By Chronicle herald Sports

Paul Flemming and Team Nova Scotia took a 6-1 record into Wednesday’s late draw at the Canadian mixed curling championship in Morris, Man.

Flemming, a past two-time winner, and teammates Kelly MacIntosh, Glen MacLeod and Theresa Breen belted Steve Moss of the Yukon/Northwest Territories 9-3 in the afternoon draw.

Moss kept it close until the Bluenoses posted a four-ender in the eighth to bring a halt to the match.

Nova Scotia had a late game against Manitoba’s Terry McNamee, the leader at 7-1. P.E.I.’s Robert Campbell was also in the chase for the lead at 6-1.

Ontario’s Chris Gardner and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan were at 6-2 after 12 draws.

Nova Scotia plays P.E.I. and Ontario today. The round robin ends Friday morning with the final on Saturday.

Fitzner-LeBlanc entered in $18,000 Cashspiel

Nova Scotia men’s curling champion Ian Fitzner-LeBlanc will compete this weekend at the $18,000 Molson Mayflower Cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club.

Fitzner-LeBlanc, second last week at the Atlantic Challenge in New Glasgow, Mark Kehoe, Doug MacKenzie and New Brunswick’s Terry Odishaw will be some of the top contenders in the men’s draw.

Colleen Jones and former world championship teammate Mary-Anne Arsenault will be in the women’s event. P.E.I.’s Kim Dolan has also entered.

Play begins Friday at 8 a.m. with the final Sunday at 3 p.m.

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