STRATFORD, Ont. — Mary Fay's clutch eighth-end draw clinched the women's title for Nova Scotia at the Canadian junior curling championships.
Fay's shot broke open a 5-5 tie as Nova Scotia, rounded out by third Kristin Clarke, lead Janique LeBlanc and second Karlee Burgess, went on to a 9-5 win over British Columbia's Sarah Daniels in Sunday's final.
"It felt great to make that draw," said Fay. "Whenever I'm throwing a draw, I always feel confident because I have Karlee and Janique sweeping for me. They have the hard job; it's not to too hard to throw it, but to judge the weight? But I have two amazing sweepers and I'm confident in them."
The foursome from Chester stole two in the ninth to seal the victory after B.C. came back to tie the game with back-to-back steals in the sixth and seventh ends.
Nova Scotia ran B.C. out of rocks in the 10th.
"Holy. I don't even know how to explain it," Burgess said. "Going into the last end, we knew we just had to throw clean shots and Mary would have an open shot at the end."
Manitoba's Matt Dunstone faced Northern Ontario's Tanner Horgan in the men's final later Sunday.
The Canadian Press