P.E.I. rinks get into win column at the Canadian juniors

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Prince Edward Island teams won their first games Sunday at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian juniors curling championship in Liverpool, N.S.

The Veronica Smith rink out of the Cornwall Curling Club defeated Northern Ontario 10-4 in nine ends and Newfoundland and Labrador 10-3 in eight ends.

The team, which includes third Chloe McCloskey, second Sabrina Smith, lead Katie Fullerton and coach Bill Hope, lost 13-4 to Manitoba and 8-1 to Ontario on Saturday’s opening day.

Against Northern Ontario, Smith scored deuces in the first, sixth and ninth ends and added three in the fifth and a single in the third. Northern Ontario scored singles in the second, fourth, seventh and eighth ends.

In the night draw, Smith scored three in the first, gave up singles in the next two ends before scoring deuces in the fourth, fifth and sixth ends. The teams traded singles in the seventh and eighth before shaking hands.

The Island squad is 2-2 in pool B heading into today’s action. They play New Brunswick at 9:30 a.m. and Nova Scotia at 6:30 p.m.



The Kyle Holland rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex beat the Northwest Territories 11-3 and lost 12-6 to Nova Scotia in eight-end games on Sunday.

The team, which includes third Tony Nabuurs, who delivers skip stones; second Alex Sutherland, lead Taylor McInnis and coach Angela Hodgson, lost 12-7 to New Brunswick on Saturday.

Leading the Northwest Territories 5-3 through five ends, Holland scored a single in the sixth, a deuce in the seventh and completed the game with three in the seventh.

Holland was leading Nova Scotia 6-3 through five ends before giving up six in the sixth end and three in the eighth. Holland had scored deuces in the first, third and fifth ends.

The Island team is 1-2 in pool B. They play British Columbia at 9:30 a.m. and Alberta at 2 p.m.



Organizations: Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Northern Ontario, Liverpool Holland New Brunswick Nova Scotia Northwest Territories Manitoba Ontario British Columbia Alberta

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