Team PEI facing must-win game this afternoon against Nova Scotia at Brier qualifier (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Team P.E.I. knew what was on the line Friday morning at the Tim Hortons Brier qualifying tournament in St. John’s, N.L.


Prince Edward Island Matthew Nabuurs(left) and Sean Ledgerwood sweep during 2017 Brier pre-qualifying play at Mile One Centre Thursday night. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

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A win and they were on to the qualifying game for the Brier on Saturday. A loss would force a must-win Game 3 against a Nova Scotia team that is now 2-0 and playing comfortably.

Trailing Yukon 3-2 after four ends, Prince Edward Island scored four to take a 6-3 lead, but was outscored 9-1 in the last five ends to lose 12-7.

P.E.I., comprised of skip Eddie MacKenzie, third Sean Ledgerwood, second Matthew Nabuurs and lead Robbie Doherty, plays Nova Scotia at 2:30 p.m. Atlantic.

A P.E.I. victory combined with a Yukon win will force a tiebreaker Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Nova Scotia is ensured at least a spot in the tie-breaker game, if it is necessary.


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