George Hilderman and his teammates from Whitehorse found out the hard way why Team Alberta (Armitage) is alone in first place. Armitage and his cohorts from Red Deer put there unblemished record on the line and unblemished it will stay through to round #13. The final score was 9-5!
Team AB’s closest competitor stayed even with them (at least in the win column) as Team NL (Goss) moved solidly past Team NB (Armstrong) winning 9-5 . Team NL is at 6-1.
In another men’s match, Team NS (McCusker) took to the ice versus Ontario (Lewis) with the Ontarians outlasting the Bluenose crew by a 7-4 count. The win places Ontario at 4-2 and NS at 2-4.
In women’s play, three games were contested with two coming down to the proverbial last rock. The host team from the Nanaimo C. C. (Shantz) edged Team Northern Ontario (Esch) 6-5 on last shot heroics by skip Shantz. The win places the west coasters at 3-3 and the team from the North Bay C.C. at 2-4.
The other down-to-the-last-rock game involved Teams SK (Gillies) and PEI (Berry) with the prairie foursome sliding past the islanders 5-4 thanks to the last shot of skip Gillies. The wheat province four now sport a 5-1 record joining AB and NL atop the leader board. The islanders stand at 2-4.
The third women’s game of the draw saw the Buffaloes from MB (Deprez) coast to a 10-5 victory over the team from the Territories although NT skip McKellar-Gillis did have a long runback double to possibly tie the game and it did come close but, in the vernacular, “No cigar”. The result puts Team MB all even at 3-3 with the Territories still trying to secure that first “w”!