Team Saskatchewan, skipped by Robyn Silvernagle and with Swift Current's Kelly Schafer playing third, rallied from down 5-3 at the break to beat Kayla Skrilik and Team Alberta 11-9 in an extra end for their first win at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Saturday.
Silvernagle picked up one in the sixth and stole one more in the seventh to tie the game up, and after forcing Alberta to a single in the eighth, Saskatchewan scored four in the ninth end to go up 9-6 coming home. Skrilik made a difficult shot for three on her final stone in the tenth end to force an extra end, where Silvernagle scored two to take the win.
Saskatchewan (1-1) will face BC's Clancy Grandy in their only game of the day this afternoon at 3:00pm.
In other action on Saturday, Northern Ontario's Krista McCarville knocked off six-time Scotties Champion Jennifer Jones 11-8, Rachel Homan and Team Ontario picked up a 12-3 win over Stacie Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador and defending champion Kerri Einarson defeated BC 9-4.
Today is the annual telethon for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, in honour of three-time Canadian and World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist Sandra Schmirler, raising money to purchase equipment used to help premature and critically ill infants at hospitals across Canada. Over $7 million has been donated to 96 hospitals through the foundation, including a donation of $48,300 to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation in 2016 to fund the purchase of a Panda Infant Warmer for the women's and children's unit at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. You can make a donation online or call 1-866-210-6011.