The matchups are now set for this afternoon’s Manitoba junior men’s and junior women’s curling championship finals.
At the Gimli Curling Club, Stonewall’s Sam Good will play the undefeated Pembina team skipped by Daniel Birchard for a provincial title. Good advanced to the final with a 7-6 win this morning over Deer Lodge’s Joey Witherspoon in the semi-final.
The championship final will be a rematch of Sunday’s 1 vs 1 page playoff game, which Birchard won 6-3.
Meanwhile, Ste. Anne’s Alyssa Vandepoele advanced to the junior women’s provincial final with a 7-2 thrashing of East St. Paul’s Katie Spencer in this morning’s semi-final at Victoria Curling Club.
Vandepoele will now face St. Vital’s Breanne Meakin in the final. That game will also be a rematch of Sunday’s 1 vs 1 game, which Meakin won 9-4.
Meakin is seeking to make Manitoba curling history this afternoon as just the fourth curler ever to win 4 provincial junior women’s championships. She won previous titles in 2010, 2009 and 2007.
Both of this afternoon’s finals are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m..