SHAWINIGAN, Que. – It was a tough day for P.E.I. teams at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships.
Lauren Lenentine’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club dropped two games in the championship round, and the Alex MacFadyen squad from the Silver Fox in Summerside lost a high-scoring decision in its only game of the day in the seeding round.
Lenentine, after a 5-0 (won-lost) start, now has an overall record of 5-4 while MacFadyen is 3-5.
New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau rink took advantage of last-rock advantage against Lenentine in the morning draw. Comeau scored three deuces and one three-ender with the hammer en route to a 9-6 victory.
Lenentine, third stone Kristie Rogers, second stone Breanne Burgoyne and lead Rachel O’Connor then dropped a 9-4 decision to Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik (5-3). A four-ender in the third end gave Alberta a 5-2 lead, and they would not trail the rest of the way.
The P.E.I. team then faces Laurie St-Georges (7-2) of Quebec on Friday morning.
In men’s play, Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (4-5) stole deuces in the sixth and eighth ends en route to an 8-6 win over MacFadyen, who countered with a deuce in the ninth and a steal of one in the 10th.
MacFadyen, third stone James Dalton, second stone Leslie Noye and lead Parker MacFadyen will face New Brunswick’s Liam Marin (4-4) on Friday afternoon.