PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - The Thunder Men's and Women's Curling Teams continued to roll at the 2020 CCAA Curling Canada National Championships in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on Day 2 of the event on Thursday.
The Thunder women's team (3-0) kicked off the morning draw with a matchup against their cross-town rival NAIT Ooks (1-2) in Draw #3. The Thunder got off to a hot start and never looked back as they outlasted the Ooks 12-8 for their second win of the championships.
Draw #5 of the women's championship was highlighted by the Thunder's gutsy win over the Fanshawe Falcons (1-2). The Falcons held a commanding 7-1 lead after four ends, but the Thunder got two in the fifth and stole singles in the remaining five ends to claw their way back to an 8-7 win.
The women's team will open up Draw #7 on Friday morning vs the University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings (1-2; ACAC).
On the men's side, the Thunder (2-1) found themselves in tough in Draw #4 vs the Humber Hawks (2-1) of the OCAA. Despite leading for most of the game, the team gave up 3 points in the 9th end and allowed the Hawks to steal 1 in the 10th end to ice the match.
In Draw #6 however, the Thunder would find their winning ways once again, with a solid win over ACAC neighbour NAIT Ooks (2-1) by a score of 8-3.
The men's team is back in action on Friday morning taking on the Fansahwe Falcons (3-0; OCAA).
Standings After Day Two:
|Women's Teams||Record||Men's Teams||Record|
|Humber Hawks||3-0||Fanshawe Falcons||3-0|
|Concordia Thunder||3-0||Concordia Thunder||2-1|
|Douglas Royals||2-1||Humber Hawks||2-1|
|Red Deer Queens||1-2||NAIT Ooks||2-1|
|NAIT Ooks||1-2||Sault Cougars||2-1|
|Augustana Vikings||1-2||SAIT Trojans||0-1|
|Fanshawe Falcons||1-2||Lakeland Rustlers||0-3|
|Sault Cougars||0-3||Confederation Thunderhawks||0-3|
Championship Website https://www.curling.ca/2020college/