Strong start for Silvernagle rink at Meridian Canadian Open

Photo Submitted Skip Robyn Silvernagle, third Stefanie Lawton, second Jessie Hunkin and lead Kara Thevenot are taking part in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling’s Meridian Canadian Open this week.

The bright lights of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling haven’t fazed Robyn Silvernagle’s rink this week.

The North Battleford based squad, which includes Prince Albert’s Kara Thevenot at lead, have posted a 2-1 record following the first three days of action at the Meridian Canadian Open, which is being held at the North Battleford Civic Centre.

Silvernagle, who also curls with third Stefanie Lawton and second Jessie Hunkin, curled 90 percent Wednesday morning in a 6-3 win over Tracy Fleury’s rink from Winnipeg.

They followed that up with a 9-5 extra-end win over Nina Roth of the United States Thursday morning, but lost 8-3 to Ottawa’s Rachel Homan in an ‘A’ event final Thursday afternoon.

The team has a second chance to reach the playoffs in the triple knockout competition Friday afternoon, as they’ll play Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in a ‘B’ event final.

The Canadian Open runs through Sunday and is airing nationally on CBC and Sportsnet.