MacFadyen still the champ – big 7th end allows Silver Fox rink to keep Masters curling title (Journal)

(by Eric McCarthy)

O’LEARY – A hit and stick for four brought the 2017 P.E.I. Men’s Masters Curling Championship to a speedy conclusion Monday morning at the Maple Leaf Curling Club here.

Champion skip, Ted MacFadyen.

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Ted MacFadyen defended his 2016 title with an 8-4 win over Bill Hope with his seventh-end hammer shot.

He had picked a shot stone clean with his first throw of the seventh and Hope, who had tied the game 4-4 with a deuce in the sixth, did likewise with his final stone. Instead of rolling in front of a MacFadyen stone, Hope’s final stone stayed open enough that MacFadyen was able to poke it through for the big end and the win. There was a run down the centre of the ice and teams were able to throw straight at the rock for their hits.

Lead Bill Doherty backs away to allow Craig Mackie, right, to assist David Murphy with the sweeping. Looking on is Alan Montgomery, lead on the Ted MacFadyen rink.

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Monday’s win gave MacFadyen his nineteenth provincial curling championship. 

Lou Nowlan, left and Alan Montgomery check their stopwatches as Earle Proude’s throw crosses the near hog line. This is the second yeear in a row that the Ted MacFadyen rink has won the provincial Masters Curling Championship, and the seventh year in a row Nowlan and Proude have been on the winning Masters team.

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