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Sports Jennifer Jones draws into 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts field

11:45  15 february  2020
11:45  15 february  2020 Source:   leaderpost.com

Sask. curlers feeling home ice advantage at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

  Sask. curlers feeling home ice advantage at Scotties Tournament of Hearts Team Silvernagle, representing Saskatchewan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. is already feeling the home ice advantage. Silvernagle and her team beat out Team New Brunswick, represented by Andrea Crawford, Jennifer Armstrong, Jillian Babin and Katie Forward, by a score of 6-4 in round one action, on Saturday. "Hearing the crowd… I got goosebumps," Saskatchewan skip Robyn Silvernagle said after the team's first game. "It's awesome. We love it."Silvernagle said the team is using the home ice advantage to their benefit.

February 15 – February 23 2020 . Mosaic place, moose jaw, sask.

The 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts , Canada's national women's curling championship, will be held from February 15 to 23 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Jennifer Jones, shown in a file photo from the 2019 Scotties, qualified for her 15th Canadian women's curling championship on Friday. Jennifer Jones, shown in a file photo from the 2019 Scotties, qualified for her 15th Canadian women's curling championship on Friday.

MOOSE JAW — Jennifer Jones is back in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Jones beat Tracy Fleury 8-7 in the all-Manitoba Wild Card Game at Mosaic Place on Friday. Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jocelyn Peterman and lead Dawn McEwen are now the 16 th team in the Canadian women’s curling championship, which runs Saturday through Feb. 23.

Fleury tied the play-in game 7-7 in the ninth end forcing Jones to draw against two in the 10 th end for the win.

It’s the 15 th time that Jones will curl in the national women’s championship and the first time that the veteran skip has needed the play-in game to qualify.

Robyn Silvernagle rebounds to beat Nunavut 11-8 at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

  Robyn Silvernagle rebounds to beat Nunavut 11-8 at Scotties Tournament of Hearts MOOSE JAW — Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle overcame a slow start to get back on the winning track at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. On Sunday, Silvernagle roared back from a 4-0 second-end deficit to pull out an 11-8 victory over Nunavut’s Lori Eddy at the Canadian women’s curling championship. The result came after Silvernagle was defeated 9-6 by Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey in the afternoon draw. “We struggled a little bit at the beginning (against Nunavut),” Silvernagle said after improving her record to 2-1. “We need to be patient because 10 ends is long. We waited for our chances and we took them when we got them.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts (French: Le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties ; commonly referred to as the Scotties ) is the annual Canadian women's curling championship

The Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts is the Manitoba provincial women's curling tournament . The tournament is run by Curl Manitoba, the provincial curling association.

“It’s awesome and it’s the first time my dad (Paul) isn’t here,” said Jones, whose father passed away in May of 2019. “I know that he’s looking down. I never dreamed I would be in one, mind you 15. I’m just really happy that we got to do this. We were playing well enough to be here and I’m happy that we’re here.”

Moose Jaw last played host to the Scotties in 2015 and Jones emerged as the national champion. Jones, the top-ranked team on the Canadian Team Ranking System, heads into the week as a six-time national champion.

“It was a great moment for us when we won here,” Jones said. “It was just a tremendous event so we knew it was going to be great. All of the fans came out and it’s a beautiful building. Moose Jaw has been awesome and we’re really excited because we really wanted to stay for the week.”

The first full draw of the Scotties is Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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Kerri Einarson wins Scotties Tournament of Hearts .
MOOSE JAW — After years of knocking at the door, Kerri Einarson and Val Sweeting combined forces to kick it down and become Canadian women’s curling champions. Einarson was playing in her second Scotties Tournament of Hearts final on Sunday night at Mosaic Place, while her vice-skip, Sweeting, was playing in her third final. There had been nothing but heartbreak in the past, but on this night, Einarson, Sweeting and teammates Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur were simply not to be denied. The Manitoba foursome out of Gimli, population 2,246, survived a costly late miss to score one in an extra end and win 8-7 over three-time champion Rachel Homan of Ontario.

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