Perth Native Hailey Armstrong lost a back and forth gold medal game at the 2017 Junior Women’s Curling Championships yesterday to Alberta, 5-3.
Curling Canada reports that it was a nail-biter to the very end; five of the first seven ends were blanked, with Ontario — unbeaten entering the final — scoring a deuce in the third while Alberta matched it in the sixth.
It came down to the 10th end, when Alberta’s Kristen Streifel stole the winning points in the 10th end after Armstrong's attempt to remove an Alberta stone at the top of the button was heavy.
Bailey said, “I think it was a really well-played game; we just had a couple misses that were kind of crucial,” said Armstrong, whose silver-medal team was rounded out by third Grace Holyoke, second Lindsay Dubue, lead Marcia Richardson and coach Bill Rogers.
“The shot at the end was really hard; it was overburied. But we gave it our all at the end. This team has been together for one year, and I think we did pretty well, coming second and going 10-and-1,” she added.