Silvernagle returns to provincial women’s curling final

By Clark Stork
January 7, 2018 - 12:40pm

Besides an opening draw loss, the Robyn Silvernagle rink out of North Battleford has dominated the Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Silvernagle opened the nine-team event with a loss but hasn’t tasted defeat since including a victory in the one-two page playoff game Saturday night. 

After four straight blanks to start the game, Silvernagle said blowing the game open with three in the fifth end set the table for a return to the provincial women’s curling championship.

“We knew we had to stay patient and keep throwing rocks well. We needed to keep things open and play smart,” Silvernagle said.

The week’s most prolific team scored a triple in the fifth end, stole another in the sixth end and never looked back. Chantelle Eberle responded with a pair of her own in the seventh end but Silvernagle settled for a single point in the eighth end bringing the score to 5-2. Piling the pressure on in the ninth, Silvernagle stole three in the ninth end powering the rink into Sunday evening’s final. Silvernagle said they will now get set to finish the week with a championship.

“We have figured out what works for us when it comes to almost a day off and then come back and get down to business,” she said.

Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame inductee Sherry Anderson is still alive at the event.  Her Saskatoon Nutana foursome meets Chantelle Eberle in the last semi-final at 12 p.m. Sunday to determine Silvernagle’s opponent.

 The final is slated for 5 p.m. Sunday in Melfort.

 

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