Sunday, March 27, 2011

Manitoba beat Nova Scotia to advance to National final

Manitoba avenged their round robin defeat by Nova Scotia, stealing the three points that were the difference in their 6-3 semi-final win at the Canadian National Championships in Edmonton.

Nova Scotia, as leaders after round robin play, opened with hammer and took a single in the first. Manitoba had a draw for 2 in the second but came up light and had to settle for 1.

In the 3rd Nova Scotia attempts a tick to prevent a steal but just misses and then blanks the 4th to go into the break down 2-1.

In the 5th Nova Scotia make a hit to score 2 and have a lucky escape when Manitoba's draw for a third point in the 6th end hits a guard. Their luck doesn't hold as they give up a steal of 2 in the 7th and are then run out of stones as Manitoba win 6-3.

Nova Scotia  *  1 0 0 0 2 0 0 x - 3
Manitoba        0 1 1 0 0 2 2 x - 6

Manitoba now plays Alberta in the final and are guaranteed their best result at a National Championship. Alberta need to win to improve on their 2009 performance.

You can see results, line scores and schedule in our 2011 Canadian Nationals coverage on our website

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