It’s down to one game, at 2:15 pm, at the Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships, sponsored by PEI Credit Unions, and taking place at the Silver Fox in Summerside.
This morning, the Lauren Ferguson rink from Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown edged Cornwall’s Emily Sanderson foursome by a 5-4 score to win the Girl’s division, and advance to the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championship, April 9-14 in St. Andrews NB. A steal in the 7th end gave Ferguson a 5-2 lead coming home. Sanderson scored a deuce in the final end, but needed a triple to tie. Sanderson would have needed to win twice today, while Ferguson, who won two out of the three section finals in the event, only needed to win once, and did it on the first try.
Playing with the winning Ferguson rink were third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris and lead Lexie Murray, with coach David Murphy.
Rounding out the Sanderson finalist team were third Emma Coffin, second stone Kaylee Stewart, and lead Anna Maria MacDonald, with coach Edgar Coffin.
The Boy’s championship round, between teams skipped by brothers Mitchell and Devin Schut, is going to a deciding game at 2:15 pm. Mitchell Schut had won two of the three event sections and was looking good to wrap up the title with a win this morning, leading 6-1 after 5 ends in the eight end contest. However, older brother Devin pulled off a tremendous finish, taking a deuce in the sixth, stealing a single in the seventh, and a deuce in the 8th to tie the game 6-all, and force an extra end. Devin picked up three points in the extra for a 9-6 win, and to force the 2:15 pm deciding match.
Live scores in the PEI U18 are available at PEICurling.com.