Judy Colwell’s Team Manitoba needed an extra end Friday evening but they came away with an 8-7 victory to earn a 7W-2L record and the third place berth in the Saturday 2pm semifinals. Their opponent will be Nova Scotia who won their final game to finish at 8W-1L
The other semifinal will feature BC against Ontario. BC also finished 8W-1L but earned the first place nod thanks to a preliminary round win over Nova Scotia. Ontario finished at 6W-3L, tied with Alberta but advanced to the playoff due to an earlier win over Alberta.
The Manitoba-Ontario game appeared to be in control for Manitoba, up 3 coming home. A pair of Ontario draws behind a corner guard set up a score of three and a tie. Facing two, Manitoba’s last shot on the extra end contacted the shot stone and rolled away but the moving Ontario stone rubbed the second shot stone just enough to move it and leave a Manitoba stone biting the button for the single point and victory.