Fresh off a provincial high school title win, Team Habkirk added to its medal haul with a win at the Tim Horton's B.C. juvenile men's curling championships in Prince George.
The Centennial Secondary-based rink edged Team Bartlett of Grand Forks 7-3 in the gold medal game, to collect the B.C. crown.
It also clinched the lone B.C. berth to the Optimist International under-18 Curling championship, which goes later this month in Langley.
The Coquitlam Curling Club squad, which includes skip Kyle Habkirk, third Nicholas Umbach, second Ryan Harbrink and lead Kento Sato, shook off a loss to North Shore in the second round robin match before bouncing back to defeat two rinks from Prince George to launch them into the final.
"We just had a bad game," Habkirk said of the loss. "We were just tired and not our usual selves. We had a bit of trouble there but we put it behind us."
Against Bartlett, Habkirk scored three in the second before the Grand Forks rink tallied a pair in the third. Up 4-3 after five ends, the Coquitlam crew added three more to end it with a comfortable margin.
"It took us about an end to get use to the ice - they made some changes before the final," said the skip. "When we got to the fourth end we really got some wind in our sails."
It's been a strong season for the team, adding a variety of titles to their resume. The foursome had earlier placed third at the B.C. juniors.
Earning the B.C. ticket to the Optimist event, which runs March 27 to 31, was a prime feather, since it features the best juvenile competition from across Canada, the U.S. and as far away as Japan.
"We struggled a bit last season so we practiced hard for this season," noted Habkirk. "This was our last chance to go the [u-18] juvenile tournament, which was something I've wanted to do."