March 7, 2018
By Monique SEWELL
Team South and Winnipeg Gold took to the ice a battle for gold, with Team South taking a 4-0 lead early in the first half. Winnipeg Gold kept the heat on with high spirits until the final buzzer with a final score of 8 – 4.
Karly Vince, Emily Palmer, and Jayd Barrett from Team South, gold medalists, took a moment out from celebrating with team mates to share their thoughts. Emily Palmer, from Steinbach, Manitoba described the first moments working with her new team: “We all got along well, we just had to figure out how to come together,” she said.
To win the gold, they definitely did come together as a team.
“It was definitely fun, it was really cool watching people playing from all over Manitoba,” said Karly Vince, from Oakville, Manitoba.
Team Winnipeg Gold, silver medal winners, had great team spirit and by far the most gold-embellished fans to cheer them on.
“It was a great experience, got to meet new people and make like really good bonds and stuff. It was a lot of fun,” explained Alicia Manoosingh from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Chloe Lyons, also from Winnipeg, added, “This was a once in lifetime opportunity, I’m just glad I got to share it with my team.”
Team Winnipeg Blue took home the bronze medal over Team West. Teammates Brooke Bishop, Katie Kalyniak and Jewels Leon all agreed that it was fun to play as a team as they usually play as rivals. When asked what their favourite part of their visit to Thompson, they described the huge winter bonfire as epic!