Hodgson stumbles at Canadian junior curling championships

Hometown favourite Nadine Chyz remained unbeaten Sunday after five draws at the Canadian junior curling championships.

CALGARY — Hometown favourite Nadine Chyz remained unbeaten Sunday after five draws at the Canadian junior curling championships.

The Calgary native routed Newfoundland and Labrador’s Erin Porter 11-1 in Draw 5, improving her record to 5-0 to tie undefeated Trish Paulson of Saskatchewan atop the women’s standings. Paulson was a 13-6 winner over P.E.I.’s Sarah Fullerton to move into a share of first. Saskatchewan’s Braeden Moskowy (5-0) is the only undefeated rink on the men’s side after 12-3 win over Spencer Pitre of P.E.I in Sunday’s late draw. Moskowy took down Quebec’s Vincent Bourget, 9-3 in the afternoon.

In other men’s action, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Colin Thomas (4-1) moved into second place with a 7-6 victory in 11 ends over local favourite Colin Hodgson (3-2), of Lacombe, who dropped to fourth place. Ontario’s Mat Camm (3-1) is in third after his easy 12-2 win against Bourget (2-3) in Draw 5, and New Brunswick’s Jon Rennie (3-2) moved up to fifth by winning 8-2 over Manitoba’s Sam Good (2-3).

On the women’s side, Ontario’s Clancy Grandy and B.C.’s Dailene Sivertson moved into a third-place tie with 3-1 records after Draw 5. Grandy handled Quebec’s Alanna Routledge 8-3, while Sivertson needed 11 ends to edge Northern Ontario’s Kendra Lilly (1-3).

Draws 6 and 7 continue Monday.

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