Scotties: Host rink locks up playoff spot
ST. CATHARINES, ONT.— It took an extra end, but Rachel Homan’s team was the first into the playoffs at the Canadian women’s curling championship.
The Ottawa Curling Club foursome edged provincial rival Krista McCarville of Northern Ontario 7-6 to get to nine wins without a loss Wednesday.
Ontario concludes their round robin Thursday against Quebec’s Eve Belisle (6-3) in the morning followed by a much-anticipated showdown with Manitoba’s Michelle Englot (8-1) at night. At eight wins, Englot was assured at least a tiebreaker.
Defending champion Chelsea Carey won her seventh straight to get to 7-1. Her Calgary team downed Stacie Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador 11-5 in an evening draw.
Northern Ontario was chasing at 5-3. McCarville recovered from the loss to Homan beating Prince Edward Island’s Robyn MacPhee 7-6 in an extra end.