P.E.I. junior team drops seeding game at nationals

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The Kyle Holland rink dropped its first game of the seeding pool Tuesday at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian junior curling championships in Liverpool, N.S.

The Charlottetown Curling Complex squad of third Tony Nabuurs, second Alex Sutherland, lead Taylor McInnis and coach Angela Hodgson lost 10-8 to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Trailing 3-2 through three ends, Newfoundland scored three in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Holland scored a deuce in the sixth before giving up a triple in the seventh to trail

9-5 going to the eighth.

The Island squad scored two in eighth and a single in the ninth to head to the 10th down one. Newfoundland iced the game with a single in the final end.

The Holland rink finished preliminary play 1-5 after losing 11-6 to the Yukon on Tuesday. Holland was trailing 7-2 when they scored four in the ninth to pull within one. The Yukon answered with four in the 10th.

Holland plays Nunavut Thursday at 2 p.m.

The top eight men’s and women’s teams advanced to the championship round while the bottom six go to the seeding pools. The records will be used to seed the teams for next year’s event.

Veronica Smith’s Cornwall Curling Club rink went 2-4 in preliminary play on the women’s side. They play this morning at 9:30 a.m. and again tonight at 6:30 p.m.

The team includes third Chloe McCloskey, second Sabrina Smith, lead Katie Fullerton and coach Bill Hope.

Organizations: Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Yukon, Liverpool Nunavut

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