Kee to represent Navan Curling Club at junior nationals
By Fred Sherwin
native Jason Camm will be representing the
Navan Curling Club as vice to fellow member
Doug Kee at the Cananadian Junior Curling
Championships in Stratford. File photo
politics makes strange bedfellows, then competitive curling
can make for some strange foursomes. Take the Doug Kee
rink which will be representing the Navan Curling Club
at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships this weekend,
both Kee and third Jason Camm are nembers of the Navan
Curling Club, Kee only joined the club this year after
moving to Ottawa from London to study at Carleton University.
two young men joined forces after last year's junior provincials
along with lead Curtis Easter who has played with Camm
since 2011 when they won the Ontario bantam championship,
also under the Navan Curling Club banner.
2012, Easter, who currently lives in London, joined forces
with Kee, who is a year younger than Camm, and together
they won the 2012 bantam title.
fourth member of the team is second Matt Hall who they
recruited after he helped Ontario win a silver medal at
last year's Canada Winter Games. Hall lives in Kitchener.
actually lives in Rockland, but hes been a member
of the Navan Curling Club literally all of his life. His
father, who is also a member, started teaching Jason to
throw rocks when he was just three years old. Turns out
Jason was a quick learner.
in the footsteps of his older brother Mathew, Jason has
twice won two provincil mixed bantam championships in
2010 and 2011, a bantam boys championship in 2011, and
a junior title in 2013 with Aaron Squires and Easter.
four teammates living in three different cities, meant
the Kee foursome were unable to play together until the
Region 1 qualifier in Brockville in November. After winning
their first two games 9-5 and 9-3, they lost to Mac Calwell
on the last shot in the A-final.
to r) Doug Kee, Jason Camm, Matt Hall and
would make the most of the double eliminatiion format,
however, by downing the Peter Stranberg rink 6-2 in in
the B-final to earn the second berth through to the provincial
rink would get a chance to practice twice a couple of
days before the start of the provincial championship,
which proved to be all they would need as they swept their
way to the title, winning the final 10-2 in a rematch
with Team Calwell.
is Camm and Easter's second trip to the Canadian juniors.
They played in the 2013 tournament with Squires and lost
in a tie-breaker to Manitoba's Matt Dunstone who went
to win the championship that year.
year's championship is being played in Stratford, which
is bound to bring out a small army of Team Kee supporters.
definitely have the home crowd on our side," says
Camm, who expects a few supporters from Navan to make
the trip. "It will be nice to have all that support."
21, this is Camm's last shot at the junior nationals.
He would love nothing more than to do one better than
his brother Matt who lost the 2011 final in an extra end.
Canadian Junior Curling Championship gets underway this
afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m., Jan. 23)
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