Aylward prevails in dramatic finish at P.E.I. senior curling championships (Journal)

Gorveatt captures men’s championship

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — There was no lack of drama in the women’s final of the P.E.I. senior curling championships on Monday.

The Kim Aylward rink of the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside won the P.E.I. senior women’s curling championship on Monday. Aylward edged the Shelley Ebbett entry from the Cornwall Curling Club 6-5 in the final. Members of the winning rink, from left, lead Donna Whelan, second stone Debbie Caissy, third stone Shelley MacFadyen and Aylward receive congratulations from Curl P.E.I. past president Andrew Robinson. – Contributed

It not only came down to the last rock, but they had to measure to determine the winner as the Kim Aylward rink from the host Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside staged a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Aylward trailed 5-2 after six ends, but scored a triple in the seventh end and stole a single in the final end to edge the Shelley Ebbett team from the Cornwall Curling Club 6-5.
Also on Monday, the Philip Gorveatt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Montague Curling Rink won the provincial senior men’s title after edging the Dale Cannon team from the host Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside by a 4-3 score.

Both the Aylward and Gorveatt rinks will represent P.E.I. at the 2019 Everest Canadian senior curling championships at the new Chilliwack Curling Centre in Chilliwack, B.C., from March 23 to 28.

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