Team Silvernagle battling hard at Scotties

Record of 4-2 going into Wednesday

The team of Robyn Silvernagle has once again represented Saskatchewan well at the national Scotties in Moose Jaw.

Through Tuesday night, the Silvernagle team had a record of four wins and two losses and were still in contention at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

After an opening draw win over New Brunswick 6-4 on Saturday afternoon, Silvernagle ended up on the wrong end of a 9-6 score that evening to Team Canada.

The team then ended up winning three in a row to move into a tie for first place in their group. They beat Nunavut 11-8 Sunday, and then got a statement 7-5 win over Alberta on Monday night.

Silvernagle then beat Quebec 5-3 on Tuesday afternoon to move into a first place tie. But they were on the wrong side of the scoreboard in their matchup with Kerri Einarson of Manitoba that night, as Manitoba scored five in the fourth end en route to a 10-6 win.

The team had one game left to go Wednesday, against Northern Ontario, to determine if they would advance to the championship round on Thursday and Friday. Playoffs begin on Saturday.

Through it all, the Silvernagle team has enjoyed the strong support of Saskatchewan fans in Moose Jaw. A busload of North Battleford fans, organized by Twin River Curling Club, travelled down to Moose Jaw to watch Silvernagle’s games on Sunday.

At Planning Committee on Tuesday, it was noted by meeting chair Len Taylor and by Mayor Ryan Bater that Silvernagle’s performance has brought positive publicity to North Battleford and to Twin Rivers Curling Club on TV.

There was “constant mention of North Battleford, and in a very positive way,” said Bater. “The team has been just fine ambassadors for our community.”

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