Brianna Cullen is a two-time provincial high school curling champion.

Cullen, along with third Julia Millan, second Morgan Maguet, lead Maddy Schirle and fifth Bethany Wielgosh of Ecole Edward Schreyer School in Beausejour went undefeated in winning the championship banner at the Provincial High School Curling Championship last month in Swan Lake and Somerset.

"We were able to pick up on the ice pretty quickly and figure out draw weight," said Cullen who reeled off seven straight wins at the provincials. "That really helped us capitalize early on in the ends and then we just never really gave up. There was a couple of games we were down at the halfway point so we had to rally back and it end up working out for us."

The Barons foursome defeated Natalie Gundrum of Prairie Mountain 6-4 in the A side final and Cullen said that win was big.

"It was a huge relief. It did take a little bit of the stress and nerves off because now we had a second chance. We knew we couldn't let our feet off the gas pedal."

And they didn't. 

Cullen, Millan, Maguet and Schirle defeated Katy Lukowich of Miles Macdonell 5-4 in the B side semifinals and then beat Gundrum 9-6 in the B final to claim the provincial title.

"It was awesome," said Cullen who won her first provincial curling championship playing third for her sister Kathryn two years ago in Dauphin. "We all had a big group hug and we were all crazy excited. It's unreal."

"It was nice to win with my sister but it was also super cool to win it with me being the skip and the leader of the team," added Cullen. "They're awesome in their own ways."

Millan is also a two-time provincial champion as she played lead on that 2017 Barons team.

Brianna Cullen said they put in a lot of time and effort and it paid off as they brought the provincial championship banner back to Beausejour.

"We had to work super hard for it. We had lots of practices to get ready for it. To be able to win it with those girls - they're awesome. They're some of my good friends. It doesn't get much better than that."

 

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Thursday, March 21st

CSHL
Ste. Anne at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 2-1)

HTJHL
Red River vs Springfield
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 2-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Brandon at Wpg Wild, 7 p.m.
(1st game in best of 5 final)

NHL
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Florida, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Ottawa at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle 5 Oakland 4 (12 innings)

NBA
Denver at Washington, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Utah at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20th

NHL
Winnipeg 3 Anaheim 0 
Toronto 4 Buffalo 2
Tampa Bay 5 Washington 4 (OT)
Vancouver 7 Ottawa 4

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle 9 Oakland 7

NBA
Toronto 123 Oklahoma City 114 (OT)
Cleveland 107 Milwaukee 102
Philadelphia 118 Boston 115
Orlando 119 New Orleans 96
Utah 137 New York 116
Memphis 126 Houston 125 (OT)
Chicago 126 Washington 120 (OT)
Miami 110 San Antonio 105
Portland 126 Dallas 118

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