The Steinbach Regional Secondary School's curling team is having a great year. 

Head Coach Ward Kay says the regional has a small curling program with only one team of four but it's an exciting group. 

“These boys, two grade nine students, a grade 10 skip and a Grade 11 third, it's a nice mix of kids. They play well together, they support one another, they love competing and they do a good job of working as a team. Even when things get a little tough, they seem to battle through it.” 

Kay says the team is skipped by Noah Giesbrecht, with Brennan Doig as third, Parker Fast as second, and Otto Goertzen as the lead.  

He notes “The boys play in the Steinbach Men's League Wednesday night, so that's their weekly game practice, and we practice Wednesdays after school weekly as well. This year, zones were held in Beausejour January 17th and 19th and the boys did very well at zones. They came out with a three-and-one record and won the right to go to provincials.” 

a curling team in action from aboveThe SRSS Sabres curling team in action

This year, Kay says the Manitoba High School Provincial Curling Championship was held at Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg from February 8th to 10th.  

“There were four pools of four and our boys finished second in their pool with a record of two and one, and that allowed them to go to quarter finals and they lost in the quarterfinals to a team from Portage, who was last year's provincial winners.” 

Kay adds “It's a real accomplishment for these kids because they made the top eight in the province. Of all the high school curling teams in the province, they made the top 8, so that's something to be proud of.” 

Being that the SRSS curling team is still quite young, Kay says they still have plenty of room to grow and develop. 

a curling team holds a banner