The Johnston & Company Junior Curling Tour has wrapped up for another season.
It was also a solid tour for Onanole's Hunter Dundas, Dauphin's Brett Rowe, Brandon's Ethan Marshall, and Minnedosa's Kieran Baron. The foursome won the Consolation side bracket on Sunday.
They did so by winning their semi-final in a big way, 10-1. That was followed up with a 6-3 win in the final to claim the consolation title.
"It felt pretty great to win this for sure," said Dundas. "We started off pretty rough and lost a lot of games out of the gate. We hadn't really curled as a team. But, as we went on we were able to pull it together as a team and we had some success."
Dundas and his rink finished the round robin with a 2-5 record. But, as mentioned before, they got hot at the right time. On top of winning their final two games, they also won their final round-robin game. All in all, three straight wins for a team that just started playing together is a solid finish.
"I think we could have done a little bit better, but I'm pretty pleased with how we performed at the end," added Dundas. "It was a lot of fun getting to know each other. We really didn't play together much before this tour, so it was exciting to get to know them."
Next up for the Dundas rink is the U21 Canola Growers Provincial Championships this weekend at the Dauphin Curling Club. Their first game is on Saturday against the Carter Williamson rink. Overall, four teams will be playing for two spots to the big dance from January 2-7.
"I think if we come in focused and determined, we should be able to compete," added Dundas. "That's our biggest thing, we need to be focused. We also have to be well prepared because it's not going to be easy. We're excited about the challenge."