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After opening-round win, Newfoundland & Labrador prepares for big test at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Erica Curtis is skip of Newfoundland and Labrador's entry at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women's curling championship in Yorkton, Sask. — Curling Canada/YouTube
Erica Curtis is skip of Newfoundland and Labrador's entry at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women's curling championship in Yorkton, Sask. — Curling Canada/YouTube - YouTube

Erica Curtis and her St. John's rink take on former Canadian and world champion Rachel Homan today in Moose Jaw, Sask.

Newfoundland and Labrador has just one game today at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championship in Moose Jaw, Sask., but it will be a big test for the Erica Curtis rink from St. John’s.

Curtis, third Erin Porter, second Julie Devereaux and lead Beth Hamilton opened their preliminary-round schedule Saturday with a 6-3 win over the Yukon. This morning, the Newfoundlanders take on three-time Scotties and 2017 world champion Rachel Homan and her Ontario representatives.

Curtis and Co. are in a pool that also includes Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and the Wild Card entry, skipped by another former Canadian world champion, Jennifer Jones.

The top four finishers in each of the two eight-team preliminary-round pools will advance to the next phase while maintaining championship hopes.

Homan and her team defeated Jones and her Winnipeg rink 9-6 on Saturday night.

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