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Dick Henderson and the Late Bill Charlebois named OUA Curling Coaches of the Year

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The Lakehead curling team competed at the OUA Championships this past weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.

The women’s team finished second in their pool going 5-2 in the round robin but lost in the bronze medal game to Brock 6-5. The men’s team finished the round robin 2-5 but did not move on the playoff round.

Thunderwolves Lead Erin Tomalty was named a First Team All-Star while Vice Kendra Lemieux made the Second Team. Dick Henderson was named Women’s coach of the year while the Late Bill Charlebois was named Men’s Coach of the Year.

The Brock Badgers men’s team and Laurier Golden Hawks women’s team were crowned the OUA Curling Champions.

The six medalling teams will advance to the national championships. The U Sports national curling championships are being hosted by the University of Alberta in March at the Leduc Recreation Centre. U of A will also be hosting the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship and 2018 CCAA Curling Canada Championship.

A full list of award winners follows:

Women’s First Team All-Stars

  • Skip: Krysta Burns (Laurentian Voyageurs)
  • Lead: Erin Tomalty (Lakehead Thunderwolves)
  • Second: Calli Barclay (Queen’s Gaels)
  • Vice: Riley Sandham (Laurier Golden Hawks)

Women’s Second Team All-Stars

  • Skip: Mary Fay (Queen’s Gaels)
  • Lead: Miller Miller (Toronto Varsity Blues)
  • Second: Audrey Wallbank (Ryerson Rams)
  • Vice: Kendra Lemieux (Lakehead Thunderwolves)

Men’s First Team All-Stars

  • Skip: John Willsey (Waterloo Warriors)
  • Lead: Brendan Acord (Carleton Ravens)
  • Second: Decebal Michaud (Queen’s Gaels)
  • Vice: Jamie Waters (Vice)

Men’s Second Team All-Stars

  • Skip: Ryan Thompson Brown (Western Mustangs)
  • Lead: Owen Purdy (Queen’s Gaels)
  • Second: Johnathan U (Ryerson Rams)
  • Vice: Parker Konschuh (Western Mustangs)

Women’s Coach of the Year

  • Dick Henderson (Lakehead Thunderwolves)

Men’s Coach of the Year

  • The late Bill Charlebois (Lakehead Thunderwolves)

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