Team Wipf has gone by many names this season. It's safe to say they've all been aced by their newest: Team Canada.

Cochrane curlers Ky Macaulay and Max Cinnamon will be representing Canada at the Junior World Curling Championship as members of Team Wipf, which was crowned the national U21 men's curling champions on Mar. 31 in Fort McMurray.

It followed a gruelling week of curling against the best U21 teams in the nation. In the end, they went 7-1 in preliminary play to top their pool and advance directly into the semifinals. There, they beat Manitoba's Team Freeman, 7-5, who earlier tarnished their otherwise perfect record.

The final came down to thefinal rock of the tenth end against Nova Scotia's Team MacIssac. MacIssac grabbed two in the ninth end to tie the score, 6-6. The Wipf Rink used the hammer in the final end to their advantage. Skip Kenan Wipf made no mistake on his delivery, stopping in the back of the four-foot to claim gold. 

Third Maccaulay says they went into the national championship expecting stiff competition.

"In our pool, none of those teams were pushovers and we knew we were going to have to be at our best and make as many shots as possible just to have a close game and come out on top of those games, especially against MacIsaac," says Macaulay. "His whole team has just phenomenal curlers. We gave it our all in that game and we were fortunate enough to come out on top, but definitely it could have gone either way."

He says the season hadn't been going the way they had hoped, and they worked out a few kinks in advance of provincials.

"We just peaked at the right moment and put everything together when we needed to and we were just able to roll that through to nationals, which was something that was really good to feel as a team and be able to be a part of."

"This is only my second nationals in my career," he says, "and this is my first ever junior one and my last junior eligibility. So, it's a real special year for me to be able to compete in my first ever junior nationals and only junior nationals and come out on top."

MacCaulay's season isn't quite over. On Wednesday, he leaves for Lethbridge to play in the U21 mixed doubles provincial championship with Claire Booth, who skipped one of the women's teams in the U21 national championship.

READ MORE: Ky Macaulay becomes first back-to-back mixed doubles provincial champion

"After that, it'll be a couple of weeks of rest, healing and recovery from a massive month of playdown curling and national championships. Then we'll probably get into some Team Canada stuff in the offseason."

There's plenty of curling history between the players on this team, dating back to when they first developed an appetite for the sport. Ky and Max curled together at a young age, and both have since played with Kenan, who is Max's cousin. Max has been a member of Team Wipf since U18, and Ky joined them this season. They also curled together for the Dinos.

For the Cinnamon family, it was the second national title of the season. The week before, Max's sister Zoe won her second consecutive USports title as a member of UAlberta's Gray-Wither Rink. It's not the first time both have headed to nationals in the same season.

READ MORE: Zoe and Max Cinnamon are both heading to curling nationals

Details on the Worlds haven't been finalized but should become clearer in the coming months.