General Amherst boys curling team grabs WECSSAA sportsmanship award

 

By Joel Charron

The General Amherst Boys curling team may have missed out on SWOSSAA but still managed to take home some hardware.

After dropping a WECSSAA third place game to Leamington last Wednesday at Roseland Golf & Curling Club in Windsor the Bulldogs were awarded the Ed Swierenga Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

 

The General Amherst boys curling team won the Ed Swierenga Memorial Sportsmanship Award Wednesday, February 29. Top row (from left): Zac Bastien, Ross MacDonald, Ian Robertson. Bottom row (from left): Michael West, Calvin Fujimoto-Cassidy, Adam Bryan.

This is the third time Amherst has won the award with the last time being during the 2008-09 season.

Swierenga was a teacher at Walkerville who died suddenly and had also been a curling coach. The award recognizes that he promoted “fun, fair competition” and was noted for “his equity and sportsmanlike attitude both on an off the ice.”

General Amherst curling  coach Georgia Klym-Skeaters said the team did not see this coming but was well earned. She added that the curling squad didn’t know they had won the award until after their match with Leamington was complete.

“These guys deserve it,” she said. “They are the nicest kids on the face of the earth.”

The Bulldogs will share the award with the Massey girls curling team.

The member of the boys team are Michael West, Calvin Fujimoto-Cassidy, Adam Bryan, Zac Bastien, Ross MacDonald and Ian Robertson.

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