Published on December 31, 2013
Jennifer Smith of Berwick, second from left, and skip Mary Fay, left, and teammates Karlee Burgess and Janique Leblanc captured the 2014 women’s title at the 2014 Nova Scotia U21 Junior Provincials, held Dec. 27 to 31 at the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville.
Published on January 21, 2014
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
The Nova Scotia men’s and women’s teams were both still in the hunt Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Liverpool after both teams split a pair of games in championship round play Wednesday.
Entering the eight-team championship round, the Nova Scotia women, skipped by Mary Fay of Chester and including Jennifer Smith of Berwick as mate, were seeded sixth.
The Nova Scotia men, skipped by Acadia student Robert Mayhew, began the championship round seeded seventh.
Team Fay was edged 7-6 by British Columbia, the second seed, in the afternoon draw Wednesday, Jan. 22, but came back in the evening draw to score a 6-3 victory over top-seed Alberta, handing the Albertans their first loss of the tournament.
The match was called after nine ends after Fay scored one in the ninth for a three-point lead.
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Entering play on Thursday, Alberta led the women’s standings at 7-1, with Nova Scotia and British Columbia right behind at 6-2.
Team Fay was scheduled to play Saskatchewan, the third seed, in the evening draw Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.
On the men’s side, Team Mayhew dropped a 5-4 decision to third-seed Ontario in the afternoon draw on Wednesday, then rebounded for a 10-5 win over fourth-seed Northern Ontario in the evening draw.
Entering play Thursday, Manitoba led the men’s standings at a perfect 8-0, and had already clinched a berth in Sunday’s gold medal final. New Brunswick was second at 6-2, with Nova Scotia in a five-way tie for third at 5-3.
Team Mayhew was scheduled to play top-ranked Manitoba in the afternoon draw on Thursday.