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Hafeli of Kamloops earns silver in junior curling event in Vernon

Team Rempel of Kelowna bested Hafeli 7-5 in the tournament final to claim gold
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Natalie Hafeli (from left), Eryn Czirfusz, Hannah O’Neil, Jorja Kopytko and Holly Hafeli, along with coach Monica Makar.

Team Hafeli of Kamloops placed second in the Rick Cotter Memorial Cashspiel, a B.C. Junior Curling Tour event that wrapped up on Sunday in Vernon.

Team Rempel of Kelowna bested Hafeli 7-5 in the tournament final to claim gold.

The Hafeli rink includes Natalie Hafeli, Eryn Czirfusz, Hannah O’Neil, Jorja Kopytko and Holly Hafeli, along with coach Monica Makar.

Both finalists will be in action in the U21 Special Worlds Qualifier, which will get underway on Thursday at Kamloops Curling Club.

Team Kopytko of Kamloops will be in action on the men’s side. The team includes Mitchell Kopytko, Calder Fadden, Coburn Fadden and Cooper Fadden.

Zander Landygo of Kamloops will toil for Team Deng.

There is no charge for spectators to attend the Special Worlds Qualifier.

Winners will represent B.C. in the national championships, which will run from Nov. 22 to Nov. 27 in Saskatoon.

Hafeli earned its first junior tour victory earlier this month in Maple Ridge.