Christopher Gallant is 4-0 after sweeping a pair of games Friday at the Pepsi provincial juniors curling championship in Cornwall.
The Charlottetown Curling Complex rink beat Matthew MacLean (O’Leary/Cornwall) 10-2 in seven ends and Shawn Pitre (Charlottetown) 4-3.
The Gallant rink, which is in first place heading into today’s final day of preliminary play, scored five in the six and added two more in the seventh for the victory. They added singles in the second, third and fourth ends.
MacLean had singles in the first and fifth ends.
Gallant scored singles in the second, fourth, fifth and 10th ends against Pitre in a battle of undefeated teams. Pitre responded with one in the third, seventh and eighth ends.
Pitre is in second place at 3-1 at the seven-team tournament.
The Gallant rink has three players, Gallant, Kyle Holland and Andrew Cameron, back from last year’s championship team. Taylor McInnis is throwing second stone with skip Alex Matters not back this year.
Alex MacFadyen (Summerside) and Tyler Smith (Cornwall) are each 2-2 while Cody Dixon (Montague) is 2-3. MacLean is 1-3 and Justin Campbell (Summerside) 0-4.
Amanda MacLean is atop the women’s standings with a perfect 3-0 record after three days of competition.
MacLean, whose team was P.E.I.’s 2011 Canada Games representative, wraps up her round robin today at 10 a.m. against Emily Keen (1-2).
Kaleigh MacKay and Veronica Smith are each 2-1 while Rachel O’Connor finished 0-4.
MacLean scored a triple in the eighth end to defeat Cornwall’s O’Connor 9-3 and had five in the seventh to knock off MacKay 8-3. It was MacKay’s first loss of the five-team competition.
The final round robin draws go today at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tiebreakers, if needed, follow at 7 p.m. and, if required, Sunday at 1 p.m.
The semifinals, between the second- and third-place teams from the round robin, go Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the winners taking on the first-place teams in the 7 p.m. final.
End-by-end results are available at peicurling.com/juniors.
The winners advance to the nationals, Feb. 2 to 10, in Fort McMurray, Alta.