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Ladner’s Connor Deane brings home curling bronze

Third-place finish at B.C. Men’s Provincial’s
Ladner’s Connor Deane, far left, is pictured with Team Richards who finished third at the recent provincial men’s curling championships. Photo submitted by Deane family

Connor Deane was a stone’s throw away from possibly representing B.C. at this year’s Brier in Regina.

Deane played with Team Richard alongside Jeff Richard, Richard Krell and Daniel Wenzek. The team competed in several events in B.C., Alberta, and Minnesota, earning a spot in the BC Men’s Provincial Curling Championship. They went undefeated in the triple knockoff round, beating eventual champions, Team Schneider, in the A-qualifier to make the playoffs…two wins away from going to the Brier.

After a tight game with Team Montgomery from Vancouver Island in the semi-final, Deane’s provincial run came to an end, bringing home the bronze medal.

Deane started his curling journey at the Tunnel Town Curling Club in Grade 7.

He then skipped the Delta Secondary curling team in 2019, earning second place at the High School Provincial Curling Championships.

He continued to compete after graduation, playing at the Junior (U21) level, qualifying for Nationals twice.

After competing in the Canadian Junior Curling Nationals in 2022, he was asked to join Team Canada. His final event in U21 was playing with Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships in Germany in 2023.