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P.E.I. junior women's curling rink drops final round-robin game

The Lauren Ferguson rink will be making its debut at the New Holland Canadian junior curling championships as Team P.E.I. in Prince Albert, Sask., starting on Saturday. Team members are, from left, Ferguson, third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris and lead Lexie Murray.
The Lauren Ferguson rink are, from left, Ferguson, third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris and lead Lexie Murray. - Contributed

P.E.I.’s two representatives at the 2019 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships headed into the final day of round-robin play on winning notes.

The Lauren Ferguson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club scored five in the sixth end en route to an 11-5 decision over the Northwest Territories on Monday night. Also in the same draw, Tyler Smith’s squad from the Charlottetown Curling Complex counted two four-enders in a 13-4 win over the Northwest Territories.

Smith, third stone Ryan Abraham, second stone Alex MacFadyen and lead Ryan Lowery took a 2-3 record into Tuesday night final round-robin game against New Brunswick.

Ferguson, third stone Katie Shaw, second stone Alexis Burris and lead Lexie Murray sat at 1-4 heading into their round-robin finale against Manitoba on Tuesday morning.

P.E.I. didn’t fare well against Manitoba, however. They surrendered four in the first end, en route to a 9-3 defeat to fall to 1-5. P.E.I. scored singles in the second, fifth and seventh ends. The teams shook hands following the eighth end.

The top four teams from each seven-team pool advance to the championship round while the remaining teams will compete in a seeding pool.

The national under-21 championships will conclude on Sunday.

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