Team Colwell

The field is now complete for the 2020 BC Junior Curling Championships in Victoria.


An open playdown this weekend (Dec. 7-8) in Kelowna determined the final Junior Women’s berth. Curl BC also awarded two junior men’s teams entries after two teams registered for two spots.


There is now a total of eight junior men’s teams and eight junior women’s teams preparing to travel to Victoria for the 2020 BC Junior Curling Championships. The provincials take place from Dec. 28, 2019, to Jan. 2, 2020. Visit for event information.


It is an exciting year for BC teams because the top junior women’s team and the two top junior men’s teams will represent BC at national championships taking place in Langley. The junior men were recently offered that second berth as a result of Nunavut withdrawing from the competition. The New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships takes place from Jan. 18-26, 2020, at the George Preston Recreation Centre and Langley Curling Club.


The final junior women’s team to book their ticket to Victoria was Team Buchy, who were last year’s U18 champions. The rink with connections to Kimberley, Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs features skip Kaila Buchy, third Jaelyn Cotter, second Katelyn McGillivray, lead Cassidy Schwaerzle, fifth Samantha Mclaren and coach Tom Buchy.


The junior men’s teams headed to the championships are Team Reed from Golden Ears Winter Club/Royal City and Team Marr from Kamloops. The Reed team is skipped by Thomas Reed and features Kazune Eugene Fei, Adam Fenton and Matthew Fenton. The Marr team is skipped by Colorado Marr and features Bryan Yamada, Zander Landygo and Connor Rafferty.

Full team rosters:

Junior Men:


Team Sato, Royal City

Skip: Hayato Sato

Third: Matthew McCrady

Second: Joshua Miki

Lead: Jacob Umbach


Team Ballard, Langley

Skip: Dawson Ballard
Third: Rhett Hildenbrandt
Second: Brandon Reimer
Lead: Sam Husdon
Coach: Craig Lepine


Team Carpenter, Tunnel Town

Skip: Brayden Carpenter
Third: Connor Deane
Second: Mack Ellis
Lead: Troy Cowan
Coach: Greg Deane


Team Tao, Richmond/Vancouver/Port Moody

Skip: Johnson Tao
Third: Toby Mills
Second: Connor Kent
Lead: Michael Nunn
Coach: Vic Shimizu


Team Colwell, Vernon/Kamloops/Grand Forks

Skip: Erik Colwell
Third: Mitchell Kopytko
Second: Ben Morin
Lead: Logan Miron
Coach: Dale Hofer/Chad Kopytko


Team Parkinson, Nanaimo/Parksville/Comox Valley

Skip: Chris Parkinson
Third: Matthew Davies
Second: Christian Klein-Beekman
Lead: Connor Litton
Coach: Bob Franklin


Team Reed, Golden Ears Winter Club/Royal City

Skip: Thomas Reed

Third: Kazune Eugene Fei

Second: Adam Fenton

Lead: Matthew Fenton

Coach: Fuji Miki/Brad Fenton


Team Marr, Kamloops

Skip: Colorado Marr

Third: Bryan Yamada

Second: Zander Landygo

Lead: Connor Rafferty

Coach: Brenda Nordin


Junior Women:


Team Daniels, Delta Thistle

Skip: Sarah Daniels

Third: Sarah Loken

Second: Hannah Lindner

Lead: Jordan Henson


Team Taylor, Tunnel Town/Royal City

Skip: Jensen Taylor
Third: Meredith Cole
Second: Keira McCoy
Lead: Chelsea Taylor
Coach: Chris Summers/Dan Wenzek


Team Bowles, Delta Thistle/Victoria

Skip: Elizabeth Bowles
Third: Kayla Wilson
Second: Hailey Dubois
Lead: Sasha Wilson
Coach: Todd Troyer


Team Calhoun, Kamloops

Skip: Maeve Calhoun
Third: Neave Calhoun
Second: Kate Hancock
Lead: Kaitlyn Garrett
Coach: Nicky Hancock


Team Hafeli, Kamloops

Skip: Holly Hafeli
Third: Hannah O’Neil
Second: Jorja Kopytko
Lead: Natalie Hafeli
Coach: Monica Makar


Team Douglas, Gibsons/Duncan/Victoria

Skip: Rebecca Douglas
Third: Brooke Reintjes
Second: Delaena Reintjes
Lead: Bella Higdon
Coach: Dave Douglas


Team Richards, Comox Valley/Port Moody

Skip: Gracelyn Richards
Third: Keelie Duncan
Second: Bryn Woloshyn
Lead: Kate Eisner
Coach: Darren Richards/Adam Duncan


Team Buchy, Kimberley/Kelowna/Vernon

Skip: Kaila Buchy

Third: Jaelyn Cotter

Second: Katelyn McGillivray

Lead: Cassidy Schwaerzle

Fifth: Samantha Mclaren

Coach: Tom Buchy