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Winnipeg’s Kaitlyn Lawes secures tenth journey to nationwide girls’s curling championship

Kaitlyn Lawes could have a well-recognized image on her again subsequent month in Calgary.

Lawes and her workforce from the Fort Rouge Curling Membership in Winnipeg captured the Manitoba girls’s curling championship, knocking off Beth Peterson 9-8 in Sunday afternoon’s last at Entry Occasion Centre in Morden.

In simply her second yr skipping after splitting from Jennifer Jones, Lawes goes to the nationwide Scotties Match of Hearts with a buffalo on her again.

In a back-and-forth matchup towards Peterson, Lawes, third Selena Njegovan, second Jocelyn Peterman and lead Kristin MacCuish capitalized with the hammer, scoring deuces in 4 of their 5 alternatives, together with a sensational shot for 2 by the skip within the ninth finish to go up 9-7.

Peterson, third Kelsey Rocque, second Katherine Doerksen and lead Melissa Kurz had an opportunity to tie within the tenth and pressure an additional finish, however the Assiniboine Memorial membership squad could not ship a game-tying draw for 2.

Doerksen and Peterson had been a part of Workforce Wild Card 3 on the 2021 Scotties, going 7-5 en path to a fifth-place end in Calgary.

Lawes concluded championship-round play in Morden with a 7-1 document, whereas Peterson was 6-2 and needed to play Kate Cameron and her workforce from the Granite membership in Sunday morning’s semifinal, successful 8-4 to earn a spot within the last.

For Lawes, it will likely be her tenth look on the nationwide girls’s curling championship, however simply the primary time since 2018 that she heads to the Scotties recent off successful provincials.

Workforce Lawes was ultimately yr’s occasion in Kamloops, B.C., as Workforce Wild Card 1, however Laura Walker subbed in for a pregnant Njegovan.

The workforce posted a 5-3 document in pool play, however fell 7-6 to Nova Scotia’s Christina Black in a tiebreaker.

Jones and four-time defending Canadian champion Kerri Einarson of Gimli have already secured their spots within the 18-team nationwide championship discipline, which runs Feb. 16-25 in Calgary.

Einarson defeated Jones 10-4 in an all-Manitoba last final yr.

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