Cold Lake wins curling title

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Andrew Mallard, left, and Simon Duguay prepare to sweep a rock delivered by Adam MacAloney.
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Jeff Gaye

Cold Lake won the Prairie Region curling championship in Edmonton last week.

“It went really well for us,” said CWO Rob Brassington, who threw lead rocks for Cold Lake. “Our team has been practicing together all year, and that makes a huge difference.

“A skip needs to know each player’s strengths, and what kind of game they’re suited to,” he said.

Cold Lake skip Cpl Adam MacAloney tried to keep the front of the house clean, but CWO Brassington said “if it got messy we were able to go to our draw game and come out on top.”

The 4 Wing squad went through the round robin undefeated to nail the first-place position in the Page-format playoff. They lost the first playoff game to Edmonton, and had to play a semifinal against Winnipeg to earn a rematch with Edmonton in the tournament final.

Cold Lake won the final game 7-6.

Cpl MacAloney, Capt Simon Duguay, Cpl Andrew Mallard and CWO Brassington brought home the gold medals. Cpl MacAloney was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.