- Gushue bolts up top men’s seed, making bye to Sunday’s final after beating McEwen.
- Kerri Einarson responds to a shot during her side’s 8-4 defeat to Team Rocque at Canadian Olympic curling tests on Friday.
Kerri Einarson faces defeat at the Olympic curling trials:
Kerri Einarson wanted a victory Friday afternoon to book her playoff ticket at Canada’s Olympic curling tests. A failure to Kelsey Rocque not only damage her opportunities of getting the three-team cut, but it also gave two other sides beliefs.
Rocque operated a spoiler in the women’s round-robin finish by posting an 8-4 triumph over Einarson – the powerful national women’s champion – at SaskTel Centre.
The event left Einarson (4-4) in a three-team tiebreaker on Saturday. A victory would have given her a direct way to the semifinal against Jennifer Jones but now Einarson will have to conquer two more matches to get there.
“We never do anything the easy way,” Einarson stated. “We’ve got to just keep grinding and keep fighting out there.” Source – cbc.ca
Jones and top-seeded Tracy Fleury secured up playoff points ahead in the competition. Fleury (8-0) finished round-robin play with a 7-6 victory over Jones in what was a warmup game for the winning skip ahead of Sunday’s final.
Einarson will next play Casey Scheidegger, who defeated Rachel Homan 8-6. The champion of that game Saturday morning will play Krista McCarville in the afternoon for the power to meet Jones in the night.
Scheidegger told she did some scoreboard-watching on the following sheet during her match.
“I can’t believe it, I’m very excited,” she stated. “It’s thrilling really. I have to thank our friend from Alberta, Kelsey Rocque, for helping us out there. So that was very kind of them.” Source – cbc.ca