Alberta wins Scotties Tournament of Hearts

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Alberta skip Chelsea Carey celebrates her win over Northern Ontario during the gold medal game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Grande Prairie, Alta., on Sunday.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - Alberta's Chelsea Carey defeated Northern Ontario's Krista McCarville 7-6 on Sunday to win the Canadian women's curling championship.

Carey's Alberta rink will represent Canada at next month's women's world curling championship in Swift Current, Sask.

They'll also return to next year's Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., wearing the Maple Leaf as Team Canada.

Carey finished first in round-robin play and then beat defending champion Jennifer Jones in the Page 1-2 playoff on Friday to make the final.

McCarville, who finished fourth in the preliminary round, advanced to the final when she toppled Jones in the semifinal on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Jones won the bronze medal by downing Manitoba's Kerri Einarson 8-7.

Organizations: Team Canada

Geographic location: Alberta, GRANDE PRAIRIE, Northern Ontario Canada Swift Current, Sask. Maple Leaf Manitoba

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