Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey helps Manitoba capture bronze

Chelsea Carey, skip for team Manitoba, during the Scotties Tournament of hearts curling event held...

Chelsea Carey, skip for team Manitoba, during the Scotties Tournament of hearts curling event held at the Maurice-Richard arena in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on February 7 2014. (Joel Lemay/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:43 PM ET

MONTREAL — Aside from the $12,000 financial reward and rings for their fingers, there was mainly pride on the line when provincial rivals Manitoba and Saskatchewan played the bronze-medal game at the Canadian women’s curling championship, Sunday.

That didn’t preclude some late-end dramatics.

Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey scored two in the eighth end to take a 4-3 lead, then stole three in the 10th for a 7-3 victory over Stefanie Lawton.

“Podium finish is good for our first Scotties,” Carey said. “And to come back and battle today, I’m so proud of the girls for hanging in there. It’s tough to get motivated for this. And we were able to pull it off. There’s a little bit of solace in that, anyway.”


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