Calhoun, Hafeli of Kamloops Curling Club punch tickets to junior provincials

Two female Kamloops Curling Club teams have qualified to compete at the B.C. Junior Curling Championships, which will run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2 in Victoria.

Team Calhoun, which includes skip Maeve Calhoun, third Neave Calhoun, second Kate Hancock and lead Kaitlyn Garrett, along with coach Nicky Hancock, posted a 2-0 record on the weekend at a regional qualifying event in Oliver.

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Team Hafeli, which includes skip Holly Hafeli, third Hannah O'Neil, second Jorja Kopytko and lead Natalie Hafeli, along with coach Monica Makar, lost its first draw in Oliver, but rebounded with two straight victories to qualify for provincials.

Meanwhile, Team Colwell, a Vernon/Kamloops/Grand Forks rink, has qualified on the junior boys' side.

Skip Erik Colwell, third Mitchell Kopytko, second Ben Morin and lead Logan Miron, along with coaches Dale Hofer and Chad Kopytko, will compete in Victoria.

The provincial champion on the girls' side and the top two boys' teams at the B.C. championship will earn the right to compete at the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, which will run from Jan. 18 to Jan. 26 in Langley.

Nunavut withdrew its boys' berth at provincials and it was awarded to B.C.

Skip Holly Hafeli, third Hannah O' Neill, second Jorja Kopytko, lead Natalie Hafeli and coach Monica Makar will travel to Victoria for the B.C. Junior Curling Championships.
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