Looking for 2 W’s Tomorrow
Hello Sask Fans!
Today was a single game day for us. We took on PEI. PEI came into the day at 1-1, and we were 2-1.
The total distance on the draws for hammer were close, but PEI won the hammer.
In the first, we were able to steal one, and we were off to a good start. In the second, PEI had to draw against one, and it found the back of the button to secure their first point.
After an exciting blank in three. We had a chance to split for two, but it didn’t curl enough, and we swept it through for the blank. We did not play a good fourth end; however, we were able to have a runback double for two. The shot over curled, and PEI stole one. The fifth end didn’t go well, but we had a chance to make a draw for two. Unfortunately, we under curled, and tapped PEI in for shot. This made the game 3-1.
In six, PEI had a counter near the back of the house, but we had a guard just short of the house. We attempted the split for two, but it was a bit heavier than desired, and PEI stole one. In seven, we had a chance to get our three back, but again we were a bit heavy, and only were able to score one on Shane’s last. PEI was able to run us out of rocks in the eighth, and this gave us a 4-2 loss, and left us at 2-2. This was not one of our better games, and PEI made many key shots.
At the same time as our game, the Saskatchewan Ladies team was playing on the sheet next door. PEI & Saskatchewan both have green and white uniforms, which are just inverses of each other. After the ladies game ended with a better result for Saskatchewan, the four teams took pictures together for the Green Draw.
Later in the evening, the tournament organizers took the teams with the night off on a tour of Ottawa. We had an opportunity to see many of the important places in Ottawa (Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, a number of embassies, etc). We also took a large group shot with Travelers Umbrellas at the Parliament Buildings. We were also lucky to see them testing the winter lights display at Parliament Hill, while we were there.
Another exciting moment at the event today was when PEI scored an 8 ender against Nunavut. The Nunavut ladies have been extremely kind all week, and they always have a smile on their face. They were probably the happiest people for team PEI, in the entire building.
Tomorrow is a big day for us. We take on Nunavut (0-5) and Newfoundland (5-0). The Nunavut game is at 9AM (8AM in Sask) and is on the curling.ca webcast. Our Newfoundland game will be at 4PM (3PM in Sask). We currently sit in a 5-way tie with Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario & Quebec at 2-2. The top three teams will make the playoffs, when curling is complete tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for all of the support we have received so far. Please cheer extra hard tomorrow, as we need to pick up a pair of wins.
Bob & the rest of the SK Mens Team