Team Jones junior women curlers disband

Online First Sports

BROOKFIELD: Nova Scotia’s top junior women’s curling foursome have announce they are disbanding.

The Halifax Curling Club-based team made the announcement through their social media channels on April 14, saying they were shutting them down as they each move on. The team is parting ways on good terms, with memories made, and new friendships made.

Skip Kaitlyn Jones aged out of junior curling eligibility, while Karlee Burgess of Brookfield; and Lauren Lenentine from Charlottetown, P.E.I. are heading to the Prairies; and Lindsay Burgess, Karlee’s cousin, will continue the game with a newly formed N.S. team.

The team has racked up many banners and championships during their time as a unit.

Karlee Burgess and Lenentine will be teaming together on Team Zacharias, an U21 junior women’s curling squad based out of Manitoba. It includes MacKenzie and Emily Zacharias.

Jones has moved back to Ontario and moving up to the women’s division. She will skip a new squad consisting of Alli Flaxey, Clancy Grandy, and Morgan Lavell.

Lindsay Burgess will join a new N.S. junior women’s curling squad, Team Stevens, skipped by Taylor Stevens.

In their post on their Facebook page, the four ladies thank their sponsors that helped them achieve their goals.

What a run it’s been together the last two years,” the four said in the post. “Friendships that will last a lifetime.

“Once again, thank you to everyone that has supported us on our journey. That is all from Team Jones, until next time.”

The four posted a video of some of their highlights over the past two seasons for people to view on their Facebook page until it’s shut down.

MAIN PHOTO: Team Jones is disbanding after two years in the junior women’s curling scene. (Submitted photo)