The sport of curling is all about measurements. On Saturday afternoon Derek Errington had a chance to see just how huge an inch is.
Errington and his rink from College Heights Senior Secondary school became the first Prince George boys rink to win a provincial curling title since 1975, as they stole one in the 10th end against Tomas Haney Secondary.
“It’s great,” said Errington, who’s rink came away with a win earlier on against Tomas Haney. “That game was really different than this one. We were ahead the entire game.”
On Saturday against Tomas Haney, CHSS was down 5-0 after three ends and that’s when Errington started the come back.
The rink, with Aaron Young (third), Cody Montieth (second), Reagan Glazier (lead) and alternate Brent Dalziel came away with a 9-7 win.
Errington picked up two in the fourth end and Tomas Haney counted one in the fifth. From there it was all Errington as they slowly chipped away at the lead, 6-4 after the sixth and 6-5 after seven.
The Wakefield rink added to their lead 7-5 in the eight and Errington picked up three with the hammer in the ninth to take the 8-7 lead.
In the tenth it came down to the final rock for Wakefield which looked like it was going perfectly if it wasn’t for Errington’s quick thinking.
“That was pretty lucky,” said Errington who swept the Haney rock as it crossed the Teeline. The rock edged past the only other rock, one of Errington’s which was in play giving the rink a steal.
Earlier in the morning Errington’s rink faced off against Sparwood, skipped by Jared Wolchuck. Errington came away with a 9-5 win.
“It was pretty much the same, they had the early lead. This morning’s game was pretty tough because we were still asleep and we started to make the shots in the second half,” said Errington.