Nedohin, third Beth Iskiw, second Jessica Mair and lead Laine Peters will try to become the first Alberta curling team to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Alberta soil.
This afternoon in Red Deer, Nedohin’s rink will take on Team British Columbia’s Kelly Scott, the 2006 and 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champion.
In the round robin, Alberta won 7-4 when they faced each other Tuesday afternoon. But you can basically throw that result out the window because British Columbia was hit by the flu bug at that time. B.C. third Sasha Carter is curling phenomenal at the moment, and made two unbelievable shots in the 1-2 game Friday night.
In yesterday afternoon’s semi-final, Nedohin won 6-5 by the absolute slimmest of margins. A measure was needed to prove that the final stone she threw was closer to the rings than the Manitoba rock at the top of the four foot. A major reason why Alberta won Saturday as well was the fact that Manitoba third Kaitlyn Lawes was off her game. Lawes missed several key shots to give Alberta the win.