Northern Ontario beats Manitoba to claim national mixed curling title
Manitoba is returning home from the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S. with a silver medal after losing 5-2 to Northern Ontario in the title game.
Northern Ontario broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth end by making a double takeout to score four points. Manitoba had a chance to inch within two in the seventh but instead had to settle for a single after rolling out on an open hit. The two teams shook hands shortly after.
Manitoba advanced to the gold medal game with a 4-2 upset win over previously unbeaten Ontario in Saturday morning’s semifinals.
The province was represented by skip Braden Calvert, third Kerri Einarson, second Kyle Einarson and lead Jennifer Clark-Rouire out of the Gimli Curling Club.
Manitoba last won the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in 2009.
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