New Brunswick wins battle of the undefeated.
Sylvie Robichaud, the only female skip at this edition of the Canadian Mixed, continued her winning ways leading her Moncton based squad to a fourth consecutive victory edging the previously unbeaten team from Ontario. Robichaud scored two in the 9th to go ahead 7-5. Homan roared back with a deuce of his own in the 10th to force an extra end. In the 11th, however, the Moncton foursome had Ontario in all kinds of trouble forcing Homan to attempt a raise double take-out to force Robichaud to deliver her final stone. He was unsuccessful leaving two yellow counters in play for a hard fought 9-7 win for Robichaud. In other fifth round action, Quebec’s Martin Ferland thrashed Newfoundland & Labrador’s Gary Alcock 13-3. Former Canadian mixed champion Sean Grassie of Winnipeg stayed close to the leaders with late game heroics once again. Down 5-3 without the hammer in the 8th, Grassie stole three points to take the lead against Nova Scotia. Sutherland tied the game in the 9th only to lose the game when the Manitobans scored one in the 10th. The Nova Scotians drop to 1-3. PEI’s Brett Gallant stopped Northern Ontario 9-7. The Thunder Bay foursome were without skip Mike Assad who missed the game because of illness. Andrew Nerpin moved to the skip position while the Sudbury CC’s Chris Johnson came in to spare at second. Johnson was the winning skip of the 1997 Canadian Mixed championship. Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island are tied for third place with 3-1 marks. Saskatchewan’s Jason Ackerman, with the afternoon bye, is alone in second place at 3-0. Alberta, also with the afternoon off, remains at 2-1. British Columbia’s Doug Marshall of Chilliwack made his way to the win column scoring often in subduing the Yukon’s Scott Hamilton 13-3. His record improves to 1-2. NWT’s Steve Moss and Nunavut’s Ed Sattelberger, with afternoon byes, are at 0-3 along with the Yukon’s Hamilton. Newfoundland & Labrador are at 0-4. Standings www.curling.ca/championships/mixed/draw-schedule/standings/ For complete results, visit the CCA’s CurlCast www.curling.ca/championships/curlcast-1/ Draws continue throughout the week at the Sudbury Curling Club with game times each day – Saturday, November 12 to Thursday, November 17 – at 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The final draw is Friday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by playoffs leading to the championship final Saturday, November 19th at 1:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).