Nova Scotia tops Alberta in junior curling playoffs

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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LIVERPOOL – Nova Scotia scored an important victory Wednesday at the Canadian Junior Curling Championship in Liverpool.

Karlee Burgess

The Bluenosers doubled Alberta’s Kelsey Rocque 6-3 in their second playoff game at the event, which runs until Saturday’s final.

Hilden’s Karlee Burgess, 15, throws second stones for the young Chester Curling Club team, which is skipped by Mary Fay, 15, and also includes Jennifer Smith, 15, and Janique LeBlanc, 16.

Rocque finished first overall in the preliminary round at 6-0 while Fay and Ontario’s Molly Greenwood were second at 5-1.

Nova Scotia is scheduled to take on Saskatchewan’s Kristen Streifel today at 6:30 p.m. in their third game of the four-draw playoff round robin.

Fay scored two points in the fifth end to take a 3-2 lead over Rocque then added singles in the sixth and seventh ends for a 5-2 cushion. The teams then traded single points in the eighth and ninth ends.

Fay fell 7-6 to British Columbia’s Kalia Van Osch to open the playoff round earlier Wednesday. Fay jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first end and stretched it to 3-0 in the third end before Van Osch knotted the contest in the fourth end.

Fay scored two in the fifth end for a 5-3 lead before Van Osch took control with singles in the seventh and eighth and two more points in the ninth end for a 7-5 edge. Fay rounded out the game with a single point in the 10th end.

 

Organizations: Chester Curling Club

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Alberta, Ontario Saskatchewan British Columbia

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