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Friday, September 29, 2023

Miskew cracks McCarville’s success streak to pick up 2nd win at Scotties


Key takeaways: 

  • Reigning winner Einarson defeats Nova Scotia’s Black to stay undefeated.
  • Wild Card 3 cut Emma Miskew has a rock during an 8-5 victory over Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ont., Sunday.

Emma Miskew defeats McCarville: 

Ere this week’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Emma Miskew had curled one match in 27 years without Rachel Homan.

Now, with Homan designating Canada in assorted doubles at the Beijing Olympics, Miskew is not only curling without her longtime teammate but serving in for Homan as a skip of the Wild Card 3 squad from the Ottawa Curling Club at the Canadian women’s championship in Thunder Bay, Ont.

“It’s beginning to be a little bit less weird every match,” Miskew stated Sunday after enhancing to 2-1 with an 8-5 victory over Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville (2-1). “I’m still certainly outside my convenience zone, but the squad’s playing amazing in front of me, and every match is just getting a little bit more comfortable.” Source –

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Emma Miskew defeats McCarville

In another Pool B game Sunday afternoon, the Wild Card 1 squad from Manitoba (2-1) with Selena Njegovan skipping for Tracy Fleury robbed six points over four ends for a 9-1 victory over Suzanne Birt of P.E.I. (1-1).

“I wouldn’t say it was our match plan,” second Liz Fyfe stated of the steals. “We’re taking advantage of the possibilities when we’re getting them. They worked a little bit, and we sorted of put stress on them and came out with some concrete points.”Defending champ Einarson vibrates off early rust to beat Duncan at Scotties.” Fleury has been pushed to isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test. Source –

In other matches, Andrea Crawford of New Brunswick enhanced to 3-0 with a 6-3 victory over Brigitte MacPhail of Nunavut (0-3), while Saskatchewan’s Penny Barker (1-1) made an 8-6 triumph over Sarah Hill of Newfoundland and Labrador (0-2).

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