Team Nova Scotia men, from left, Ben Creaser, Matt Jackson and Michael Brophy during opening weekend competition at the national juniors. – Nick Moase, TC Media
Both Nova Scotia curling teams at the Canadian junior championships in Liverpool finished play Monday with 4-1 records.
The Nova Scotia men’s team, skipped by Acadia student Robert Mayhew and including fellow Acadia students Mike Brophy and Ben Creaser and Dal student Matt Jackson, had clinched a berth in the playoff round with their 4-1 record.
After dropping their opening game 8-7 to New Brunswick Jan. 18, Team Mayhew had won four straight entering their 2 p.m. match Tuesday.
Nova Scotia defeated the Northwest Territories 10-2 Saturday evening, topped B.C. 9-2 Sunday morning, doubled P.E.I. 12-6 Sunday afternoon, and improved to 4-1 with a 5-3 win over the Yukon Monday morning.
Team Mayhew was scheduled to meet Alberta in the eleventh draw Tuesday afternoon to wrap up the round robin portion of the tournament.
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Meanwhile, the Nova Scotia women’s team, skipped by Mary Fay of Chester and with Jennifer Smith of Berwick playing third and former Berwick resident Karlee Burgess at second stone, was also at 4-1 after a 9-6 win over P.E.I. Monday evening.
Team Fay opened with a 10-2 win over Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday afternoon, then moved to 2-0 with a 5-3 win over ManitobaSaturday evening.
After a 9-4 loss to Ontario Sunday afternoon, the NovaScotia women got back on the winning track with a 9-4 win over Northern Ontario Monday afternoon.
Team Fay was on the ice Tuesday morning against New Brunswick but was already guaranteed to move on to the next round regardless of the result.