Carey’s rink opens with a win at women’s curling provincials

Chelsea Carey of Calgary, with Red Deer’s Jocelyn Peterman tossing second stones, defeated Nicky Kaufman of Edmonton 7-5 as the provincial women’s championship opened Wednesday at the North Hill Curling Club. Meanwhile, Nadine Chyz of Calgary, with the aid of second Whitney Eckstrand of Red Deer, lost her lone game 6-5 to Deanne Nicol of Edmonton.

CALGARY — Chelsea Carey of Calgary, with Red Deer’s Jocelyn Peterman tossing second stones, defeated Nicky Kaufman of Edmonton 7-5 as the provincial women’s championship opened Wednesday at the North Hill Curling Club.

Meanwhile, Nadine Chyz of Calgary, with the aid of second Whitney Eckstrand of Red Deer, lost her lone game 6-5 to Deanne Nicol of Edmonton.

The Nicol foursome was atop the leaderboard with a 2-0 record heading into today’s action.

Joining Carey at 1-0 were Val Sweeting of Edmonton and Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge. At 1-1 were Nicky Kaufman, Shannon Kleibrink of Coaldale and Jessie Kaufman of Edmonton, while Chyz, Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton, Barb Lund and Trisha James of Fairview, and Jodi Marthaller of Lethbridge were all o-1 on opening day.