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National champions

Sea-Hawks curlers finish perfect season with win over U of A

Campus and Community

By Ian Coultas

On the heels of Team Gushue’s 2017 Brier victory comes another Newfoundland and Labrador curling milestone.

The Memorial University Sea-Hawks team of skip Adam Boland, third Stephen Trickett, second Zach Young, lead Evan Kearley and coach Gary Ryan has won the USports Men’s Curling Canada Championship with a victory over the University of Alberta team.

From left are 2017 Canadian curling champions Adam Boland, Stephen Trickett, Zach Young and Evan Kearley.
From left are 2017 Canadian curling champions Adam Boland, Stephen Trickett, Zach Young and Evan Kearley.
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The Sea-Hawks finished their season on March 22 in Thunder Bay, Ont., with a perfect 17-0 record, after winning the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championship last month, with an 8-0 record.

Team Boland followed that with another perfect week, going 9-0 against some of the top university curlers across Canada.

Memorial skip Adam Boland in action.
Memorial skip Adam Boland in action.
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The last time Team Boland lost a match was in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Curling Championship to Team Gushue, the 2017 Tim Horton’s Brier Champions.

This is the third national championship for a Memorial University varsity team, sharing the honour with the 1970 men’s soccer team and the 2010-11 men’s curling team.


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