2:30 a.m., Feb. 7)
skip earns berth in Canadian Junior final
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
women's final will be broadcast by TSN at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
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