BC's Summerland Ice Halo Junior Playerspiel
The annual Summerland Junior Curling Bonspiel, sponsored by ice Halo, was held on Saturday, [March 9th, 2019] with 48 curlers participating.
Curlers from Summerland, Penticton, and Kelowna participated. This year's event included four competitive teams and eight younger teams. The $100 prize for top competitive team was won by Kelowna team: Eli Wielgosz, Connor Applegate, Brandon Sedmak and Desmond John.
Gold medals for younger curlers were won by Penticton team: Brad Kuechle, Sam Babkiff, Ryland Sawyer and Liam Ireland and Kelowna team: Zach Wielgosz, Dominic Alves, Noah Wielgosz and Owen Jaeger.
Competitive curlers from Summerland were Caleb Aitcheson, 14; Alexandra Widdis, 12; Jack Osborne, 14; Owen Jaeger, six; Hika McHardy, eight; Kyra Pastulovic; 9, Andres Escudero, 14 and Isabel Pastulovic; 12.
Summerland Junior Curling Club meets Wednesdays after school from mid-October to mid-March and is open to all students.
Ice Halo would like to congratulate all of the participants and their great team spirit. We would like to thank Gary Raymond, Dave Gartrell and all of the volunteers who work so tirelessly to make this event fun, challenging, and rewarding to everyone involved. This year Summeland's Playerspiel continued to grow over previous year's attendances and is looking at future growth for next season as well. Bravo! Well done!
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Encouraging an active sport in our young people is so beneficial to everyone. The Ice Halo Team is proud to be a part of this growing Playerspiel. It is our mandate to encourage concussion awareness and safety within a chosen sport, and to make sure there is a style available for anyone who needs or wants to wear protective headgear in their favourite sport.
Congratulations on another great Playerspiel, Summerland!
~ Barbara Armstrong
Ice Halo Ltd.