Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and Alberta Pandas win 2020 USport National Curling Championships

University of Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (Wikimedia Commons)

The University of Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the University of Alberta Pandas won the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Canadian University Curling Championships respectively from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on Sunday. In the men’s championship final, the Golden Hawks defeated the University of Dalhousie Tigers 8-5. In the women’s championship final, the Pandas defeated the University of New Brunswick Reds quite easily by a score of 10-2 in only six ends.

The Golden Hawks were comprised of skip Matthew Hall, third John Willsey, second Jordie Lyon-Hatcher and lead Graham Singer. Wilfrid Laurier is based in Waterloo, Ontario.

The Pandas were comprised of skip Selena Sturmay, third Abby Marks, second Kate Goodhelpsen and lead Paige Papley. The Pandas are based in Edmonton, Alberta. With the wins, the Golden Hawks and Pandas will represent Canada in curling at the 2021 Winter Universiade in Lucerne, Switzerland.

There will also national titles handed out this weekend at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association level in men’s and women’s curling from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. In the men’s final, the Concordia University Thunder in Edmonton defeated the Humber College Hawks 10-9 and in the women’s final, and the Douglas College Royals based in New Westminster, British Columbia, defeated the Humber College Hawks 10-1 after only six ends.

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