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Solid start at Scotties: Newfoundland and Labrador wins first two games in Calgary

Sarah Hill has skipped Newfoundland and Labrador to wins in its first two games at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. — Curling Canada photo/Andrew Klaver/Facebook
Sarah Hill has skipped Newfoundland and Labrador to wins in its first two games at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. — Curling Canada photo/Andrew Klaver/Facebook

Sarah Hill's rink from St. John's faces P.E.I. today

Sarah Hill and her Newfoundland and Labrador entry improved to 2-0 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championship with a 9-3 win over Lori Eddy’s squad from Nunavut Sunday evening in Calgary.

Hill, Beth Hamilton, Lauren Barron and Adrienne Mercer from the Re-Max Centre/St. John’s Curling Club had opened the event Saturday with an 8-7 win over New Brunswick.

N.L. plays P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt 5 p.m. today (NT). Birt lost 8-6 to Quebec Sunday to fall to a 2-1 record.

On Sunday, Hill scored three points in the fourth end for a 5-1 lead, and never looked back.

The 18-team event is divided into two nine-team pools for preliminary play. The top four finishers in each pool advance to the championship round.

Schedule/results

Newfoundland and Labrador’s results to date and remaining preliminary-round schedule at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (all times NT):

Saturday

Def. New Brunswick 8-7

Sunday

Def. Nunavut 9-3

Monday

Draw 8, 5 p.m., vs Prince Edward Island

Tuesday

Draw 10, noon, vs Manitoba

Draw 12, 10 p.m., vs British Columbia

Wednesday

Draw 14, 5 p.m., Quebec

Thursday

Draw 16, noon vs Wild Card 1

Draw 18, 10 p.m., vs. Saskatchewan

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