Look out Canada – here comes the Youth of SK

L-R: Austin Morrison, Brittany Lyons, Saul Arndt, James Walter, Megan Lyons,
Miranda Cleaveley, Clover Arndt, Randi Friess (Alt), Kennedy Haluke

Youth Team Saskatchewan has two new faces this year and six players making a return to the national level.

In Junior Boys, Austin Morrison of Rosetown and Saul Arndt of Regina repeated their one-two performance from last year and will head to Edmonton for Nationals in May.

Junior Girls’ champion for the second year in a row is Brittany Lyons of Nipawin. She’s joined by Clover Arndt of Regina.

Megan Lyons (YTS ’08, ’09, ’10) is the Senior Girls’ winner for the third time. Her partner will be Miranda Cleaveley of Hudson Bay who was a junior at last year’s Nationals.

Finally, Senior Boys’ number one this year is James Walter (YTS ’07, ’08, ’09); he’s joined by newcomer Kennedy Haluke of Nipawin. Let’s wish the whole team all the best for NDFC Nationals 2011.

The Youth Provincials were held February 12 and 13 in Regina. Lots of new up-and-comers tried out and we had 31 entries from across the province. That’s well up on last year. Young players from Prince Albert, Hudson Bay, Rosetown, Nipawin, Regina and, new for 2011, Hodgeville came to the Queen City for a two-day round-robin event.

Sportsmanship awards were voted on by players, and the winners were Clover and Saul Arndt.

Ashton Bear of Prince Albert notched up a maximum 180. Nice shot!

Many thanks to our energetic Youth Director and all the volunteers from the host zone.