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(Posted 2:30 a.m., Feb. 7)
Orléans skip earns berth in Canadian Junior final
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Orléans skip Rachel Homan has earned a berth in the final of the Canadian Junior Curling Championship after finishing the round robin portion of the event in first place.

The Ontario rink of Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, and Lynn Kreviazuk won both their games on Friday to finish on top of the leaderboard with a 10-2 record. By finishing in first place the Ottawa Curling Club foursome earned a bye straight through to Sunday's final where they will face the winner of Saturday's semi-final between Alberta and Manitoba.

The Homan rink bounced back from an extra end loss to British Columbia Thursday night to down the Northwest Territories 13-2, in Friday's morning draw. They then had the afternoon off before taking on Saskatchewan.

Ontario scored three in the second end and two in the fourth to take a commanding 5-1 lead. After forcing Saskatchewan to take one in the fifth, they blanked the sixth end and then scored another three in the seventh to go up 8-2. After Homan and compnay stole a point in the eight end, the two teams shook hands and called it a day.

The former Navan Curling Club member has shot 94 per cent in her last two games and is second among the skips for the week at 80 per cent, one percentage point back of Alberta's Casey Scheidegger who has shot 81 per cent.

Homan is trying to become the first skip from Ontario to win the Canadian Junior Championship since Kim Gellard pulled off the feat in Trois-Rivières in 1993.

The women's final will be broadcast by TSN at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

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