A clean sweep for Nadine Chyz

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 PM ET

It was a clean sweep for Nadine Chyz, whose Calgary rink went undefeated on their way to the 2011 Alberta Subway Juniors championship.

A 7-1 win over Jocelyn Peterman in seven ends of the final pushed Chyz's record to a perfect 8-0 at provincials.

After blanking the opening end, Chyz scored three in the second and singles the rest of the way except for the fourth end, where Peterman made her lone mark.

"You have been a big competitor all year and you played a great game," Chyz told her opponent in her trophy speech.

Although the Peterman team is going to Halifax in February to represent Alberta at the Canada Games, Chyz carried the momentum into the final after going 7-0 to bye their way into the championship.

"It's what we hoped for," Chyz said. "We knew we had the potential. It was really nice to go 7-0, but the last one is the game that matters the most."

While Chyz was dominant on the pebbled ice, the squad faced even more of a challenge in the icy conditions outdoors on the weekend, finding themselves pushing coach J.D. Lind's vehicle out of the snow.

"A couple times, actually, here and at the hotel," Chyz said at the Crestwood Curling Club following Sunday's game. "It was kind of like a pre-game warmup."

But it's nothing Lind should rely on becoming a team ritual when they head back home for nationals at the end of the month, Chyz joked.

Having the Canadian juniors in Calgary at the end of the month has its advantages.

"Everyone asked about that and I tried not to think about it, but I can now," said Chyz.

The team will still have an opportunity to travel if everything goes well on the national level, considering the world juniors are being held in Perth, Scotland.

JUNIOR MEN'S: Calgary's Colin Hodgson upended Scott Smith 8-2 in seven ends on the strength of four points in the fifth to finish with a 7-1 record.

The former NAIT curler was unable to comment on his win as tournament organizers interrupted his interview with the Sun as soon as it began, even though the trophy presentations and photo session were completed.


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