In the final day of round robin play at the OCAA Curling Championships on February 10th, the playing field of each division separated. In each division the teams were all competitive, as it came down to the final draw to determine the top four teams. This will make for an exciting final day to determine who will be crowned the OCAA Champions.
In the men’s division the top four placements were as follows; Niagara Knights, Humber Hawks, Sault Cougars and Fanshawe Falcons, all with the record of 4-2. In the head to heads to determine placements, Niagara and Humber had a record of 2-1 while the Sault and Fanshawe were 1-2. With Niagara defeating Humber in round robin, they take the first seed and with Sault’s victory over Fanshawe in the final end, they secured the third seed.
The women’s division was just as competitive with Niagara finishing first with a record of 4-1. While Fanshawe, Fleming Knights, and Humber finished with a 3-2 record securing them a sport in the playoffs. All the teams took a game off each other so their placement was decided with their draws to the button, which put Fanshawe in second with Fleming and Humber following respectively.
In the mixed division the Sault secured first place with a victory over Fleming, and will face off against Fanshawe in the gold medal game at 12:30 p.m on Sunday.
The semifinals take place at 9:00 a.m Sunday, with Niagara taking on Fanshawe and the Sault facing Humber in the men’s division. The Sault is looking for redemption as Humber beat them in an extra end in round robin play. While Humber tries to surpass Niagara in the women’s division, Fanshawe will challenge Fleming in a what should be a highly contested match.
The medal games for each division will take place at 12:30pm on Sunday, February 11th at the Community First Curling Centre.
Live action can be view along with live up to date scores can be found at www.ocaachampionships.com.
Source: Sault College Athletics