Amber Holland goes into Tuesday play at the Scotties tied for first place. The Team Canada rink is 4-1 as is Kelly Scott of BC after beating Jennifer Jones in a rematch of last year's final. It was a weird game as Holland's 2nd---Tammy Schneider had to be replaced after suffering a lower-body injury while the big end was a Holland steal of 2 when Jones' 2nd--Jill Officer wiped out burning a rock that likely would have resulted in Jones picking up one. By the way, was I the only one who noticed the less than friendly handshake that Jones gave Holland when it was over. I think someone (Jennifer) was pouty when that was one was done.
While Holland is tied for first, Michelle Englot's Saskatchewan rink is in a group right behind at 3-2. Englot rebounded from a tough loss to Prince Edward Island by throttling Ontario in the evening draw.
With Rod Pedersen in Mexico, I will be doing the Sportscage this week. We will remember the life of Cal Murphy on today's show and I hope to get the latest from Red Deer. With the draw starting at 230, it may be tough to get someone on as there is a quick turnaround time and the three Regina reporters that are there--Murray McCormick, Lee Jones and Derek Meyers are busy trying to get their stuff filed.
My condolences go out to the friends and family of Leader-Post columnist Ron Petrie. News of his death surprised me as I did not know he had been battling cancer for a year. As I have said many times before, I really hope that someday we find a cure for such a terrible disease that has taken away so many good people wayyyy too early. I was always amused by his columns.