontario 6-5.
“We really have fun playing together and we know how to help each other when situations come down on us and it just works,” said Raniseth, a 19-year-old from Delburne.
Crough and Raniseth have been rock solid since arriving in Prince Edward Island for mixed curling’s Canada Winter Games debut.
“Ever since the first time we were on the ice it has been instant chemistry. It has been really good,” added Crough, who hails from Calgary. “We haven’t skipped a beat and we know how to pick each other up. It has been a blast the entire time.”
That chemistry was on full display standing on top of the nation with gold medals around their necks.
Quebec won the bronze medal game 12-6 over British Columbia.
A big congrats as well to the games youngest competitor...– 10-year-old figure skater, Lia Cho.
The Red Deer, skater won the silver medal this week after celebrating a personal best score.
“It feels like a miracle to me. I had a big dream when I was six to compete in these Games and I’m now competing in it so I’m really happy. I love skating, competing and hanging out with friends and some of the pin trading here.”
“In my opinion, I love to jump and that is one of my strengths as well as my flexibility.”
“In the last Canada Winter Games I was a flower girl. Watching all of those amazing figure skaters made me want to go into competitive skating even more.”
and finally congrats to Brody Andrie, of Red Deer, who lost his final bout in the 57kg class to Quebec’s Jeremy Drapeau.