Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Beats Nova Scotia to Win Women's Curling Gold at Canada Winter Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Beats Nova Scotia to Win Women's Curling Gold at Canada Winter Games

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Ontario wins women's curling gold at CWG

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - With the women's curling final at the Canada Winter Games tied in an extra end, Megan Smith could feel the tension mounting with every shot.

"It was pretty stressful," said the 17-year-old Ontario skip. "I think I might have some grey hairs."

Smith's Sudbury rink finally won a tight seesaw battle 6-5 in the 11th end Saturday when Nova Scotia's Mary Fay clipped a guard with her last rock.

"It was back and forth, that's for sure," said Smith, who had the hammer in the extra end. "A lot of 1s on the board. It was a great game played by both teams."

Fay tied the game 5-5 in the 10th when she drew her final stone to score one at a packed Prince George Golf and Curling Club.

"It was so close. I don't think we could have been any closer," Fay said as she fought back tears. "I'm so proud of my teammates and it's really disappointing, but we did everything we could have.

"At the end of the day they just played really well. They deserve it."

Earlier Saturday, Saskatchewan beat New Brunswick 9-8 in an extra end to win bronze at the under-18 event.

Smith, third Kira Brunton, second Mikaela Cheslock and lead Emma Johnson finished a perfect 8-0, while Fay's rink from Chester, N.S., that includes third Jennifer Smith, second Karlee Burgess and lead Janique LeBlanc wound up 6-1 overall. …

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