PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Jennifer Jones and Mark Nichols booked a berth in the Page Playoff 3-4 game at the Canadian mixed doubles curling trials Saturday morning with an 8-7 extra-end victory over Chelsea Carey and Colin Hodgson.
The Carey/Hodgson duo had hammer in the extra end and needed to hit the four-foot ring with their final stone. However, Carey's throw was a little heavy and Jones/Nichols stole a single for the win.
Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant defeated Jill Officer and Reid Carruthers 8-5 in the other morning elimination game at Stride Place.
Jones/Nichols will meet Peterman/Gallant in the Page 3-4 game on Saturday afternoon with the winner to advance to the evening semifinal.
Later in the day, Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris were scheduled to play Brad Gushue and Val Sweeting in the Page 1-2 game. The 1-2 winner will advance to Sunday's championship game while the loser will play the 3-4 winner in the semifinal.
The semifinal winner will advance to the final.
The winning team will represent Canada at the Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.