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Canadian women’s curling championship final will feature all-Winnipeg skip battle

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Wild Card Kerri Einarson earned her spot in the final after defeating Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault 12-9 in the semifinal
Wild Card Kerri Einarson earned her spot in the final after defeating Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault 12-9 in the semifinal (Canadian Press photo)

PENTICTON, B.C. — Two Winnipeg-based skips will compete for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts title.

Wild Card Kerri Einarson defeated Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault 12-9 in Sunday morning’s semifinal, booking her spot in the late afternoon title match against Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones.

Jones, the Olympic champion from the Sochi 2014 Games, earned her spot in the final by beating Einarson Saturday night in the 1-2 Page playoff.

Einarson scored four points in a big fifth end against Arsenault and led Nova Scotia 10-6 after six. With hammer in the 10th, Einarson added a single to seal the win.

Kristin MacCuish led Team Wild Card with a 93 shooting percentage. Jennifer Crouse led Nova Scotia at 91.

Einarson’s Wild Card team finished the round-robin portion of the tournament in first place in Pool A with a 6-1 record — including a win against Jones. Manitoba and Nova Scotia were both 5-2.

Einarson earned her spot in the Scotties by beating Chelsea Carey’s Calgary rink in the play-in game on Day 1 of the tournament.

Jones is going for her sixth Canadian women’s curling title.

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