Jones in seventh heaven after beating Middaugh to win Trials

Jennifer Jones raises her arms to the crowd after defeating Sherry Middaugh in the women's final at...

Jennifer Jones raises her arms to the crowd after defeating Sherry Middaugh in the women's final at the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Dec. 7, 2013. (KEVIN KING/QMI Agency)

Jim Bender, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Jennifer Jones was born on the seventh day of the seventh month, and readily admits that her lucky number is seven.

In fact, the Manitoba skip wears 77 on her regular uniform.

And it was in the seventh end that Jones cracked a three to take a 7-3 lead en route to an 8-4 victory over Ontario's Sherry Middaugh in the women's final of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials before 8,565 fans at the MTS Centre on Saturday night.

On the seventh day of the 12th month.

Supported by third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen, Jones will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23.

That means her Olympic dream will come true on a date that starts on the seventh.

But there really wasn't much lucky about this triumph. The four-time Canadian champion's team simply out-curled Middaugh's squad, plain and simple.

 


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