Nick Zachernuk, second on the Nova Scotia Junior Men’s Team, earned the gold medal in the Canadian Juniors Mixed Doubles competition held during the Canadian Junior Curling Championships, just completed in Victoria, BC. This is the second medal for Nick in the discipline in as many years. He won the silver medal in the Canadian Juniors Mixed Doubles last year in Stratford, Ontario.
All the curlers and coaches, except those in the playoffs, are paired into 42 Mixed Doubles teams, which are placed in a single knockout playdown on the last weekend of the Championship. Nick was teamed with Hailey Ryan, mate for the Manitoba women’s team, and Dean Kleiter, coach of the Saskatchewan men’s team.