Tracy Fleury, Selena Njegovan, Liz Fyfe and Kristin MacCuish are one way from a trip to the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.

The East St. Paul foursome defeated Darcy Robertson of Assiniboine Memorial 8-6 in the 1-2 page playoff game Saturday night at the 2019 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

“It’s really exciting,” said Fleury shortly after handing Robertson her first loss in Gimli. “Really proud of the team. They’ve played really well all week and hopefully we can keep it going with one more tomorrow.”

Robertson will face Kerri Einarson of Gimli Sunday at 9 a.m. in the semifinals with that winner taking on Fleury in the championship game at 3 p.m.

The number one seed beat two-time provincial junior champion Abby Ackland of Assiniboine Memorial 6-4 in the 3-4 page playoff game.

“It was a battle out there,” Einarson said. “Abby’s team made a lot of nice shots and so did she when she came down to some pressure shots and she made them. You can’t take that away from them.”

“You always want to have close games and have that pressure going into the final two games,” added Einarson. “It’s great to have a nice close game.”

Ackland won her final three round robin games and then beat clubmate Beth Peterson 6-4 in a tiebreaker to get into the playoffs.

“It was a great experience overall,” said Ackland. “We came into it expecting to go 5-2 or hoping to go 5-2 and we accomplished that and we got to the playoffs which is really good for my first Scotties. It was a really great experience. We’re going to take a lot of knowledge from this experience and just work with that and try to get better.”

 

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The 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts All-Stars
Brook Jones (Interlake Spectator), Darcy Robertson, Hailey Ryan, Shannon Birchard & Kristin MacCuish

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Sunday, February 17th

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Lorette at Grunthal, 7 p.m.
(Comets lead best of 5 series 1-0)
St. Adolphe at Steinbach, 7 p.m.
(series tied 1-1)

MFMHL
Eastman at Wpg Ice, 6:30 p.m
(Ice lead best of 5 quarterfinal 2-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Kenora 2 Eastman 1
Southwest 8 Interlake 0
Brandon 8 Norman 2
Wpg Wild 10 Parkland 0
Wpg Bruins 4 Central Plains 2
Yellowhead 10 Pembina Valley 0

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman 2 Wpg Sharks 2 (tie)

Hockey Manitoba
Senior AAA Championship
Ste. Anne vs Norway House
@ Sagkeeng, 7:30 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 3 semifinal 1-0)

AHL
Milwaukee 6 Manitoba 5

NHL
Pittsburgh 6 N.Y. Rangers 5
St. Louis 4 Minnesota 0
New Jersey 4 Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 3 Detroit 1
Montreal at Florida, 6 p.m.
Washington at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Monday, February 18th

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 7 p.m.
(Mohawks lead best of 5 series 2-1)

MJHL
Winkler at Steinbach, 2:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Selkirk, 4 p.m.
Virden at Portage, 4:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Wayway, 6 p.m.

Hockey Manitoba
Senior AAA Championship
Norway House at Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.
(game 3 if necessary)

WHL
Swift Current at Brandon, 2:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Milwaukee
@ Wpg, 2 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Calgary, 3 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Vegas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Boston at San Jose, 9 p.m.
Washington at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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