There are four games left in the TELUS Junior Women’s and Men’s Championships in Portage.
On the late draw Friday, Jordon McDonald (Deer Lodge) and Grace Beaudry (St. Vital) won the Page Playoff 1-1 games to advance to their respective championship games. At the same time, they earned the first of two national championship invitations available in each championship.
McDonald defeated Jace Freeman (Virden) in a short game but there was high drama in the junior women’s game as Beaudry jumped out to 4- lead after six ends but gave up four to Zoey Terrick (Heather) to trail 5-4 after seven. Tied coming home, Beaudry’s fourth thrower, Emily Ogg executed a hit up the centre line through a very narrow port to remove a Terrick shot stone and win the game.
Terrick and Freeman have second lives. They’ll play the semi-finals at 11AM.
Freeman faces Ronan Peterson after the Heather eliminated Colton Olafson (Portage) in the Page 3-4 game. Terrick’s opponent will be Cheyenne Ehnes (Heather) after their comeback win over Tansy Tober (Fort Garry).Ehnes stole singles on the ninth, tenth and extra ends to advance to the semifinal.