Manitoba’s Meghan Walter and Jordon McDonald teams have been eliminated in the first round of playoffs at the Saskatoon Junior competition to determine Canada’s reps for the 2022 World Juniros in Sweden.
Walter lost 7-4 to Nova Scotia Friday morning while McDonald was a 7-2 loser to Nfld-Labrador.
(8PM: Thursday, Nov. 25) MANITOBANS ADVANCE AT JUNIOR WORLD QUALIFIER IN SASKATOON .. The Manitoba teams skipped by Meghan Walter (East St. Paul) and Jordon McDonald (Deer Lodge) have advanced to the knockout playoff round at the junior event underway in Saskatoon. The event’s objective is to identify teams to represent Canada at the World Juniors in Sweden in 2022.
Team Walter (Lane Prokopowich, Katie McKenzie, Mackenzie Elias, Coach Frank Walter) advanced with a 3W-2L record and must win three games to win the trip to the worlds. They will open Friday morning at 10AM against Nova Scotia who had a 4-1 record in the other Pool. The winner plays Northern Ontario at 5PM. N. Ont had a 4-1 record in the Walter pool.
The other side of the draw has New Brunswick (3-2 in the Walter Pool) against Ontario (2-3 in the other pool) with the winner playing Alberta, the only unbeaten team in the competition.
Team McDonald (Reece Hamm, Elias Huminicki, Alexandre Fontaine, Coach Blaine Malo), with a 3W-2L record, will meet Nfld-Labrador (4W-1L) in the first playoff game and, if the win they will take on undefeated Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario comprise the teams in the other half of the playoff draw.
The finals are set for Saturday at 1PM.