Ladies & Gentlemen please welcome on sheet “C” - our reigning Manitoba champions. The lead is Kristin MacCuish, the second is Liz Fyfe, the third is Selena Kaatz and the skip from the East St. Paul Curling Club is Kerri Einarson.


They worked so hard to win their first Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

But first they had to deal with heartbreak – like most teams do.

Kerri Einarson, Selena Kaatz, Liz Fyfe and Kristin MacCuish lost back-to-back finals in 2014 to Chelsea Carey and 2015 to Jennifer Jones.

The East St. Paul foursome put those two years of disappointment in the rear view mirror when they defeated Kristy McDonald 7-4 in the 2016 final at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour.

This week at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg, Einarson has a chance to join Isabelle Ketchen, Joan Mogk, Connie Laliberte and Jennifer Jones as the only back-to-back Manitoba champions.

“Just getting into the arena and seeing the venue – it's beautiful,” said Einarson after Tuesday's practice session. “Definitely looking forward to getting started.”

Einarson, who is the second seed, will face Meghan Armit of West Kildonan and Lisa Menard of Dauphin on day one.

The defending champion knows her team has to bring their “A” game this week at Eric Coy.

“We definitely want to start off with our very first game playing well and then progress after every game. Everyone is throwing great and we'll just catch onto the ice if there's any issues here or there. We're ready.”

 

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2017 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts
@ the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg
Wednesday, January 25th

Draw #1  8:30 a.m.
Jennifer Jones, St. Vital 9 Cheryl Reed, Brandon 3
Briane Meilleur, Fort Rouge 7 Christine MacKay, Fort Rouge 4
Joelle Brown, Assiniboine Memorial 10 Jennifer Briscoe, Thompson 5
Shannon Birchard, St. Vital 9 Colleen Kilgallen, East St. Paul 2

Draw #2  12:15 p.m.
Kerri Einarson, East St. Paul 5 Meghan Armit, West Kildonan 3
Michelle Englot, Granite 9 Lisa Menard, Dauphin 8
Beth Peterson, Assiniboine Memorial 7 Darcy Robertson, Pembina 6 (EE)
Cathy Overton-Clapham, Fort Rouge 8 Tiffany McLean, Portage 5

Draw #3  4 p.m.
Jones 8 MacKay 5
Reed 8 Meilleur 6
Brown 9 Kilgallen 4
Briscoe 7 Birchard 3

Opening Ceremony 7:15 p.m.

Draw #4  8:15 p.m.
Menard 8 Einarson 3
Englot 11 Armit 4
Robertson 13 McLean 7
Peterson 9 Overton-Clapham 8


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Wednesday, November 22nd

MJHL
Steinbach 10 Wpg Blues 2
OCN 5 Virden 2
Swan Valley 4 Neepawa 2
Dauphin 2 Waywayseecappo 1 (OT)

City AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 5 Wpg Warriors 3

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Thrashers 4 Central Plains 1

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Grunthal 7 Ste. Anne 4

NHL
Vancouver 5 Pittsburgh 2
Columbus 1 Calgary 0 (OT)
N.Y. Rangers 6 Carolina 1
Minnesota 5 Buffalo 4
Boston 3 New Jersey 2 (SO)
N.Y. Islanders 4 Philadelphia 3 (SO)
Edmonton 6 Detroit 2
Florida 2 Toronto 1 
Washington 5 Ottawa 2
Tampa Bay 3 Chicago 2 (OT)
Nashville 3 Montreal 2 (SO)
Colorado 3 Dallas 0
San Jose 3 Arizona 1
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Vegas at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
New York 108 Toronto 100
Cleveland 119 Brooklyn 109
Charlotte 129 Washington 124 (OT)
Philadelphia 101 Portland 81 
L.A. Clippers 116 Atlanta 103
Miami 104 Boston 98
New Orleans 107 San Antonio 90
Oklahoma City 108 Golden State 91 
Dallas 95 Memphis 94
Minnesota 124 Orlando 118 
Houston 125 Denver 95
Milwaukee at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Utah 110 Chicago 80
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 23rd

HTJHL
Lorette vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

NFL
Minnesota at Detroit, 11:30 a.m.
L.A. Chargers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

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