The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Men’s and Women’s Curling teams have arrived back home safely to Waterloo! After a long week, we are pleased to say we have both brought home the Bronze Medals! Unfortunately as the week went on and the days got longer, we were unable to post updates as frequently but the experience was unforgettable. Not only were we able to bring home bronze, but we had two players awarded All Canadian Second Team All Stars (Carly Howard and Richard Krell) and one All Canadian First Team All Star (Aaron Squires). We would like to say a big thank you to the Wilfrid Laurier Athletic Department for all their support this season. Without them, this experience wouldn’t have been possible. A big congratulations to both Carleton University and University of Manitoba on becoming Team Canada! We know you will represent our country well! Although we are sad to say the 2013-2014 season is coming to a close, we are so excited for what next year has to bring in the hopes of capturing OUA and CIS titles on both the men’s and women’s sides!
Stay Golden Hawks!
Today we met some local kids who came to support the players and made us a sign! So nice to see some up and coming curlers come out to support their home club! So much support here in Regina from the community!
Day 03 was a very long day, waking up early to play Alberta and then another game against University of New Brunswick. We finished the day with a 3-1 record and felt confident with our position in the overall standings. It was nice to follow up the games with a nice dinner with our family and friends who made the trip to support us! Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Thanks for all your support Laurier!
Very busy Day Two here in Regina! Two games, opening ceremonies and an opening lunch had us at the curling club for more then 12 hours but we were able to come out with two wins today! Along with us, the guys were able to pull off wins in both their first games as well! Both undefeated going into Day Three! So happy to be able to get on the ice and get the first day nerves out. Looking forward to some more great games tomorrow and hopefully the rest of the week! Going to keep it short tonight as we are pretty tiered but big thanks to all our fellow Golden Hawks back at home supporting us!
Stay Golden and Sweep Well!
5am after St. Paddy’s day, Ezra Ave was looking pretty quiet! We finally got the luxury of using the Golden Hawk Bus! #ThanksWomensHockey! Dropped off at the airport and headed to the Air Canada booth only to find out they don’t know how to handle a group check in … I don’t think the employees shift had started yet. After a standard home alone race through the terminal, we made it on the flight! Only to find out there was no air conditioning #SoSweaty. Arrived in Regina just in time to have breakfast! Thanks to Jamie for finding us a Tim Hortons #HeIsTwitter. The girls team piled into our mini van as we saw Jamie and Chad roll up in their Yukon. #Swag. Nice team dinner and ready to start the week off well! Very excited about this opportunity to represent Laurier and feeling confident going into our first game! It is 9pm. Past curfew. Sweep well!
Last day here at nationals. Going for bronze at 2pm. Let’s bring it home ladies. This is what we worked all year for. Ready to bring home some hardware to Waterloo.