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Curling trio recognized by Curling Canada for scoring eight-ender

Posted on November 17, 2022 by Sunny South News

By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News

A team of three representing the Coaldale Senior Curling Club were recently acknowledged by Curling Canada for their impressive achievement.

The team comprised of Brian Brown, Pat Mikalson, and Don McCann, scored the eight-ender last year, a feat so rare, the score has never once been scored during any Olympic competition nor the Tournament of Hearts. The rare and perfect score has not even been scored at the renowned, and nearly 100-year-old, Brier Tournament.

McCann, Mikalson, and Brown were presented with official “eight-ender” pins and certificates from Curling Canada, in recognition of the team achieving a perfect score within a single end of curling, which occurs less than 200 times each year across the country. While the trio don’t play together regularly, this particular occasion brought them together for a monumental achievement in the world of curling.  The presentation took place at the Coaldale Granite Club which offers a Seniors drop-in league for players 50 and up. Due to the drop-in format, the Senior League draws teams from curlers who happen to be there on any given day.

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