By Dan Walton
Editors note: In last weeks Pioneer, Team Bartlett was mistakenly profiled on page 13 in the article Local curlers taking on B.C.s best. Invermeres Team Geiger is participating in the 2015 BC Juvenile Curling Championships
After sweeping the competition in the Kootenays, a local foursome of juvenile curlers are in Lake Cowichan to take on the rest of the province.
Invermeres Team Geiger is participating in the 2015 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships, which pits B.C.s top eight Under-17 curling teams against one another.
Jordan Geiger serves as the skip for Team Geiger, Braeden Hessel is the lead, Tyler Powell fills the role of second, and Nathan Evanoff plays third. Joe Evanoff is the teams head coach.
To advance to the 2015 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships, Team Geiger defeated the top juvenile team in the West Kootenays in Grand Forks, allowing them to represent all of the Kootenays at the provincial championships. The tournament began yesterday, Thursday, March 5th, and runs until Sunday, March 8th.
They play very well together as a team, and theyve got excellent communication, Mr. Evanoff said. And this is the first year theyve really played together as a team.
To compete as a juvenile, players must be no older than 16 at the end of the calendar year. Team Geiger wont have as much experience as some of their competition, but through a weekly league, bonspiel play, and regular practices, they manage to keep active on the ice many times each week.
With the length of time theyve curled, getting to the BC Championships is a great accomplishment, said Mr. Evanoff. Results will be available immediately after the finals on Sunday, March 8th.