PEI’s Hope rinks win Masters openers

Both the PEI men’s rink skipped by Bill Hope, and the women’s team skipped by Bill’s wife Sandy ended up on the winning side of their opening matches at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph Ont. The Sandy Hope rink came from behind, scoring three in the seventh end, and stealing a single in the eighth to edge Nova Scotia 6-5 this morning. The PEI women play Ontario at 8 pm. The Bill Hope foursome stole a deuce in the 4th end on the way to a 7-4 win over the Ontario men this afternoon. The PEI men face Saskatchewan in the morning.

(L-R): Bill Hope, Craig Mackie, David Murphy, Bill Doherty

(L-R): Sandy Hope, Shelley Ebbett, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Arleen Harris

Round robin play wraps up Saturday. Semi-finals go Saturday at 2 pm, with the gold and bronze medal games Sunday April 9 at 10 am (women’s) and 2 pm (men’s).

Well-known curler Al Hackner is among the contenders, representing Northern Ontario, and will be trying to become the first skip to win the men’s, senior’s and master’s titles.

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