Kerri Einarson tops Jennifer Jones to win Manitoba Scotties

Wild Card skip Kerri Einarson takes on Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick

Gimli’s Kerri Einarson will represent Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, beginning Feb. 15.

She earned a berth in the tournament after an 8-6 victory over Jennifer Jones on Sunday afternoon at the provincial Scotties in Rivers.

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Team Einarson knocked off Tracy Fleury’s undefeated East St. Paul rink on Saturday, to earn a bye into Sunday’s final.

Jones and Fleury will meet in the national wildcard game, with the winner punching a ticket to the tournament in Moose Jaw.

The win marks Einarson’s second career provincial championship.

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