What a season!
I want to start first by thanking everyone who participated this year, without you the league doesn't exist! A big thank you to our sponsor McNally Construction for your continued support over the years. Another thank you to Rob and the ice making team for producing great ice throughout the season. And a final thank you to all the staff at Dundas Valley for supporting curling in whatever way they can throughout the season!
State of the League
It's looking like next year the league is going to continue to grow and we are expecting somewhere between 36-40 teams, so with that we'll be looking to make some changes to the league next year. This will likely mean the addition of a 2nd A Flyte, to match how things are done already in B and C flyte.
However, the biggest change will be how the Club Champions are declared: Currently our Champion is declared based on regular season results, but no more! Next season we will have a regular season champion, and the A Flyte Playoffs will be replaced by the Club Championships, where the top 6 teams will play down to represent the club!
Travelers Club Championships Representatives
Congratulations to our two representatives for next years Travelers Club Championships! This is a national event to determine the best club team in the country!
Mens: Team K. Blonski: Kris Blonski, Russ Gray, Peter Kastrau, and Dan Baker
Womens: Team Gregory: Kaelyn Gregory, Maddy Warriner, Grace Lloyd, and Maddy Fisher
Great job to all teams who qualified for the finals held on Friday, April 12th. It was an exciting night with a HUGE (and very loud) crowd featuring many nail biting games on the ice.
Congratulations to all our winners - make sure to check out their photos, when they're posted, on our Past Champions page:
E Flyte: Team Ranta
D Flyte: Team Krizmanich
C Flyte: Team Snell
B Flyte: Team Olson
A Flyte: Team K. Blonski
The official schedule is now available on the website. Please be reminded that the playoff rules significantly differ from regular season, so I encourage you to check the website and give them a quick runthrough!
The Finals will be held on Friday, April 12th, at 6:30PM and will be the featured games for the club-wide curling blowout party! Get those babysitters ready, bring your family, friends, and fan clubs because there will be plenty of food, drink, and entertainment at the post-game banquet! Please email Jessica (email@example.com) to register (this is a plated meal, so you must register!) Guests more than welcome!
As if you all needed more incentive to come, all $4500 in cash prizes will be distributed during the banquet - if your team has won a series this year, make sure you're there, otherwise it goes back into the pool for next year!
Best of luck to all teams in the playoffs!
Congratulations to our Series 4 Winners: Teams K. Blonski, Lawler, Olson, Elsliger, and Gardiner-Dean! While your success this series will not move you up a flyte, it will move you up... in our hearts.
An additional Congratulations to Dan Baker for winning his first Club Championship with a 17-3 record and 179 points. A reluctant "good job" to the other three members of the team: Russ Gray, Peter Kastrau and some other jerk. This will be the final year that the Club Champion is declared based on the regular season - find out more at the end of year banquet!