Friday, January 24, 2014

Cdn Jr. Curling Championships: Win & Stay! Lose & Go!

Win and you're in! That's the simple scenario for Mary Fay's Nova Scotia curling team as they get set for their final championship pool game this morning at the M and M Juniors in Liverpool. Last night, the Chester rink came back from a 4-1 deficit to edge Saskatchewan 7-6 and improve their record to 7-2. The Fay foursome meets 3-6 Quebec this morning at 8 o'clock. A win would secure a semi-final berth against BC tomorrow. A loss might mean a tie-breaker later today. Alberta has already clinched top spot and a trip to tomorrow afternoon's final.
Meanwhile, in the Mens division, Nova Scotia's Robert Mayhew needs to win and needs some help to stay alive. After a 5 and 4 record, the Windsor team must beat 6-3 Saskatchewan to remain in the hunt. They also need Northern Ontario to beat Alberta. If those results unfold, there will be tiebreakers to determine who heads to the playoffs. Those matches are also this morning at 8 at Queens Place Emera Centre. Manitoba will be in Sunday's final after going 9-1.