Defence Prevails!

Liverpool NS, October 26, 2021.Queens Emera Place. Home Hardware Pre Trials.Skip Colton Flasch.Curling Canada/ Michael Burns Photo

Teams continue to find their stride at the 2021 Home Hardware Pre Trials Presented by New Holland

Even the soggy downpour of an Atlantic wind and rainstorm couldn’t keep the flame of Olympic dreams from heating up on Tuesday evening at the 2021 Home Hardware Pre Trials, Presented by New Holland. 

And as the weather outside continued to intensify, so too did the shotmaking inside for draw 6 action at Queens Emera Place in Liverpool, NS.

Fans, both inside the event and streaming at home on Curling Canada’s YouTube page, were treated to a tightly contested feature match which saw Colton Flasch (2-0; Saskatoon) defeat Braden Calvert (0-2; Winnipeg) by a score of 3-2. The match was a low scoring affair bookended by six total blank ends and both teams executing a defensive approach towards scoreboard management.

Liverpool NS, October 26, 2021.Queens Emera Place. Home Hardware Pre Trials.Skip Jill Brothers.Curling Canada/ Michael Burns Photo

Draw 6 saw four additional women’s matches taking place as well. Team Hollie Duncan (2-1, Dundas, Ont.) defeated local fan favourites Team Jill Brothers (0-2; Halifax) by a score of 11-4 while Team Suzanne Birt (2-1; Montague/Cornwall, P.E.I.) exacted revenge on the Maritimes’ behalf by downing Team Danielle Inglis (1-2; Mississauga, Ont.) by a 10-4 score. Team Corryn Brown (3-0; Kamloops, B.C.) maintained their winning ways by defeating Team Jestyn Murphy (0-2; Mississauga, Ont.) 11-5 while Team Darcy Robertson (2-1; Winnipeg) prevailed in an all Manitoba matchup, defeating Team Mackenzie Zacharias (1-1; Altona, Man.) by a score of 8-5.

The 2021 Home Hardware Pre-Trials will continue Wednesday with draws at 8 a.m., Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (all times Atlantic).

Live scoring, standings and statistics for the 2021 Home Hardware Pre-Trials are available at

Round-robin games are being streamed on Curling Canada’s YouTube channel, while TSN/RDS2 will cover the closing weekend. CLICK HERE for the broadcast schedule.

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