Vegreville’s Val Sweeting and her Team Einarson mates are Scotties bound ...
Einarson, Sweeting and company topped Team Jennifer Jones 8-6 on Sunday to win the Manitoba Scotties and punch their tickets to Moose Jaw as the Manitoba representatives at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
It was a nearly perfect run for Team Einarson, which, after a Day One stumble to Team Abby Ackland, ran the table including a win over the defending Manitoba representative in Tracy Fleury and her undefeated rink on Saturday. A win that secured Einarson a spot in Sunday's Final.
The victory is Einarson’s second career provincial championship, but first with this squad which includes Sweeting, who was named a 'Manitoba Scotties All-Star' for her work at Third as well as Shannon Birchard at Second and Briane Meilleur at Lead.
Meantime, this will be Sweeting’s forth trip to the Scotties.
She skipped her own crew to the national women’s curling championship as the Alberta representative in 2010, 2014 and 2015 but has yet to be crowned champion.