JMSS Curlers Hoping To Continue Firsts At OFSAA

JMSS Panthers curling team after winning Kent - Contributed Photo

JMSS Panthers curling team after winning Kent – Contributed Photo

After winning their school’s first Kent curling, and SWOSSAA curling titles, the John McGregor Secondary School Panthers boys curling team are hoping to continue their string of first at OFSAA this month.

The Panthers team of skip Oliver Campbell, lead Josh Reding, second Gavin Bradley, vice Joel Guerin, and fifth Cameron Moore, the Panthers boys defeated the Windsor Massey Mustangs 6-3 in the SWOSSAA final, after winning the Kent crown 7-6 over the Ridgetown Royals.

“It has been a fantastic experience to win Kent,” the JMSS team wrote to CKSN. “We have been working hard for a this opportunity and we reached out to take it. Also, we knew we had to make this year count because most of us are in grade 12 and moving on. Winning SWOSSAA was just the icing on the cake, but since the final game ended we have been extremely pumped.”

The team is readying for OFSAA later this month, and despite this being their first OFSAA appearance, following the school’s first Kent and SWOSSAA titles, the Panthers are hoping to continue their string of firsts.

“Our expectations as a team is to play our type of game,” wrote the Panthers. “We want to make it to the playoffs and if we get a medal that’d be great also. We are not entirely sure how we rank compared to other teams. We expect to have challenging games but the important thing is to keep calm in the tense situations.

John McGregor’s team of Campbell, Reding, Bradley, Guerin, and Moore travel to OFSAA curling after the break from March 19-22 in North Bay, Ontario.

“To contend in OFSAA we need to really focus. We want to make sure we are throwing on line with the broom and be able to get the proper weight down early in our games. Our motto this year has been throw light and make the sweepers sweep. After all, we are a team. It’s worked so far.”

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