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Thunder Bay curlers undefeated at U18s

Thunder Bay's Jackson Dubinsky and Adam Wiersema are 3-1 playing for Brendan Rajala's Northern Ontario No. 1 rink in the boys U18 competition.
Team Dubinsky : From left: Lily Arignello, skip Claire Dubinsky, third Rylie Paul and second Bella McCarville. (submitted photo)

TIMMINS — The Claire Dubinsky rink continues to roll at the Canadian U-18 Curling Championships in Timmins, Ont.

The Kakabeka Falls Curling Club foursome, which includes Lily Ariganelllo, second Bella McCarville and third Rylie Paul, are 3-0 at the event and in first place in the Pool B division heading into Wednesday’s games against British Columbia No. 1 (3-0), led by Holly Hafeli, and Manitoba No. 2 (2-1), skipped by Grace Beaudry.

The Dubinsky rink has wins against Nova Scotia No. 1, the Northwest Territories and New Brunswick No. 1.

Team Northern Ontario No. 2 will be on the ice at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On the boys side, Brendan Rajala’s Northern Ontario No. 1 rink dropped its first decision in four outings on Tuesday night, edged 3-2 by Manitoba No. 1, skipped by Jace Freeman.

Thunder Bay’s Adam Wiersema, who plays lead, and Jackson Dubinsky, who plays third, make up half of Rajala’s 3-1 squad.

They take on unbeaten Nova Scotia No. 2 (4-0) on Wednesday at 2 p.m. They’re currently in second place in Pool C, behind their afternoon opponent.

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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