MacDonald finished the weekend tied for second place with a 2-1 (won-lost) record.
MacDonald, along with third stone John Likely, second stone Mark O’Rourke and lead Peter MacDonald, opened the 12-team men’s competition with a 9-7 win over Alberta’s Wade White, Doug McLennan, Dan Halowaychuk and George Parsons on Saturday afternoon.
Spilt Sunday games
The team faltered in their second draw against New Brunswick’s Wayne Tallon, dropping a hard-fought 7-4 decision on Sunday morning.
In their final match of the weekend, the MacDonald rink came back after falling behind the Craig Lepine rink from British Columbia 4-1 after three ends of Sunday afternoon’s draw.
MacDonald and his teammates stole three points in the fifth end, and singles in ends six, seven and eight for a 7-4 lead.
Lepine scored a single in the ninth to pull to within two, but left an open takeout for MacDonald in the 10th end to give the Island team an 8-5 win.
Today (Monday), P.E.I. plays Manitoba at 10 a.m., and Northern Ontario at 7 p.m. Manitoba is 2-1 while Northern Ontario is 0-3 after two days of play.
There are two teams undefeated at 3-0 on the men’s side.
New Brunswick’s Wayne Tallon rink took on previously-undefeated Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary foursome on Sunday night. When all was said and done, it was New Brunswick winning 7-3.
The New Brunswick team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
Ontario’s Howard Rajala rink also extended its record to 3-0 with a 12-5 victory over the Glen Hudy rink from the Northwest Territories. Hudy fell to 0-3.
Alberta climbed back into the mix with a 10-8 win over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Glenn Goss rink. Alberta is 2-1 while Newfoundland and Labrador dropped to 1-2.