Ferguson and Smith have swept both the A and B sections at the Pepsi Juniors

The Lauren Ferguson rink from Cornwall and the Tyler Smith team from the host Charlottetown Curling Club remain undefeated at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships, winning both the A and B sections of the modified triple knockout draw, and putting them in both Sunday championship round games, where a win in either will give them the PEI junior title. In the event that they also advance to and win the “C” final on Sunday morning, they will be declared the champion without the two-game playoff round.

Photo: Tyler Smith (in four foot) directs a rock into the house in a game against the Chase MacMillan rink

Photo: Lauren Ferguson (right), with members of Team MacLean on the left

In this morning’s “B” finals, Ferguson beat Cornwall clubmate Rachel MacLean 10-6, while Smith downed Charlottetown clubmate Chase MacMillan 10-2 in seven ends.

Coming up at 2 and 7 pm are games in the “C” division, with Devin Schut of Cornwall playing MacMillan at 2, and Brayden Snow of Summerside facing Smith at 7 pm on the  Junior Men’s side. The winners of those two games advance to the 9 am Sunday “C” final. In the all-Cornwall Junior Women’s event, two teams are facing elimination this afternoon, with Clara Jack taking on Emily Sanderson, and Sydney Howatt facing Annika Kelly. The winner of the Jack vs. Sanderson game faces Ferguson, with the Howatt vs Kelly victor taking on Rachel MacLean, in the 7 pm “C” semi-finals, with the winners advancing to the 9 am Sunday “C” finals.

The championship round, if needed, goes Sunday at 2 pm and, if necessary, 7 pm.

The PEI champions will advance to the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be played Jan. 19-27 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, co-hosted by the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.


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