P.E.I.’s Team Birt rallies to stay alive at Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Guardian)

Island rink faces a must-win situation in its final round-robin game Thursday night.

P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink is in contention for a playoff spot at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Montague and Cornwall curling club team overcame an early deficit to outlast Nunavut’s Lori Eddy team 10-8 in Thursday morning’s draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship. Alison Griffin of P.E.I. plays second for Nunavut.

Michelle McQuaid (left) and Meaghan Hughes (Curling Canada photo)

P.E.I., which dropped its lone game on Wednesday 9-5 to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones (5-2), improved to 5-3 (won-lost) and will close out the round-robin schedule against British Columbia’s Corryn Brown (3-4) on Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

It’s a must-win game for the P.E.I. representative to be guaranteed at least a tiebreaker game Friday morning. A loss will eliminate the Birt rink.

The top four teams will advance to the championship pool.

Click for the full story by Jason Simmonds in The Guardian

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