Kings pick up win at nationals as round robin wraps up

Photo - Tony Hansen
Photo - Tony Hansen

The round robin at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Curling National Championships wrapped up on Monday and the RDC Kings earned a victory on their final day of competition. 

At 9:00 a.m., the Red Deer College Kings defeated the Niagara Knights 9-8. The Knights held a 7-2 after 4 ends but the Kings responded by scoring 5 points in the fifth end, 1 point in the ninth and a single in the eleventh for the win. 

The Fleming Knights downed the RDC Queens 13-5 in the morning draw. The top four teams from each division made the playoffs and both RDC Curling teams did not qualify. 

In the men's semi-finals at 7:30 p.m., the NAIT Ooks will face the Fanshawe Falcons and the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings will compete against the Douglas Royals. 

The MacEwan University Griffins will play the Fanshawe Falcons and the NAIT Ooks will square off against the Camosun Chargers in the women's semi-finals. 

RDC Curling Head Coach Brad Hamilton noted the different ice was a challenge and both the Kings and Queens weren't able to develop consistency throughout the championships. "It was a new experience to compete on arena ice," said Hamilton. "There was some disappointment as neither team played to their potential."

 

CCAA Men's Curling Standings  Games Wins Losses
1 Douglas Royals   7   7   0
2 Fanshawe Falcons   7   5   2
3 NAIT Ooks   7   4   3
4 Augustana Vikings   7   3   4
5 Concordia Thunder   7   3   4
6 Sault Cougars   7   3   4
7 Niagara Knights   7   2   5
8 Red Deer Kings   7    1   6

 

CCAA Women's Curling Standings  Games Wins Losses
1 Fanshawe Falcons   7   6   1
2 Camosun Chargers   7   5   2
3 NAIT Ooks   7   4   3
4 MacEwan Griffins   7   4   3
5 Niagara Knights   7   4   3
6 Red Deer Queens   7   3   4
7 Holland Hurricanes   7   1   6
8 Fleming Knights   7   1   6