The Rod MacDonald-skipped rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club scored points in six of the seven completed ends to down the Northwest Territories’ Glen Hudy 7-1.
The win improved P.E.I.’s record to 6-2 (won-lost) heading into an important game against Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary later today at 4 p.m. Nova Scotia lost 10-5 to Saskatchewan’s Gord Bell in morning action to fall to 5-3. Saskatchewan is 3-5.
New Brunswick’s Wayne Tallon maintained sole possession of first place by scoring two with the hammer in the 10th end to edge Quebec’s Robert MacLean 7-6. New Brunswick is now 7-1 while Quebec fell back to .500 (4-4).
Ontario’s Howard Rajala outscored British Columbia’s Craig Lepine to remain tied for second with P.E.I. and Alberta’s Wade White at 6-2.
Alberta edged Manitoba’s Bob Sigurdson 8-7 in an extra end. Manitoba dropped to 3-4.
This is the first year MacDonald, third stone John Likely, second stone Mark O’Rourke and lead Peter MacDonald have curled together in the senior competition.
The women take to the ice with six draws at noon.
See complete coverage in Friday’s Journal Pioneer.