British Columbia advances to second tiebreaker at Juniors
British Columbia (Dailene Sivertson of Victoria) made quick work of Alberta (Nadine Chyz of Calgary), 12-1 Saturday morning to advance to a second tiebreaker this afternoon at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors. British Columbia opened with a deuce in the first end, then proceeded to steal one in the second and three in the third for a quick 6-0 lead. After Alberta took one in the fourth end, British Columbia counted three in the fifth followed by another steal of three in the sixth, which signalled the end. British Columbia had finished the round robin in a three-way tie for third with Alberta and Saskatchewan (Trish Paulsen), all with 8-4 marks, thus necessitating tiebreakers. Since Saskatchewan had defeated both during the round robin, it sat out the first tiebreaker. Now, British Columbia faces Saskatchewan this afternoon at 2:30 pm, with the winner advancing to Saturday night’s semi-final at 7:30 pm against Northern Ontario (Kendra Lilly of Sudbury). Similarly, the men’s semi-final tonight, also at 7:30 pm, pits Ontario (Jake Walker of Kitchener) against Saskatchewan (Braeden Moskowy of Regina). Ontario (Rachel Homan of Ottawa), which went undefeated during the round robin with a 12-0, and Manitoba (Alex Forrest of Winnipeg), with a 10-2 record, each finished first to advance to their respective finals. The women’s final will be played Sunday at 2:30 pm while the men’s final will begin at 7:30 pm ET, with both games from Le Colisée televised live on TSN across Canada.