UPEI curling team off to CIS nationals


March 15, 2015, Charlottetown (ISN) – The UPEI curling team is off to Kamloops, BC, for the 2013 CIS/CCA University Curling Championship which takes place March 20–24 at the Kamloops Curling Club.

The team, consisting of skip Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Emily Gray, and Aleya Quilty, is coached by Paul Smith.

UPEI and Saint Mary’s University had strong showings at the AUS curling championship back in January—UPEI advances to nationals as Atlantic B final winners, while Saint Mary’s advances as A winners. Both teams will represent the Atlantic conference with the hope of earning national medals.

“It’s always a special feeling of pride when teams have the opportunity to complete on the national stage for the UPEI community and the province as a whole,” said UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation, Bill Schurman.

UPEI will take on Thompson Rivers University in their first of seven draws at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 20. National semi-finals will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 pm, with finals on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm (PDT).

Best of luck to our UPEI team. Go Panthers Go!