Kleiter & Thevenot look to bring Canadian junior curling titles to Saskatchewan

The New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships begin Saturday afternoon in Langley, B.C with a pair of Saskatoon rinks representing Saskatchewan.

On the men’s side, Saskatoon’s Rylan Kleiter is back for his fourth and final shot at the juniors as his rink will be graduating into men’s play next season.  Kleiter finished third at this event in Prince Albert last year.

The women’s team is skipped by Saskatoon’s Ashley Thevenot.  Her third, Rachel Erickson, was the third on the Sara England team from Regina that placed 7th at last year’s Canadians.

Saskatchewan is second amongst the provinces when it comes to victories at the Canadian Juniors having won 15 trailing Alberta who has won 16.  The last time Saskatchewan men won the event was in 2011 when Regina’s Braeden Moskowy was victorious

The women lead the way with 11 championships with the last one being in 2011 by Saskatoon’s Trish Paulsen.

The winner of both will represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

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