Cdn. Masters: PEI’s Hope rinks both advance to playoffs

Round robin play has wrapped up at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with both the Sandy Hope women’s team (3-2) and the Bill Hope men’s rink (4-2) finishing with two losses and advancing to their respective playoff rounds, which both feature the top eight rinks.

Photo: Shelley Ebbett, Sandy Hope

Sandy Hope recorded a couple of big wins in the women’s round robin – following up a four-ender with a steal of five in an 11-3 routing of Northern Ontario, and taking four in the first end in a 10-3 victory over the Yukon.

Al Hackner and Bill Hope

The Bill Hope squad handed Northern Ontario skip Al “The Iceman” Hackner his only round robin loss, by a 9-6 score.

The playoffs start at 4 PEI time this afternoon, and continue through Saturday morning. The semis go Saturday afternoon, with the women’s Bronze and Gold games going Sunday morning, and the men’s following in the afternoon.

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