Jennifer Jones ran the table through the first three-and-a-half days of the 2017 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg.

Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen defeated Shannon Birchard of St. Vital 8-6 Saturday afternoon and finished the round robin with a perfect 7-0 record.

That was the only game this week in which the reigning Olympic champions played the entire 10 ends.

"We're happy with the way that game ended," said Jones. "We weren't super sharp but then I felt like we really made some big shots when we had to and hung in the game and found a way to win."

The seven-time Manitoba champion, who has won 16 straight round robin games, will meet Michelle Englot of the Granite in the 1-1 page playoff game (7:45 p.m.) to determine who moves on to Sunday's final and who gets the early morning wake up call to play in the semifinal tomorrow morning.

Jones says they'll have to be sharp against Englot, Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson and Raunora Westcott.

"She's (Englot) a great shooter so we know we're going to have to play really well to have a chance to win. We're just happy to be in the game and hopefully lay it all our there."

Birchard and Cheryl Reed of Brandon had identical 4-3 records and will play a tie-breaker to determine second place in the Black Group.

Birchard, who won back-to-back Manitoba junior championships in 2012 & 2013, feels her team which consists of third Nicole Sigvaldason, second Sheyna Andries and lead Mariah Mondar, has some momentum heading into the tie-breaker after taking Jones to the 10th end today.

"I think everybody played really well and it's definitely encouraging going into tie-breakers and then hopefully playoffs later on tonight."

Reed had a chance to finish alone in second place but dropped a 7-6 decision to Jennifer Briscoe of Thompson.

Briane Meilleur of Fort Rouge could have forced a second tie-breaker but lost 9-2 to Joelle Brown of Assiniboine Memorial.

Briscoe, Meilleur, Brown and Christine MacKay of Fort Rouge were 3-4 while Colleen Kilgallen of East St. Paul finished 1-6.

 

scotties sat noon jan28 003Cheryl Reed could have qualified for the 2-2 page playoff game but lost her round robin finale

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Thursday, March 30th

Telus Cup West Regional AAA Midget 
Hockey Championship 
@ Steinbach
Round Robin
Wpg Wild vs Regina, 5 p.m.
Eastman vs Thunder Bay, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Winkler at OCN, 7 p.m.
(Blizzard lead best of 7 semifinal 3-0)

Manitoba Cup
Provincial Senior A Hockey Championship
Preliminary Round
Killarney vs Miniota/Elkhorn
@ Rivers, 8:15 p.m.
Notre Dame vs Carberry
@ Portage, 8 p.m.

NHL
Columbus at Carolina, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Florida at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29th

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne 4 Red River 2
(Aces win best of 7 final 4-3)

MJHL
Portage 3 Steinbach 2
(Terriers lead best of 7 semifinal 2-1)
OCN 3 Winkler 1
(Blizzard lead series 3-0)

WHL
Eastern Conference
Medicine Hat 3 Brandon 2
(Tigers win best of 7 quarterfinal 4-0)

NHL
Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 1
Los Angeles 4 Calgary 1
Washington 5 Colorado 3
St. Louis 3 Arizona 1

NBA
Charlotte 110 Toronto 106
Oklahoma Ciy 114 Orlando 106 (OT)
Atlanta 99 Philadelphia 92
Milwaukee 103 Boston 100
Miami 105 New York 88
New Orleans 121 Dallas 118
Memphis 110 Indiana 97
Golden State 110 San Antonio 98
Utah 112 Sacramento 82
L.A. Clippers 133 Washington 124

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