“It was a good first step,” said third Sean Ledgerwood.
A steal of four in the fifth gave the Islanders an insurmountable 10-1 lead.
“Ice conditions can be a factor, as we will be the first teams playing on it, and typically this is the time where the ice makers make their adjustments getting ready for the main draw,” Ledgerwood said.
Nix is a well-known Nova Scotia curler and curling promoter, who was invited to skip Nunavut.
In Thursday’s other pre-qualifying match, Nova Scotia was sharp and scored four in the first three ends to defeat a talented but rusty team from the Yukon 8-2.
P.E.I. plays Yukon today at 7:30 a.m. Atlantic.
P.E.I. plays Nova Scotia at 3 pm. The top two teams of the four will meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for a spot in the main Brier field.