Brown comes up golden at provincials
Corryn Brown's Kamloops rink had plenty of time to think about winning the Tim Hortons B.C. junior girls title in Coquitlam on the trip back over the snowy Coquihalla.
"We're going to take it real easy," said Brown, who claimed gold with a 7-4 win over Kalia Van Osch's Nanaimo rink on Sunday, Jan. 6.
"This is high above all our juvenile wins, for sure. It's a totally different feeling because we're so much younger than these girls."
Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Sydney Fraser are all 17. The girls are eligible to play in the junior division until they are 20.
Their ever-growing resume is impressive, to say the least.
Included on the list of accomplishments, along with the junior title, are gold at the Canada Winter Games in 2011, gold at the Optimist International under-18 bonspiel in Toronto in April and three provincial juvenile titles, from 2010 to 2012.
Brown also won bronze for Canada at the Youth Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, in February.
On Sunday, there were two key moments in the win over the Van Osch rink, the first coming in the sixth end — "She was hitting for two and she ended up taking the guard into the house and that gave us a steal of two," Brown said.
The South Kamloops secondary student came through with a tap for two in the ninth end, giving her rink a one-shot cushion coming home in the 10th, where she stole two to seal the victory.
Brown finished the tournament with a 7-2 record.
Next up for the Brown rink — coached by the skip's father, Ken, and Fisher's dad, Brian — is the M&M Meats Canadian junior championship, which runs from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10 in Fort McMurray.
"I'm so excited," said Brown, whose rink took Monday off school to recuperate from nine draws in five days.
"I've heard so many good things about the national events. I just want to get out there and wear the B.C jacket again."