Sato slips to silver at U18 curling provincials

Coquitlam’s Hayato Sato fell just short of leading his Royal City rink to a provincial U18 curling championship.

Sato lost Sunday’s final at the Juan de Fuca curling centre in Victoria, 9-4, to Erik Colwell’s Kamloops/Vernon/Invermere foursome.

article continues below

Sato, supported by third Joshua Miki of Port Coquitlam, as well as Surrey’s Dawson Ballard and Burnaby’s Troy Chong, earned a bye into the championship draw after finished preliminary play with six wins and one loss. One of those wins was against Colwell, 8-4.

In the final, Sato had the early advantage after scoring two in the first end, but Colwell scored two in the third and two more in the fourth to go up 4-2.

Sato fought back to tie it in the sixth end then relinquished the lead again when Colwell scored one in the seventh end. They then salted it away by scoring four in the eighth end.

Colwell’s rink will go on to represent British Columbia at the U18 national championships which are being held at the Glen Allan recreation complex in Sherwood Park, Alta., April 2-7.

Read Related Topics

© Copyright Tri-City News


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Tri-City News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Tri-City News POLL

Should the province launch a full-scale inquiry into money laundering in B.C.?

or  view results