The opening draw is in the books at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay Ontario, with all teams except Northern Ontario seeing action. PEI’s team from the Summerside Fire Department, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen, lost their opening match 9-5 to Nova Scotia’s Chad Stevens rink from the Chester Fire Dept in eight ends. Stevens won Nova Scotia’s first national Firefighters title in 2016.
Photo (L-R): Skip: Gordon MacFadyen, Third: Jason Cameron, Second: Robbie Rankin, Lead: Ray McCourt, PEI Director Peter A. MacDonald.
Opening draw winners also included all three Prairie provinces and Southern Ontario.
Sunday draws are at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm Eastern time, with PEI taking on Alberta and Quebec.
Live results at: curlingresults.com/firefighters/2018