Red Deer Special Olympics curling club wins gold

The Red Deer Special Olympics curling team brought home gold from the Special Olympics National Winter Games during the weekend.

ST. ALBERT — The Red Deer Special Olympics curling team brought home gold from the Special Olympics National Winter Games during the weekend.

The team of skip Graham Kryzanowski, third Mike Sugden, second Kelly Stock, lead Thomasina Payne and alternate Rhonda Schochenmaier defeated Ontario 8-4 in the final.

Earlier the team defeated New Brunswick, two teams from B.C. and tied Ontario.

“We are extremely proud of our athletes,” said team coaches Heather Roberts and Gene Salé. “We are also pleased we continued Alberta’s dominance in curling.”

The gold followed wins by both Alberta teams in the national junior finals and by Heather Nedohin in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Red Deer’s floor hockey team finished fourth in the Winter Games.

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