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Colchester County cousins playing for gold at national junior curling championship

Lindsey Burgess, left, and her cousin Karlee will play for a national junior women's curling title on Sunday.
Lindsey Burgess, left, and her cousin Karlee Burgess will play for a national junior women's curling title on Sunday. Submitted

SHAWINIGAN, Que. – Colchester County cousins Karlee and Lindsey Burgess will play for gold on Sunday at the Canadian junior women’s curling championship.

The Burgess girls are members of the Kaitlyn Jones Nova Scotia rink, who ripped through round-robin and championship pool play with a first-place overall record of 9-1 at the national tournament.

Karlee, of Hilden, throws second stones, while Lindsey, who lives in Truro, is lead. Kristin Clarke is the team’s third.

Karlee won national and world gold in 2016 as a member of Mary Fay’s Chester rink. This is Lindsey’s first national championship appearance.

TSN will provide live coverage of Sunday’s final, beginning at 2 p.m. Atlantic time.

Nova Scotia wrapped up championship play on Friday morning with an 8-4 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador to book its spot in the final. In that match, the Bluenosers took firm control by scoring two in the sixth end to snap a 3-3 tie. They would steal two in the seventh, on their way to victory.

In the late draw on Thursday, the Jones foursome edged Northern Ontario 5-3.

New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau will meet Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges in a semifinal on Saturday to determine who will meet Jones in the gold-medal game.

Nova Scotia’s lone loss of the championship was a 12-2 setback to Quebec early in the week.

The national champion will represent Canada at the world championship Match 3 to 11 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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