Team Silvernagle wins Women's Curling Tour stop in Humboldt

With all of the teams playing against it conceding before playing all eight ends, Team Silvernagle won the top spot at the Saskatchewan Women's Curling Tour in Humboldt.

Robyn Silvernagle, the team’s skip, said the weekend was a successful one.

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“We just learned the ice, got a handle of it and put our rocks where they needed to be, pounced when we got that opportunity to capitalize when the other team made a mistake. I thought we did a really good job of that.”

Team Silvernagle was one of 16 teams at the competition, held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the Humboldt Curling Rink. The team is made up of Silvernagle; lead Kara Thevenot, who was raised in Birch Hills; second Jessie Hunkin and third Stefanie Lawton.

After three days of curling, they played Team Fleming, which had won three out of four games in the tournament, in the final.

After two blank ends, Team Silvernagle scored two, followed by one by Team Fleming.

“Get two, give them one, that’s always a good theory to have, so we got our two, gave them the one and then we just wanted to get two back,” Silvernagle said.

In the sixth end, Team Silvernagle got five. Team Fleming conceded. Silvernagle said she wasn’t expecting to get that many.

“They just kind of piled up,” she said. “I made a good double and then a nice tap for the last point.

She added Team Fleming made a few mistakes, which helped.

This stop of the tour was the last bonspiel of the year for Team Silvernagle, which has already made the 2019 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championships. They will be held in Humboldt Jan. 22 to 27.

“We’ll take a little break here and break for Christmas and then be back in the full swing of things with good practices and just getting that feel back again,” Silvernagle said.

The team is looking to win gold after placing second at the provincials in the last two years.

Silvernagle acknowledged the Humboldt Curling Club for putting the event on.

“I know it takes a takes a lot of work to put these events one so we really appreciate them having it and we’ll be back in Humboldt for provincials.”

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