Stacie Curtis’s rink needs to re-discover some soon if it is to have any realistic hope of a playoff berth at the Canadian women’s curling championship in St. Catharines, Ont.
Curtis, third Erin Porter, second Julie Devereaux and lead Erica Trickett have lost four straight games to see their record drop to 2-4. The latest two losses came Tuesday, as the rink from St. John’s dropped a 6-3 decision to Northern Ontario and then fell 7-4 to Quebec.
The top four finishers at the conclusion of the round robin Friday morning advance to the Page playoff , and history has shown that teams can’t afford more than five losses to have any realistic playoff aspirations. Even then, it is no certain proposition. In the past, some teams have failed to advance with just four losses.
If the St. John’s rink is to begin a rebound, it will have to do so against some tough competition. Newfoundland’s competition this morning is former champion Rachel Homan of Ontario, who was undefeated heading into Tuesday’s late games, and reigning champ Chelsea Carey and Team Canada in tonight’s draw.