Halifax, NS – Ontario and Alberta met in the final game of round robin at the Mayflower Curling Club. After a couple of blanked ends, Ontario got on the board first with 2 points in the 3rd. Alberta countered with a duce in the 4th end to tie the game 2-2. The 5th end Ontario scored another 2 after an Alberta take out jammed on a rock in the back of the house. The teams went on to exchange singles and the score after 8 was 5-3 Ontario.
Ontario and Alberta had to wait for the outcome of the Yukon – Quebec game to find out their final placement after round robin. If Yukon won, there would be a 3 way tie for the first two spots in the pool, forcing a tie-breaker. If Yukon was on the losing side Ontario and BC would finish in the 1-2 spots.
Quebec opened the game with 2 points, and lengthened their lead to 5-1 after the 5th. Yukon then fought back after taking 1 point in the 6th, they stole a point in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to force the extra. Without last rock, Yukon’s skip Sarah Koltun attempted a hit and roll to sit shot behind cover. Her hit rolled too far leaving Quebec sitting 1 and the win. The final was 6-5 for Quebec.
In the final game on the ice, Prince Edward Island defeated Newfoundland Labrador 7-5.
Final Standing After Round Robin:
1. Nova Scotia 4-1
2. British Columbia 4-1
3. New Brunswick 2-3
4. Northwest Territories 2-3
5. Manitoba 2-3
6. Sasktachewan 1-4
1. Ontario 4-1
2. Alberta 4-1
3. Yukon 3-2
4. Prince Edward Island 2-3
5. Newfoundland Labrador 1-4
6. Quebec 1-4
Play resumes at the Mayflower Curling Club on Thursday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. with the Crossover games:
Sheet A Manitoba vs Newfoundland
Sheet B New Brunswick vs Yukon
Sheet C Northwest Territories vs Prince Edward Island
Sheet D Saskatchewan vs Quebec
Medal Games will be played on Friday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Sheet A Ontario vs British Columbia
Sheet D Nova Scotia vs Alberta
Bronze Medal Game – Friday, February 18th at 2:30 p.m.
Gold Medal Game – Friday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m.