Island rinks defeat Yukon at junior championships

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Prince Edward Island scored three triples Tuesday to defeat Yukon 10-4 in eight ends at the Canadian junior men's curling championship in Stratford, Ont.

The Matthew MacLean-skipped rink from the Maple Leaf and Cornwall curling clubs counted three in the second, fourth and eighth end while adding a single in the single. Yukon scored one in the third and three in the fifth.

P.E.I. (2-4), which includes lead Jordan MacLean, second Noah O'Connor and third Alan MacLean, misses out on the championship round. They will play on in the seeding round to determine rankings for the 2017 championships.


P.E.I.'s women's team finished with triples in the final two ends to defeat Yukon 11-5 in eight ends.

The Katie Fullerton-skipped rink from the Cornwall Curling Club trailed 1-0 before scoring deuces in the second and third ends to take a 4-1 lead. Yukon scored two in the fourth to cut the lead to one. The Island squad added a single in the fifth before giving up a deuce in the sixth to tie the game 5-5.

P.E.I. (2-4), which includes lead Aleya Quilty, second Sabrina Smith and third Chloe McCloskey, is also in the seeding round.

Organizations: Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Yukon, Prince Edward Island, Stratford Maple Leaf

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