Jennifer Jones doles out high-fives to her Manitoba teammates at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton. Mark Brett/Western News

Jones remains undefeated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Two teams in Pool A are 3-0 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

A spotless record so far, but there is still a lot of curling to do in Penticton before the week comes to a close for Jennifer Jones at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Her Manitoba team now has a 3-0 record after defeating Nova Scotia at Monday’s 9 a.m. draw at the South Okanagan Events Centre. An enviable position as they get into the grind towards playoffs but Jones, who is making a run for her sixth national championship title, isn’t looking that far into the tournament yet.

“It’s a great way to start but it feels like a thousand games left,” said Jones after her Manitoba rink’s 11-5 victory.

Related: What’s on tap at the Scotties on Monday

Team Manitoba shot well with Dawn McEwen at 93 per cent, Jill Officer at 96 per cent and Shannon Birchard at 83 per cent.

“We are getting something out of all our shots. There is no real complete misses and we feel pretty good with the speed, the ice, where to put the broom and we are having some fun. All in all it’s been a great experience so far,” said Jones.

Kerri Einarson’s Wild Card team (3-0) found themselves in a good battle with Saskatchewan (1-2) on Monday morning. A solid seventh end by Saskatchewan, where they scored two, tied the game 4-4. The Wild Card team took the lead in the eight sitting one stone and placed three stones in scoring position in the ninth.

“I felt we were in control the whole time and wasn’t a bit worried until the eighth end,” said Einarson of the 8-4 win.

With a final chance to clear them, Saskatchewan sent a rock sailing through the house which ended their chance for a comeback. Saskatchewan conceded, handing Einarson her fourth win.

“Sherry (Anderson, Team Saskatchewan fourth) is a vet. She has been here so many times and I expected a really good game. We definitely had to come out and be on top of them,” said Einarson who shot 85 per cent.

Northern Ontario improved their record to 2-2 as they defeated Team Yukon, who have yet to win a game, 8-5.

It came down to the the eleventh end for New Brunswick to improve their record to 2-2 as they defeated the Northwest Territories 8-7.

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach Fire & Ice Festival snuffed out

Committee announces termination of event after 25 years

Parksville-Qualicum MLA says throne speech thin on detail

Stilwell: Government lacks economic development plan to pay for promises

Big chill follows big dump of snow in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Sub-freezing overnight temperatures forecast for rest of week

Generals, Buccaneers extend rivalry as VIJHL playoffs open Tuesday

Oceanside closes the regular season with back-to-back losses to Nanaimo

Vaudeville variety show in Errington kicks off

Raunchy comedy, impressive singing, sultry dances and more feature in show

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

BCHL Today: Langley enjoys home ice while roller coast ride continues for Chilliwack Chiefs

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

North Island Bantam Eagles axe Sooke Thunderbirds in semi-final showdown

It was another do or die playoff game for the North Island Bantam Eagles last Saturday.

Federal government to fight solitary confinement ruling from B.C. court

B.C. Supreme Court decided to end the practice of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons

Hedley withdraws from Junos, plans to discuss ‘how we have let some people down’

Hedley was dropped by their label last week after sexual misconduct accusations

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: B.C. takes home gold in two-man bobsleigh

Women’s hockey team beats Russia 5-0, Comox skier takes home best qualifying score

Vancouver Island job market ever-evolving

Various sectors driving employment in region will be represented at Black Press career fair in Comox Feb. 8

Wounded Warrior Run 2018 leaves Port Hardy

The Wounded Warrior Run is a relay run where a group of runners cover Vancouver Island in seven days

Calgary man dies in Mexico following sudden illness

Troy Black was with his wife, Lindsay, in Puerto Vallarta when he began vomiting blood on Thursday

Most Read