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Confederation College Thunderhawks to Compete for National Curling Championship

March 14, 2019
Community News
Campus: All campuses
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THUNDER BAY, ON, March 14, 2019 – The Confederation College Thunderhawks Men’s Curling team will be travelling to Fredericton, NB, to compete at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Curling Championships from March 15 - 19. The team qualified for the nationals at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Provincial Curling Championships held in Hamilton, ON, February 13-17.

The Thunderhawks proved that they were a competitive and cohesive team who represented Confederation College with professionalism, respect, integrity and fair play. The Thunderhawks’ Kurtwood McGuire was awarded the 2018-19 OCAA Men’s Curling Championship Second Team All-Star Skip.

Susan Tucker is the Administrator of  Campus Recreation and Athletics and couldn’t be more excited about the team’s success and how they have come together as a team after only two months. “The fact that this team has done so well is a testament to the hard work they have put in since coming together as a team,” Tucker said. “Three of the players have competed against one another for years, but the fourth member has only been curling for two months and the fact that he has played so well speaks highly of their coach and the rest of the team.”

Thunder Bay is known for developing strong curlers and Confederation College has followed suit and has had many successful curling teams in the past. Confederation College have been a part of the OCAA Curling Championships since its inception in 1967 and is proud to boast that our curling teams have won 25 OCAA and four CCAA Championships.

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Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Tucker, Administrator, Campus Recreation & Athletics, SUCCI – Student Union of Confederation College Inc.

Ph: (807) 475-6481, Cell: (807) 624-7498, E-mail:  


Vince Ponka, Media & Communications Officer

Ph: (807) 475-6137, Cell: (807) 620-0043, E-mail: