DAUPHIN, MAN --Team P.E.I. finished play at the Royal Canadian Legion’s 58th annual National Curling championship in Dauphin, Manitoba on Tuesday the same way it started play, with an extra-end loss.
The Kevin Ellsworth foursome from St. Anthony’s Legion stole a point in the tenth end to tie their game with Nova Scotia/Nunavut at 5-5 but NS/Nun scored a single in the extra for the win.
The P.E.I. team, which also consisted of Blaine Hutt, Fred Fraser and David Bell, finished play at 0-5. St. Anthony’s Legion hosted the national championship last year.
Nova Scotia/Nunavut, with their final win, tied Saskatchewan for fourth place in the six-team round-robin standings with 2-3 records. Quebec was third with a 3-2 summary while Manitoba/NW Ontario and BC/Yukon both finished atop the standings with 4-1 records and played off for the championship. BC/Yukon scored a point in the extra end for a 6-5 victory and the championship.