It’s Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania and despite attempts to somehow tie that into the preview for this week’s curling action have resulted in FAILure.
So, we’ll go with the unbiased, down-the-middle, “fair and balanced” start to the preview …
Anthracite Curling Club’s 2012 Club Championship season continues tonight with the second of seven regular season draws and that means four more draws at 7:30 at The Ice Rink at Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre.
Remember, there are still plenty of good seats available at The Ice Rink tonight and admission to watch is FREE. It’s been chilly lately and thus that makes the rink feel colder, so if you’re planning to watch, don’t forget a jacket.
Here is a rundown of the draws happening tonight:
Sheet 1: Karampilas (0-1) vs. Perrino (1-0)
Cracked Ice (Karampilas) looks for its first win of the season and Happy Hour (Perrino) looks to make it two-for-two to start the campaign. Cracked Ice was unable to solve its opponent last week, allowing them to score in the 2nd through 5th ends, resulting in a 6-3 loss.
Happy Hour used the Hammer to score a four-point 3rd end last week to start a six-point rally over the next two ends, erasing an early hole en route to a 6-4 win.
Sheet 2: Cawley (0-1) vs. Baessler (0-1)
Goodies’ (Baessler) comeback attempt against the defending champs fell short in the final end last week and they’ll surely be primed to get this season started on even footing with a win tonight.
Dave Cawley’s team of newcomers was held off the scoreboard in their first game and face a team tonight that’s well aware of the struggles of the first year but also of the quick turnaround that’s possible.
Sheet 3: Keeler (1-0) vs. Kerrick (1-0)
In the night’s only battle of unbeaten teams, “something’s gotta give” on Sheet 3 tonight.
Team Keeler scored in four consecutive ends last week en route to a 6-3 win, getting its season off to a promising start. Team Kerrick was able to hold its opponent off the scoreboard last week to get its first win.
Sheet 4: Lyons (1-0) vs. Sophy (0-1)
The defending champion Ice Techs (Lyons) had a four-point final end last week to cement a victory and kill a comeback attempt, continuing its impressive run in Club Championship play.
Team Sophy started hot in its draw last week but was ineffective with the Hammer, ultimately falling as a comeback attempt in the final end came up short.