Alberta and Saskatchewan Lead Pool A at the 2024 Scotties

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We have a two way tie at the top of the leaderboard of Pool A at the 2024 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alberta. Alberta is currently in first place and tied for the lead with Saskatchewan, as both western provinces are at a record of three wins and zero losses.

Alberta is skipped by Selena Sturmay of Edmonton, and this is her first appearance at the Scotties. What she was able to accomplish on Sunday afternoon was impressive indeed. The 25-year-old rookie upset Team Canada 8-6. It was an excellent start for Sturmay as she jumped out to an impressive 6-1 lead after three ends. Einarson’s team made things rather interesting after steals in the seventh and eighth ends, but were unable to ride that momentum into the ninth end. Sturmay’s other wins have been over Manitoba (7-5 on Friday) and Prince Edward Island (8-3 on Saturday).

Saskatchewan also has a rookie team making noise as 22-year-old Skylar Ackerman has been brilliant to date. They have beaten Prince Edward Island 11-8, Manitoba 8-6 and Northern Ontario 6-5. Their next three games will be tough as they have Quebec, Alberta and Canada in that order. In Pool B, there is only one team at 3-0. That is Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones. Meanwhile, Kate Cameron’s Manitoba team and Ontario’s Rachel Homan are 2-0.

 

 

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