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St. Patrick girls capture OFSAA curling championship

The Saints stole a pair in the eighth end to pull out an 8-6 win over Cornwall's St. Joseph Panthers.

NORTH BAY, Ont. – The St. Patrick Saints have captured the girls high school provincial curling championship.

The Saints squad, consisting of Sienna Desilets, Rylie Paul, Rhys Pearson and Raili Tyrvainen, stole two in the eighth end on Sunday to edge Cornwall's St. Joseph’s C.S.S. 8-6 to capture the title.

St. Patrick trailed the gold medal match 6-4 after six ends, after the Panthers scored three in the sixth.

It’s the first girls curling championship for a Thunder Bay team since St. Ignatius captured the crown in 2009, their second title in three seasons at the time.

Selkirk and Westgate each won titles in the 1980s.

St. Patrick went 4-1 in round-robin play, and entered the playoff round seeded fifth. St. Joseph’s was 5-0 and the top playoff seed.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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