GUELPH, ON - A total of 31 teams from across the province gathered at the Guelph Curling Club on Thursday, February 11 for Day 1 of 5 of the 2016 OUA Curling Championships. The tournament, which features 15 universities on the women's side and 16 on the men's, will culminate on Family Day Monday (February 15) with the top three teams on both the men's and women's sides earning a spot in the CIS Curling Championships March 20-23 in Kelowna, B.C.
After a busy opening day of competition at the 2016 OUA Championships, a total of five teams on both the men's and women's sides are off to perfect 2-0 starts, including the defending champion Laurier Golden Hawks. Other teams boasting 2-0 records on the men's side are Brock, Lakehead, McMaster and Queen's. On the women's side, Laurentian, Western, Toronto and Brock are also all off to 2-0 starts.
FULL RESULTS & BOX SCORES FROM DAY 1
Looking to build off of a silver medal performance a year ago, the Brock women had convincing wins on Thursday, winning 6-2 over Ryerson and 8-5 over Lakehead. The Ryerson Rams, playing in their first OUA championship, picked up their first wins with their women's team defeating Algoma 10-5 and the Ryerson men defeating Carleton 9-5. The Rams are one of nine teams to own a 1-1 record heading into Friday.
The host men's team, Guelph Gryphons, struggled losing a pair of close games in extra ends to both Queen's (6-7) and Toronto (4-5). The Gryphons will look for their first win when they play UOIT Friday afternoon. The Gryphon women meanwhile started off the tournament with a 8-4 victory over Algoma before falling 8-6 to Queen's.
Day 2 of competition begins Friday morning at 8:30am.
April 13, 2016 Rams curling host Ryerson Challenge Cup at MAC
April 5, 2016 Squires, Lyon named Laurier President's Award winners
March 29, 2016 Murphy, Squires named OUA Athletes of the Week
February 16, 2016 Masse, Squires named OUA Athletes of the Week
February 15, 2016 Hardware up for grabs on the final day of the OUA Curling Championship
February 13, 2016 Golden Hawks remain perfect after Day Two of OUA Curling Championship
February 12, 2016 Five unbeaten teams after Day One of OUA Curling Championship
February 9, 2016 Guelph Curling Club set to host OUA Curling Championship on Thursday
January 28, 2016 AROUND OUA: Brock Invitational
October 6, 2015 Josh Porco named Algoma Thunderbirds women’s Curling coach