Newfoundland teams come up short in morning draws

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NATIONAL JUNIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Newfoundland and Labrador's male and female representatives lost their early round games at the Canadian junior curling championships in Salmon Arm, B.C. Thursday.

On the men's side, Brett Gallant of Charlottetown edged Newfoundland's Kelly Schuh 8-7 in an extra end, while Prince Edward Island 's Erin Carmody beat Newfoundland's Erin Porter 11-7 in the female section.

Kylie Power (centre) of Erin Porter's Re/Max Centre (St. John's Curling Club) rink watches as teammates Alysha Renouf (right) and Leah Prosser (left) sweep her stone down the ice during their Draw 13 match against P.E.I. at the 2009 Canadian junior curlin

Newfoundland and Labrador's male and female representatives lost their early round games at the Canadian junior curling championships in Salmon Arm, B.C. Thursday.

On the men's side, Brett Gallant of Charlottetown edged Newfoundland's Kelly Schuh 8-7 in an extra end, while Prince Edward Island 's Erin Carmody beat Newfoundland's Erin Porter 11-7 in the female section.

Newfoundland's men's team of Cory Schuh, Scott Eaton and Stephen Moss were 4-5 after the early draw, while the provincial women's team of Alysha Renouf, Kylie Power and Leah Prosser was 2-7.

Newfoundland's teams played representatives from New Brunswick in the late draw Thursday night. The results were unavailable at The Telegram's press deadline.

In the women's draw, Whitehorse's Sarah Koltun defeated rival Kate Maksymowich of Yellowknife 9-4, after building a 6-1 lead through six ends. Makysomich returned to play after nursing a cartilage injury.

"Usually, it's a big rivalry," Koltun said. "When we beat them at the Winter Games, they were really mad."

Koltun's rink improved its record to a respectable 4-5.

On the men's side, Yukon's Thomas Scoffin beat Northwest Territories' Colin Miller 4-1.

Koltun has already eclipsed her previous two trips to the junior championships. She posted a 0-12 record last year in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., while in 2007 in St. Catharines, Ont.,her team was 1-11.

However, that single victory came against the Northwest Territories.

Koltun's highlight so far this year was beating defending champion Kaitlyn Lawes of Winnipeg Wednesday night in Draw 12, stealing singles in the ninth and 10th ends to earn a shocking 8-6 win.

The three leaders on the women's side all had morning byes: Ontario (7-1), Alberta (6-2) and Manitoba (5-3).

In other games Thursday morning, British Columbia improved to 5-4 with a 10-2 pasting of Nova Scotia. Prince Edward Island joined the hosts with the win over Porter and Northern Ontario edged New Brunswick 6-5.

On the men's side, Northern Ontario and Prince Edward Island were tied for first place at 7-2. Dylan Johnston's Thunder Bay rink beat New Brunswick 8-4.

The other game saw Nova Scotia defeat B.C., 6-3.

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Salmon Arm Charlottetown Northwest Territories New Brunswick Nova Scotia Northern Ontario Yukon Sault Ste. Marie Winnipeg Ontario Alberta Manitoba British Columbia Thunder Bay

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  • Kim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    A couple of corrections:

    Team Porter curlso out of Bally Haly, not the St. John's Curling Club/Remax Centre and when giving the names of the members of the NL Junior Women's Curling Team, skip Erin Porter's name was not included.

  • Kim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    A couple of corrections:

    Team Porter curlso out of Bally Haly, not the St. John's Curling Club/Remax Centre and when giving the names of the members of the NL Junior Women's Curling Team, skip Erin Porter's name was not included.