Saturday, February 21, 2015

Manitoba-Alberta Final At Scotties

Alberta’s Val Sweeting is moving on to the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
She beat Saskatchewan’s Stefanie Lawton 7-6 in semifinal play at Mosaic Place on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game. Lawton had a chance to send the game to an extra end, but a draw to the four foot came up short giving Sweeting the victory. With her last shot, Sweeting came down to a Lawton stone in the four foot on a shot that if not made could have given the Saskatoon rink a shot at three and the win.

Olympic champion Jennifer Jones of Manitoba locked up a berth in Sunday’s final by winning the one-two Page Playoff game on Friday.

Lawton made the Mosaic Place crowd in Moose Jaw happy earlier on Saturday as she beat Canada’s Rachel Homan in the three-four Page Playoff game ending Homan's two year run as Team Canada.

The medal games will be played Sunday with Lawton facing Homan at 2 followed by the championship matchup at 7.

This year’s Scotties winner will represent Canada at the March 14-22 world women’s curling championship in Sapporo, Japan.

Over 60-thousand people have taken in the event and organizers are expecting the totals to be over 65-thousand by the time tomorrow is over.


Anonymous said...

Sask ladies did our Province proud

Anonymous said...

It would have been a night to remember had Lawton played Jones in the final. That three ender killed her.

Nothing to hang her head about though.

Nice job with the shows this week. I'm guessing that wasn't easy.