Over the weekend, Makenna Hadway, Cassidy Dundas, Zoey Terrick, and Tessa Terrick invaded Swan River for the Westwood Inn Swan River MJCT Classic.
Playing against another fellow Dauphin team in their first game, Hadway's foursome beat Anya Jackson's rink, 4-2. The foursome from the Parkland continued to improve from that impressive performance.
They beat Jessi Meyn, 8-2 in their next game. They wrapped up their round-robin with a 10-3 win over Bailey Mangin's foursome.
The team's 3-0 record gave them a bye into the finals and they capped things off exactly how they started it, with a win. In a rematch with Anya Jackson's rink, the Hadway foursome won 10-2 to claim the title.
"I think we played really well and it felt really good to win our first bonspiel of the year," said Hadway. "We were really focused on making our shots and we did a really good job at communicating, it was great."
The next big competition for the team will be early next month. From December 5-8, they will head to Swan River for the West 1 Canola Growers Junior Provincial Championship qualifier. From January 1-5, the best junior curlers in the province will be in town for the provincials played at both the Dauphin Curling Club and inside of Credit Union Place.
To have success at the qualifier, Makenna knows exactly what they need to do.
"We just have to keep playing like we have been and we need to communicate and focus," continued Hadway.
When asked what it would mean to play in the provincials in her hometown, Hadway knows it would be a special feeling.
"It would mean the world to us, it would mean everything to play in front of all of our friends and family in Dauphin," she concluded.
Makenna's brother, Nolan Hadway also had success at the tournament. He's playing third on Team Brooks Freeman and they won the tournament on the junior men's side.