HCC’s Team Hack Attack in second at World Masters Games

INNSBRUCK – The Huntley Curling Club’s (HCC) mixed masters team is off to a great start at this week’s 2020 Winter World Masters Games (WWMG) in Innsbruck, Austria.

The WWMG 2020 are the World’s Greatest Winter Sports Festival for 30+ Year Olds. The IMGA as world governing body for Masters sport event is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and aimed at adult athletes from all over the world.

More than 3.000 participants are expected in Innsbruck in January 2020 to celebrate this unique winter sports festival. Athletes will compete for more than 2.000 medals in twelve different sports including Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Ski Orienteering, Ski Mountaineering, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Short Track, Ice Hockey and Curling.

The HCC’s team, Team Hack Attack, is representing Canada in the mixed curling event. To compete in mixed curling, athletes must be 35-years-old and up. The team includes Gord Turcotte, Karen Johnson, Kerry Johnson and Christine Dewar.

Hack Attack is off to a great start in its pool with a 4-1 record. That record is good enough for second in the pool behind Germany (5-0) and just ahead of USA 3 (4-2). Hack Attack has one more game to play in the first round against Switzerland today (Jan. 16).

The curling tournament wraps up tomorrow (Jan. 17) with all medal games being played. If you are interested in watching the tournament, you can do so on YouTube by clicking here.

West Carleton Online will catch up with the team upon their return.