In a close, defensive game it all came down to one end for the chance to claim a national title for the Lorraine Arguin team from Moose Jaw. With the score 1-1 after seven ends and Manitoba with the hammer, Brandon’s Lois Fowler made a superb run back to count 3 points and take late game command of the 2014 Canadian Senior Women’s Final. A ninth end steal for Fowler sealed the deal for the Manitoba crew and a 5-1 final score. Check the CCA website for a full description of the game.
Both teams were in the Final after only having suffering one loss in the 11 game round robin. Manitoba earned the bye to the Final as they had defeated Saskatchewan earlier in the week. Team Saskatchewan faced Ontario’s Marilyn Bodogh in Friday evening’s semi-final and controlled that game from the outset.
This was Arguin’s team first national competition and they faced a stellar and experienced field with several former Scotties players and former national Senior champions. Lorraine, DondaLee Deis, Shelly Urquhart and Connie Fritzler along with coach Gord Fritzler proved the depth and experience in Saskatchewan women’s curling. DondaLee was named the All-Star third. Folks in the Swift Current region may recognize the All-Star lead, Karen Ruus, as a former junior curler and resident of that community. All-star Skip Marilyn Bodogh has not changed a bit – still as good spirited as ever.
Cover Photo Courtesy James McKenzie Photography Yellowknife
Darrell McKee’s team finished with 5-6 record and tied for fifth place.