Despite losing her last two round round games, Michelle Englot of the Granite will play in the 1-1 page playoff game at the 2017 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg.

Englot dropped an 8-4 decision to Cathy Overton-Clapham of Fort Rouge but clinched first place when Kerri Einarson of East St. Paul lost 10-5 to Darcy Roberston of Pembina.

Englot, Einarson and Robertson all finished with 5-2 records but the Granite foursome advanced to the 1-1 game because they finished first in the group in the accumulative skills based ranking which is the draw to the button done by each team prior to each draw.

"We do focus on that to make sure that we do have a good draw to the button," said Englot. "That's the way it works in the Slams and things like that. The draw to the button in tie-breakers becomes very important."

"We need to pick up our game a little bit," added Englot. "We started strong at 5-0 and lost our last two. We need to turn things around a little bit and start making a few more key shots."

Englot, third Kate Cameron, second Leslie Wilson and lead Raunora Westcott will face Jennifer Jones of St. Vital in the 1-1 page playoff game.

"Against a team that is as strong as Jennifer's, you need to make sure that your rocks are in the right positions and you don't leave them any angles on things," said Englot. "So rock position is critical. That's something that we will be focusing on."

Robertson jumped out to a 5-1 lead after four ends and defeated Einarson 10-5 this morning.

The rematch goes at 4 p.m. and the winner will advance to the 2-2 game.

"We're excited to be in this position and if we keep playing like we're playing we'll have a good chance," Robertson said. "It always comes down to the final days of the Scotties. You never know until then."

Overton-Clapham and Beth Peterson of Assiniboine Memorial finished tied for fourth in the Red Group at 4-3, Lisa Menard of Dauphin was 3-4 while Meghan Armit of West Kildonan and Tiffany McLean of Portage were 1-6.

Still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Black Group are Cheryl Reed of Brandon and Shannon Birchard of St.Vital who are 4-2 and Briane Meilleur of Fort Rouge who is 3-3.

 

scotties red jan28 001Darcy Robertson and Kerri Einarson will meet in a tie-breaker at 4 p.m.

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Friday, January 19th

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Grunthal at Lac du Bonnet, 8 p.m.
Red River vs St. Malo
@ Morris, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
St. Adolphe vs Lorette
@ Ile des Chenes, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

KJHL
Lundar at St. Malo, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Wpg Blues at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Virden at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 8 p.m.
Wpg Bruins at Wpg Wild, 7 p.m.
Yellowhead at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Parkland
@ Souris, 8 p.m.
Norman at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

City AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Sharks, 8:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Tri City, 9:05 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Texas @ Wpg, 7 p.m.

NHL
Montreal at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Vegas at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Miami at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Denver, 8 p.m.
Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
New York at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 20th

MJHL
Steinbach at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at OCN, 7 p.m.
Portage at Selkirk, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
Steinbach at Lorette, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 8 p.m.
Red River at St. Adolphe, 8 p.m.

KJHL
Peguis at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

MFMHL
Eastman vs Central Plains
@ Ste. Anne, 6:10 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Yellowhead at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Central Plains vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 3:30 p.m.
Interlake vs Pembina Valley
@ Teulon, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Norman
@ Souris, 8 p.m.

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne at Grunthal, 7 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Everett, 9:05 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Texas @ Wpg, 7 p.m.

NHL
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 2 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 2 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Jose, 7 p.m.
Arizona at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Florida at Nashville, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

NBA
Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.
Chicago at Atlanta, 4 p.m.
Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Memphis at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Golden State at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Utah, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m.

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