The Chad Sallenback rink won the B-event in the Men’s Marine Bonspiel on March 11 at the Prince Rupert Curling Club. From left to right: Shane DeJong, Warren Copeland, Dane Penigro and Chad Sallenback. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Curling Club hosts 67th annual Men’s Marine Bonspiel

Annual tournament drew 26 teams from Prince Rupert and Terrace

Rocks were thrown over the weekend for the 67th annual Men’s Marine Bonspiel hosted by the Prince Rupert Curling Club.

Twenty-six teams, including eight who travelled from Terrace, participated in the event from March 9-11, when teams renewed rivalries and battled for a year’s worth of bragging rights. Danny Dawson, the event’s organizer, said the bonspiel went well, adding that he appreciates the support the club received from both the local teams and the teams that travelled to Prince Rupert.

READ MORE: Rupert curlers throw cheer and drink beer

“When rinks travel to tournaments that are outside of their towns it supports the club so much,” Dawson said. “I can’t thank the out-of-town rinks enough.”

The A-event was won by the John Evans rink from Terrace, which consisted of Evans, Jordan Johnson, Kore Melanson and Gordie Olson.

“We have a couple of young guys who can throw big weight with good accuracy,” he said. “That was the key to the success we had this year.”

As his team received their plaques, Evans made a point to mention how much the Terrace contingent enjoys making the trip to Prince Rupert for the tournament.

“It’s always a great event,” he said. “We can’t thank the club and the volunteers, who put it on, enough.”

READ MORE: Curlers take lessons on rockin’ the house

The B-event was won by the Chad Sallenback rink from Terrace, which consisted of Sallenback, Shane DeJong, Warren Copeland and Dave Penigro.

The C-event was won by the Kevin Doddridge rink, which consisted of Doddridge, Shane Doddridge, Scott Rigler and Brian Fugere.

The D-event was won by the Allan Chan rink which consisted of Chan, Lee Pritchard, Dave Tough and Mark Anderson.



matthew.allen@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

The Kevin Doddridge rink won the C-event in the Men’s Marine Bonspiel on March 11 at the Prince Rupert Curling Club. From left to right: Shane Doddridge, Kevin Doddridge, Scott Rigler, Brian Fugere. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

The Allan Chan rink won the D-event in the Men’s Marine Bonspiel on March 11 at the Prince Rupert Curling Club. From left to right: Lee Pritchard, Allan Chan, Dave Tough and Mark Anderson. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Just Posted

Charles Hays Secondary students steal the show

Students put on a production of 9 to 5 the musical at the Lester Centre

Heart of Our City: From the boat to the classroom

Rod Hikida has taught generations of Prince Rupert Students

Prince Rupert Rampage rout Kitimat Ice Demons

The Prince Rupert Rampage beat the Kitimat Ice Demons Saturday night.

Choosing assisted suicide in rural B.C.

Chelsea Keays shares the story of what happened when her father decided to die

Canadians increasingly recognize the value of marine shipping

An Angus Reid study found 55 per cent of Canadians recognized marine shipping’s importance

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Shop Prince Rupert is back

These businesses are all taking part in the Shop Prince Rupert event until December 21 at noon

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

Most Read