New Brunswick secures spot in medal round in men’s curling at the 2011 Canada Winter Games

Halifax, NS – After six draws at the Mayflower Curling Club, New Brunswick remains the only undefeated team in men’s curling and in top spot of Pool A.  Wednesday afternoon in front of packed stands, New Brunswick opened the game against Prince Edward Island with a duce in the 1st end.  They followed it up with a steal of 3 in the 3rd end to take a 5-1 lead over the islanders.  PE took 1 in the 4th, but NB responded in the 4th with 2 points which widened the lead to 7-2.  PE then had a chance for 3 in the 6th but ended up hitting their own and giving  up one which was the game.  PE shook for a final of 8-2 for New Brunswick.  The win guarantees NB a shot at the gold medal with only 1 game to go in the round robin.

In other games, Nova Scotia improved their record to 2-2 with a win over the Quebec.  NS and Quebec kept the game very close, they were exchanging  ones and the score was 2-2 after 6 ends.  NS had a shot for 2 in the 7th but rolled out and only took one, leaving Quebec coming home with the hammer.  Quebec had an open draw only needing a piece of the 8 foot and ended up sialing thorugh the house resulting in another steal for NS making the final score 4-2 for NS.  Quebec record drops to 1-3.

In the final game of draw six, Saskatchewan played the Northwest Territories.  NWT got off to a rough start and couldn’t quite battle back against the strong team from Saskatchewan (SK).  SK scored a duce in the 1st end, followed by a single for NWT in the 2nd.  SK then stole a series of two’s in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th ends giving SK a comfortable 8-1 lead.  NWT had a tough shot for 2 in the 6th and ended up only getting 1 point.  The gap was too big, so the team from NWT called it a game and shook after 6. 

Pool A Standing following Draw 6 (Wednesday, February 23rd at 2:30 p.m.)

New Brunswick 4-0

Saskatchewan 3-1

Nova Scotia 2-2

Northwest Territories 1-3

Prince Edward Island 1-3

Quebec 1-3

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One Response

  1. Way to go team NewBrunswick. We are very proud of you!

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