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AUDIO: Laurier hosting national curling championships this week

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The men’s and women’s curling teams at Wilfrid Laurier University have a chance to go national
in their own backyard this weekend.

Laurier is hosting the CIS Curling Championships at the K-W Granite Club. Play begins Wednesday morning.

Both Laurier rinks, won their respective OUA Championships last month. The women’s team defeated Brock 5-3
and the men won their final 4-3 over Western.

Combined, those teams have won five national curling titles since 2007.

Kitchener’s Kerilynn Mathers, who plays vice on the women’s team, tells 570 News what makes the Golden Hawks
so good at curling is the support they receive from Laurier Athletics and the K-W Granite Club,
“It’s exciting that we can have the opportunity to carry on the legacy this week and hopefully capture two more
national championships for Laurier.”

AUDIO: Kerilynn Mathers

Mathers will also be leaning on her experience playing in the Ontario Scotties earlier this year, “…Even the confidence of playing on that big stage, it’s huge and really helpful.”

Other teams competing in the championships include Guelph, Western, Brock, and Alberta.

The bronze and gold medal matches are set for Saturday.