Northern Ontario stops NWT reaching Scotties main draw

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Northern Ontario defeated the Northwest Territories 7-6 to progress to the main draw of the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw.

Tracy Horgan skipped Northern Ontario to victory in a pre-qualifying final which. under revised rules, decided the remaining place in the main draw.

The NWT, led by Kerry Galusha, trailed 6-2 with six ends complete but narrowed the gap to 7-5 after nine, only to come up just short in the 10th end – ending their participation in the tournament.

“We did the best we could,” said the team on its Facebook page. “We have had a wicked season and we knew people were cheering hard for us today.”

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The contest was far closer than the opening pre-qualifying round-robin game between the two, a 10-5 defeat for the NWT in which Galusha said her team had looked like ‘beginners’.

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