Hello! The Carleton men's Curling team is happy to announce that we have won gold at provincial OUA play downs and will be heading to USport competition from March 15-19 in Fredericton NB! We are honored and excited to be heading to USport competition, although the costs of travel to provincials and to nationals are adding up and limited funds are posing a challenge. Due to the distance of nationals the curling team is having to fly into Fredericton, and acquire hotel rooms for all players and coaches for a week per competition regulation. This along with a previous week in Kitchener for provincial play has depleted our budget for this year. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate to help send us to USport competition! Donations will be used to cover travel costs, as well as purchasing Curling Canada competitive approved broom heads.
Meet the Team
The Carleton team consists of five players, (left to right bottom) Brendan Acorn (Lead/Vice), Mackenzie Calwell (Third), Morgan Calwell (Second), Cameron Goodkey (Skip), (left to right top) Wesley Stakes (Alternate), and Tom Sinclair (Coach). Collectively this is our first season playing as a team, but Brendan, Cameron, Mac, and Wesley have all been part of the Carleton program for multiple years. The addition of Morgan has created a team that has excelled towards OUA champions!
Our skip Cameron Goodkey is a fourth year student taking a Bachelor of Commerce concentration in finance with minor in statistics. Cameron is originally from Ottawa and has been involved with the curling program at Carleton for 3 years, playing second but moving up to the skip position this season. During this time he has seen success in Junior Curling, making playoffs this year at provincial playdowns. Cameron has also seen success in the mixed doubles category, making provincials multiple times in both junior and adult categories.
Our third Mackenzie Calwell is currently taking Mechanical Engineering in his second year, and his twin brother Morgan Calwell, our second, is currently taking Civil Engineering in his first year here at Carleton. Mac played with the Carleton team last year an helped the team reach playoffs at provincials. Both Mac and Morgan are originally from Belleville ON in south eastern Ontario. Both Mac and Morgan have been competing together for many years, including a trip to Junior Nationals in 2015 representing Ontario.
Our lead Brendan Acorn is a fourth year Civil Engineering student and has been with the Carleton team for 4 years, playing lead or vice. Brendan is the most traveled member of the team as he is from Sault St. Marie Ontario! Brendan has been to Northern ON junior provincials many times, as well as being runner up last year at the Ontario junior provincials. Brendan has also been the recipient of the Sandra Schmirler scholarship in 2015.
Rounding out the player roster is our alternate Wesley Stakes, a fourth year Electrical Engineering student from Prince Edward County in south eastern Ontario. Wes has been with the curling program at Carleton for 4 years, joining the team as alternate for two previous competitive seasons.
Tom Sinclair, our coach has dedicated many hours to helping many junior curling athletes succeed in the Ottawa area, and we are very thankful to have him with us. Tom recently won OUA coach of the year at the OUA play downs, and we are proud to have him with us!
We would like to thank anyone in advance that donates to help send us to USport competition! We are all excited to head to New Brunswick to compete against the top teams across the country! Good curling to all!