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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Friday, November 17th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Varsity Boys Final
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 8:30 p.m.
Varsity Girls Third Place Game
SRSS vs Glenlawn
@ Steinbach, 4 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS vs West Kildonan
@ Steinbach, 7:30 p.m.

MJHL
Steinbach at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Portage at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at Wayway, 7:30 p.m.
Selkirk at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

MFMHL
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Gimli, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.

CSHL
St. Malo at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m.

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

NHL
Columbus 2 N.Y. Rangers 0
Buffalo at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

NBA
Toronto 107 New York 84
Indiana 107 Detroit 100

Miami 91 Washington 88
L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Utah at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Denver, 9:30 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18th

CSHL
Lac du Bonnet at Grunthal, 7 p.m.

HTJHL
Mitchell at Steinbach, 8 p.m.
Springfield at St. Adolphe, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Selkirk at OCN, 7 p.m.
Virden at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Kenora at Wpg Thrashers, 3:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.
Interlake at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Yellowhead at Wpg Bruins, 3;15 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Central Plains
@ Morden, 5:15 p.m.

NHL
Calgary at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Edmonton at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Ottawa, 1 p.m.
New Jersey at Winnipeg, 2 p.m.
Florida at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6 .m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Boston at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Utah at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Boston at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Golden State at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Portland, 9 p.m.

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