Team Loeppky qualifies for B.C. curling tourney

A Prince Rupert-based men's team has made the final eight of the 2015 Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championship.

The 2015 Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships are right around the corner, taking place at the Parksville Curling Club from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, and a Prince Rupert-based team has made the final eight.

Team Loeppky, consisting of skip Jonathan Loeppky, third David Bartel, second Matthew Dann, lead Brock Griffin and fifth Thomas Dann will all be in contention for the gold medal, combatting teams from Victoria, Abbotsford, Kootenay, Grand Forks and Vernon.

Last year’s winners included two members of Abbotsford’s Team Tanaka, a group led by skip Cody Tanaka, third Kyle Habkirk, second Travis Cameron, lead Donny Mackintosh and coach Ken MacDonald. Prince George’s Team Connell, led by skip Alyssa Connell, will also be in attendance for the junior women’s championship.

The junior women’s championship will simultaneously be held in Parksville with both final matches being broadcast on Sportsnet Pacific on Jan. 3.

More details of the 2015 Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships can be found at www.curlbc.ca.