Ma­gog curlers head­ing to Na­tion­als

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

TheM­a­gog Wheel­chair curl­ing team will be rep­re­sent­ing Que­bec for a fourth time at the Cana­dian Na­tion­als. They just fin­ished win­ning the pro­vin­cial ti­tle in a se­ries of games, played at the Ma­gog Curl­ing Club on Fe­bru­ary 25th and the 26th, against a com­bined team of play­ers from Que­bec City and Trois Rivieres. The Ma­gog team is made up of Benoit Les­sard (skip), Jo­hanne Daly (first), Se­bastien Boisvert (sec­ond), Carl Mar­quis (third), and Denis Gre­nier (fifth).

“We won all three of our games by a good mar­gin. We have a lot more ex­pe­ri­ence than they have,” ex­plained Se­bastien Boisvert, who lives in Stanstead. The Ma­gog team has been im­prov­ing steadily at each ap­pear­ance at the Na­tion­als, com­ing in 9th at their first and 6th last year. “I think we have a good chance of fin­ish­ing fourth this time. Our skip, Benoit Les­sard, has re­ally im­proved,” com­mented Se­bastien who, like all of his teammates, will be do­ing a lot of curl­ing, 25 hours in to­tal, to pre­pare for the Na­tion­als which are tak­ing place in Thun­der Bay be­tween March 18th and the 26th. “We have to im­prove our strength of plac­ing rocks in the ‘house’,” added Mr. Boisvert.

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Stanstead’s Se­bastien Boisvert (left) takes a shot while fel­low curler Denis Gre­nier stead­ies his wheel­chair.

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