Edmonton, AB – The second half of the ACAC curling season kicked off in Edmonton on Friday with the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder playing host to the Winter Regional at the Avonair Curling Club. The top men's, women's, and mixed curling teams from eight ACAC institutions are participating in the three-day event, with a qualification spot at the ACAC Conference Championships on the line.
Men's Division – Day 1
Concordia, Augustana, and NAIT all cruised through the first two draws on Day 1 to sit at 1-0 for the event. The Concordia Thunder opened draw #1 against the Lakeland Rustlers as the only men's teams playing early, ending with a 6-3 decision for the Thunder.
Women's Division – Day 1
Draw #2 featured the marquee matchup between Edmonton rivals Concordia and NAIT, with the Ooks pulling off the 4-2 upset over the Thunder. The NAIT Ooks and the Red Deer Queens remain as the only two undefeated teams after day 1 on the women's side.
Men's Division – Day 2
Day 2 of the men's draw at the ACAC Winter Regional was routine for the Concordia Thunder as they cruised through round robin play with an unblemished 4-0 record defeating Augustana (9-1), Olds (8-2), and NAIT (8-3).
Women's Division – Day 2
After an exciting second day of curling in the women's draw, the top four teams have punched their tickets to the ACAC Curling Championships in Camrose. The Concordia Thunder lead the pack at 9-1 as they defeated Augustana (6-2) and Lakeland (6-2).
Men's Division – Day 3
The Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder rolled through the Winter Regional to a perfect 5-0 record to sit at the top of the standings with the Red Deer College Kings. Both teams finish the ACAC regular season with an 8-2 record, setting the stage for what should be an entertaining men's event at the ACAC Conference Championships.
Women's Division – Day 3
Despite suffering their first two losses of the season to the NAIT Ooks and the Red Deer Queens, the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder managed to hold onto the top spot in the regular season standings at 10-2. The Ooks and Queens both dominated the regional with 5-1 records, and sit at 9-3 and 8-4 overall (respectively).
The Thunder men's (8-2) and women's (10-2) sit on top of the ACAC standings and will advance to the ACAC Conference championships being held on February 16-18, 2018 in Camrose, AB hosted by Augustana.