Ryan tops previously unbeaten Tardi

Lucas Punkari/Daily Herald Manitoba skip J.T. Ryan prepares to release the rock during a game at the Art Hauser Centre Wednesday night.

After a team meeting Tuesday night following a pair of losses, Manitoba’s J.T. Ryan has gotten back on track in a big way at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors.

Following a 10-3 win over Alberta’s Desmond Young Wednesday evening at the Art Hasuer Centre, the Winnipeg based rink handed two-time defending reigning national champion and world title holder Tyler Tardi his first loss of the week in a 7-4 affair against British Columbia at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club Thursday morning.

“That was by far our best game of the week,” Ryan said. “We were all throwing well, we got a good read on the ice and we were putting the broom in the right spot.

“Hopefully we can continue to trend upwards here and clinch a spot in the playoffs for this weekend.”

The contest was decided early on as Ryan got a three-ender in the second end and stole two more points in the third to build up a 5-0 advantage.

“Things got a bit cluttered out there and we forced them into some tough shots, but they were two pretty different ends,” Ryan said.

“We got a little bit fortunate in one of those ends as Tyler was light on a draw. He’s usually pretty good on those shots.”

Ryan now sits alone in third place in the Championship Pool with a 6-2 record, while Tardi is at 7-1 and tied for first place with Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter, who picked up a 7-6 win over Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan at the Art Hauser Centre.

Meanwhile, Alberta’s Desmond Young prevailed in an 10-9 extra-end affair with Nova Scotia’s Graeme Weagle, which puts both rinks at 4-4 for the week.

In Seeding Pool play, New Brunswick’s Jack Smeltzer got a six-ender in the third end on his way to a 10-6 win over Ontario’s Samuel Steep, while Trygg Jensen’s Yukon rink defeated the Northwest Territories’ Sawer Kaeser by a score of 6-3.

Over in the Women’s Championship Pool, Northern Ontario’s Kira Brunton defeated Saskatchewan’s Sara England in an 8-5 contest, while Laurie St-Georges of Quebec earned a 7-5 decision over Sarah Daniels of British Columbia.

Mackenzie Glynn’s Newfoundland & Labrador rink cruised to a 13-2 win over Nunavut’s Sadie Pinksen in the Seeding Pool and Ontario’s Thea Coburn earned a 9-2 victory over Tyanna Bain of the Northwest Territories.

Standing After Draw 16


Championship Pool

  • British Columbia (Tyler Tardi) – 7-1
  • Saskatchewan (Rylan Kleiter) – 7-1
  • Manitoba (J.T. Ryan) – 6-2
  • Newfoundland & Labrador (Greg Blyde) – 4-3
  • Quebec (Vincent Roberge) – 4-3
  • Alberta (Desmond Young) – 4-4
  • Northern Ontario (Tanner Horgan) – 4-4
  • Nova Scotia (Graeme Weagle) – 4-4

Seeding Pool

  • New Brunswick (Jack Smeltzer) – 5-3
  • Ontario (Samuel Steep) – 4-4
  • Prince Edward Island (Tyler Smith) – 2-5
  • Yukon (Trygg Jensen) – 2-6
  • Northwest Territories (Sawer Kaeser) – 1-7
  • Nunavut (Javen Komaksiutikask) – 0-7


Championship Pool

  • Alberta (Selena Sturmay) – 7-0
  • British Columbia (Sarah Daniels) – 6-2
  • Quebec (Laurie St-Georges) – 6-2
  • Manitoba (Mackenzie Zacharias) – 5-2
  • Northern Ontario (Kira Brunton) – 5-3
  • Saskatchewan (Sara England) – 5-3
  • New Brunswick (Justine Comeau) – 4-3
  • Nova Scotia (Kaitlyn Jones) – 4-3

Seeding Pool

  • Newfoundland & Labrador (Mackenzie Glynn) – 4-4
  • Ontario (Thea Coburn) – 4-4
  • Host Team (Skylar Ackerman) – 1-6
  • Prince Edward Island (Lauren Ferguson) – 1-6
  • Northwest Territories (Tyanna Bain) – 1-7
  • Nunavut (Sadie Pinksen) – 0-8

Draw 17 Schedule – 2 p.m.

Art Hauser Centre

  • Sheet A – Manitoba/Newfoundland & Labrador (Men’s Championship Pool)
  • Sheet B – New Brunswick/Nova Scotia (Women’s Championship Pool)
  • Sheet C – Alberta/Manitoba (Women’s Championship Pool)
  • Sheet D – Prince Edward Island/Nunavut (Men’s Seeding Pool)
  • Sheet E – British Columbia/Quebec (Men’s Championship Pool)

Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club

  • Sheet F – Nova Scotia/Saskatchewan (Men’s Championship Pool)
  • Sheet G – Saskatchewan/British Columbia (Women’s Championship Pool)
  • Sheet H – Prince Edward Island/Host Team (Women’s Seeding Pool)
  • Sheet I – Ontario/Newfoundland & Labrador (Women’s Seeding Pool)