There’s nothing like sharing some quality family bonding time especially when you’re trying to win the Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

That’s exactly what three-time champion Barb Spencer and daughters Katie, Holly and Allyson are doing at the Shamrock Centre in Killarney.

"It's been phenomenal,” said Barb who has skipped the team the past two years. “It's been a lot of fun curling with them. It's been a lot of growing and learning but we've really enjoyed curling together."

The Spencers spent the first two days at the Shamrock Centre reeling off wins over Cheryl Reed of Brandon, Rebecca Lamb of Stonewall, Mackenzie Zacharias of Altona and Tiffany McLean of Brandon.

“We feel good going into this week,” said third Katie. “We've really worked hard at our game so we're feeling good."

Second Holly echoed her sisters thoughts.

“All of our games are going to be tough. We have to come out and play as good as we can and hopefully get some breaks.”

The youngest Spencer is soaking it all in.

"This is my first ladies provincials so I've kind of learned to be with the crowd and everything,” said Allyson who throws the first two rocks. “It's been a learning experience and I'm getting more used to having them here.”

“All of the girls have been playing great ahead of me,” said proud mom Barb. “Allyson, it's her first provincials but you wouldn't know it by watching her curl. She's making everything at lead and Holly and Katie are playing great at their positions as well. I've been here before and you have to play well and get some breaks, stay calm and see how things go."

The Spencers' first loss happened Friday morning at the hands of Barb’s sister and Katie, Holly and Allyson’s aunt.

Darcy Robertson won her fifth in a row as she stole single points in the eighth, ninth and tenth ends and beat Team Spencer 6-5.

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2018 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts
@ the Shamrock Centre in Killarney
Friday, January 12th
Draw #9   8:30 a.m.
Kerri Einarson, East St. Paul 9 Jennifer Clark-Rouire, Miami 1
Darcy Robertson, Assiniboine Memorial 6 Barb Spencer, Assiniboine Memorial 5
Tiffany McLean, Brandon 8 Rebecca Lamb, Stonewall 6 (EE)
Mackenzie Zacharias, Altona 8 Cheryl Reed, Brandon 4

Draw #10   12:15 p.m.
Jennifer Jones, St. Vital 8 Kristy Watling, Fort Rouge 4
Briane Meilleur, Fort Rouge 10 Shannon Birchard, Thistle 6
Joelle Brown, Charleswood 7 Jennifer Briscoe, Thompson 4
Alyssa Calvert, Carberry 9 Lisa Hale-Menard, Dauphin 4

Draw #11   4 p.m.
Einarson 7 Robertson
Clark-Rouire 9 Spencer 34
Lamb 10 Reed 5
Zacharias 7 McLean 4

Draw #12   7:45 p.m.
Jones 10 Birchard 0
Watling 11 Meilleur 5
Brown 7 Hale-Menard 3
Calvert 9 Briscoe 4


Standings
Black Group
Jones & Brown (5-1)
Birchard, Meilleur, Watling & Calvert (3-3)
Briscoe & Hale-Menard (1-5)

Red Group
Einarson (6-0)
Robertson (5-1)
Spencer (4-2)
Zacharias & Clark-Rouire (3-3)
Lamb (2-4)
McLean (1-5)
Reed (0-6)


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Monday, October 22nd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Volleyball
Northlands Parkway vs Dakota
@ Wpg, (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Colorado at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Washington at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Charlotte at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
New York at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m.
Washington at Portland, 9 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 21st

MJHL
Winkler 3 Wpg Blues 2 (SO)
Portage 6 Virden 5 (SO)
Steinbach 7 OCN 0

MMJHL
Pembina Valley 6 Transcona 5

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Interlake 5 Pembina Valley 3 
Eastman 4 Central Plains 3
Yellowhead 2 Kenora 0
Parkland 8 Norman 2
Wpg Bruins 5 Brandon 4
Wpg Wild 4 Southwest 3 (OT)

Winnipeg AAA Bantam Hockey League
Central Plains 7 Pembina Valley 3

AHL
Manitoba 6 San Antonio 3

NHL
Calgary 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Tampa Bay 6 Chicago 3
Buffalo 4 Anaheim 2

NFL
Minnesota 37 N.Y. Jets 17
L.A. Chargers 20 Tennessee 19
Carolina 21 Philadelphia 17
Indianapolis 37 Buffalo 5
New England 38 Chicago 31
Tampa Bay 26 Cleveland 23 (OT)
Houston 20 Jacksonville 7
Detroit 32 Miami 21
New Orleans 24 Baltimore 23
Washington 20 Dallas 17
L.A. Rams 39 San Francisco 10
Kansas City 45 Cincinnati 10

NBA
Atlanta 133 Cleveland 111
Sacramento 131 Oklahoma City 120
Denver 100 Golden State 98 
L.A. Clippers 115 Houston 112 

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