Silvernagle’s Scotties ends on a positive

Robyn Silvernagle and her rink from North Battleford savoured every moment they could before leaving the ice at Mosaic Place Friday night.

After executing a draw to the top of the four foot with her final shot to secure a 7-6 win, the Silvernagle team saluted the crowd with those in attendance giving her a large roar of approval as a thank you for what was an up and down week for the rink.  The foursome then took their time before leaving the ice surface with a smile as they signed many autographs before officially concluding their second Scotties as they soaked in every last moment.

“We played good enough to win that game and we enjoyed the crowd.” Silvernagle said. “We wanted to win even if it doesn’t mean anything. This is an experience we won’t forget. Getting to play here in Moose Jaw is unbelievable. The crowd was amazing and we had a lot of fun.”

Silvernagle admitted after that there was some emotion as the crowd at Mosaic Place said goodbye to the host province with a rousing ovation.

“I was getting a little teary-eyed because it’s pretty special to have the fans being so supportive and they want us to win just as much as we want to win,” Silvernagle said.

In other games to end the championship pool, Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville defeated Team Wildcard and Jennifer Jones 11-6, Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson beat Ontario’s Rachel Homan 9-6 and Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey ended with a victory as her Calgary rink knocked off Prince Edward Island’s Suzanne Birt 5-3.

The playoffs will go Saturday with the 1 vs 2 game seeing the two Manitoba rinks collide as Jones plays Einarson in a matchup of 9-2 teams at 6 PM while Homan will exchange granite with McCarville in the 3 vs 4 game at 1.  The winner of that game meets the loser of the Jones-Einarson game with the winner moving into the final on Sunday.

The winner of the 2020 Scotties represents Canada at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George, B.C and will be Team Canada at the 2021 Scotties in Thunder Bay, Ontario.



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