Practice is over and now the 16 teams who qualified for the 2018 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts will start throwing rocks that count beginning Wednesday morning at the Shamrock Centre in Killarney.

Former champions Jennifer Jones of St. Vital and Kerri Einarson East St. Paul are the top two seeds followed by last years finalist Darcy Robertson of Assiniboine Memorial, Shannon Birchard of the Thistle and Briane Meilleur of Fort Rouge.

There are also two teams in Killarney who spent the Christmas break trying to win a Provincial Junior Championship in Altona.

Mackenzie Zacharias, Gaetanne Gauthier, Emily Zacharias and Ashley Groff lost out in the semifinals on New Year’s Eve morning.

Now the Altona Curling Club foursome will be competing against Manitoba’s best at the Shamrock Centre.

It's a tough day one as Zacharias begins her 2018 Provincial Scotties against Einarson and Robertson.

“They’re two of the top seeded teams so we’re going to go in there and do our best,” said the Altona skip. "Hopefully we play our best and keep it close. That’s the goal always. We’re very excited to play those two teams. It will be a lot of fun.”

This is the second trip to the Provincial Women’s Curling Championship for Mackenzie Zacharias who earned a trip to the 2016 Scotties in Beausejour.

“I was 16 and it feels like a long time ago,” Zacharias said. “It was a crazy time. It was fantastic and I was so excited to be there and to be here again. To learn from all these older teams and learn where we have to get to one day if we want to be able to compete at this high level. To be here now shows what juniors can do. There’s a couple of junior teams here this year and it’s fantastic to see that.”

That second junior team had a 4 and 3 round robin record in Altona and just missed out on the playoffs.

Rebecca Lamb, Randine Baker, Brooklyn Meiklejohn and Jenessa Rutter of the Stonewall Curling Club are representing the Interlake region at the Scotties.

“We’re excited to be here and get started,” said Lamb. “We want to have a good week, learn and experience everything and give everyone a good game.”

Lamb added that their practice session on Tuesday was important for the team to get a feel of what lies ahead this week at the Shamrock Centre.

“We’re looking to make sure that we’re sharp and throwing it all the same – to try to throw it properly and stay together as a team.”

 

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2018 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts
@ the Shamrock Centre in Killarney
Draw #1  8:30 a.m.
Jennifer Jones, St. Vital 9 Lisa Hale-Menard, Dauphin 2
Alysssa Calvert, Carberry 10 Briane Meilleur, Fort Rouge 5
Shannon Birchard, Thistle 7 Joelle Brown, Charleswood 6
Jennifer Briscoe, Thompson 9 Kristy Watling, Fort Rouge 8 (EE)

Draw #2  12:15 p.m.
Kerri Einarson, East St. Paul 9 Mackenzie Zacharias, Altona 3
Darcy Robertson, Assiniboine Memorial 12 Tiffany McLean, Brandon 6
Barb Spencer, Assiniboine Memorial 8 Cheryl Reed, Brandon 1
Rebecca Lamb, Stonewall 7 Jennifer Clark-Rouire, Miami 6 (EE)

Draw #3  4 p.m.
Brown 9 Jones 5
Meilleur 10 Briscoe 3
Hale-Menard 10 Birchard 4
Watling 8 Calvert 5

Opening Ceremony 7:15 p.m.

Draw #4  8:15 p.m.
Einarson 7 McLean 4
Robertson 8 Zacharias 2
Spencer 9 Lamb 5
Clark-Rouire 8 Reed 6


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Friday, April 20th

NHL
Western Conference
Winnipeg 5 Minnesota 0
(Jets win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-1)
Colorado 2 Nashville 1
(Predators lead series 3-2)
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 2
(Penguins lead series 3-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 8 New York 5
Baltimore 3 Cleveland 1
Tampa Bay 8 Minnesota 7 (10 innings)
Seattle 6 Texas 2
Houston 10 Chicago 0
Boston 7 Oakland 3
1st game: Detroit 3 KC 2 (10 innings)
2nd game: Kansas City 3 Detroit 2
National League
Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1
New York 5 Atlanta 3 (12 innings)
Milwaukee 8 Miami 0
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 2
Chicago 16 Colorado 5
San Diego 4 Arizona 1
Washington 5 Los Angeles 2
Interleague
San Francisco 8 L.A. Angels 1

NBA
Eastern Conference
Washington 122 Toronto 103
(Raptors lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1
Indiana 92 Cleveland 90
(Pacers lead series 2-1)
Milwaukee 116 Boston 92
(Celtics lead series 2-1)

Saturday, April 21st

MJHL
Steinbach at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
(Pistons lead best of 7 final 3-2)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba vs Grand Rapids
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.
(1st game in best of 5 semifinal)

NHL
Eastern Conference
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 2 p.m.
(Lightning lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Columbus at Washington, 2 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)
Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m.
(Bruins lead series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 6:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Boston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.
National League
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.
New York at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 8:10 p.m.
Interleague
San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 8:07 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia at Miami, 1:30 p.m.
(76ers lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1)
Western Conference
Portland at New Orleans, 4 p.m.
(Pelicans lead series 3-0)
Houston at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.
(Rockets lead series 2-0)
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m.
(series tied 1-1)

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