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Team Dubinsky locks up spot at nationals

Kakabeka Falls rink finishes the round-robin at 5-1 at the Northern Ontario U21 women's curling championship.
Team Dubinsky:From left: Lily Arignello, skip Claire Dubinsky, third Rylie Paul and second Bella McCarville. (submitted photo)

NEW LISKEARD, Ont. -- Team Dubinsky is headed to the national U21 Curling Championship.

The foursome from the Kakabeka Falls Curling Club wrapped up a berth at nationals, scheduled for March 24 to March 31 in Fort MacMurray, Alta., but still has some work to do to claim the Northern Ontario provincial championship.

Dubinsky, lead Lily Ariganello, second Bella McCarville and third Rylie Paul wrapped up top spot in the round-robin portion at provincials in New Liskeard, Ont., downing Timmins' Deanna Chilton 8-4 on Saturday to finish at 5-1.

They'll take on Sudbury's Mia Toner (4-2) in Sunday's final. Dubinsky's rink beat Toner 9-3 and 8-4 already this week.

The top two teams advance to nationals, Toner grabbing the other berth.

In the men's U21 competition, Sudbury's Brendan Rajala, whose team includes Thunder Bay's Adam Wiersema and Jackson Dubinsky, downed New Liskeard's Kamdyn Julien 7-4 on Saturday to force a tiebreaker for the second spot in Sunday's final.

The two teams will decide the tiebreaker on Saturday night. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's finals go at 9 a.m.

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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