Dogfight brewing for playoff spot at Tournament of Hearts

Allison Flaxey's Ontario rink stunned Alberta's Val Sweeting at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts...

Allison Flaxey's Ontario rink stunned Alberta's Val Sweeting at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal on Wednesday. (Joel Lemay/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

MONTREAL - The defending champion is starting to make noises about going undefeated.

Alberta would just like a chance to make some noise in the playoffs.

The field at the Canadian women’s curling championship has separated into packs as the last two days of round-robin play approach.

The leader continues to be Rachel Homan’s Team Canada squad, with Saskatchewan and Manitoba hot on its heels.

Homan, 8-0 after a late Wednesday romp over P.E.I., dared to imagine becoming the first team in 29 years to go undefeated right through to a title.

“We did it in juniors in Quebec, and it would be nice if we could do it women’s in Quebec again,” Homan said. “I’m confident we can win the rest of our games. You have to be confident in your ability. We put in the practice and the hours and the work.”


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