Team Schneider: Two-time National Champions
Congratulations to Team Schneider for successfully defending their Canadian Gay Curling Championship. After capturing the crown at home last year, VCC's Team Schneider - skip Stephen Schneider, third Shawn Eklund, second Shelley Birston and lead Glenn Smith) - traveled to Halifax for the 2013 national event. Once there, they faced off against teams from across the country and met VCC's other entrant in the finals - Team Thompson.
In a rematch of the 2012 final, Team Thompson was looking to exact revenge, and they came oh-so-close. It was a hard-fought battle as Team Thompson - skip Aaron Thompson, third Jack Holmes, second Brian Oldham and lead Mark Trowell - took their event-long undefeated streak into the final. It was there, though, Team Schneider came from behind to steal two in the eighth end to win 6 to 5.
Congratulations to both VCC teams for making the final of the Canadian Gay Curling Championship for the second year in a row, and we look forward to hanging another banner in the ice shed. Complete event results from the 2013 Canadian Gay Curling Championship are available here.