Jennifer Jones Roars into Olympic Trials final

Skip Jennifer Jones yells instructions to her sweepers during draw 7 against Team Sonnenberg at the...

Skip Jennifer Jones yells instructions to her sweepers during draw 7 against Team Sonnenberg at the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Winnipeg. (REUTERS)

JIM BENDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Jennifer Jones has stolen her way to being one game away from a trip to the Olympics.

Jones stole the winning point when Ontario skip Rachel Homan's draw attempt was heavy in the 10th end, pulling out a 7-6 victory before 7,343 fans at the MTS Centre on Wednesday night.

Jones jumped into first place in the Tim Hortons oar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials with a 5-1 record and a bye into Saturday's final at 6:30 p.m.

"Are we in the final? Wow, I had no idea," Jones responded after the match. "That's awesome. I mean, we battled back and really hung in there and made a couple of great shots in the last end and made her make a draw (attempt), and it worked out well for us.

"I knew for sure that we clinched a playoff spot … Those are the kind you have to grind out to win in order to be successful this week. You just want to hang in and make them make the last shot and it worked out for us."


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