Hofer shooting for top-five finish

Vernon’s Sydney Hofer was hoping for a top-five finish Saturday in women’s curling at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George

Vernon’s Sydney Hofer was hoping for a top-five finish Saturday in women’s curling at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

Throwing lead rocks for Sarah Daniels of Delta, Team B.C. lost 9-4 to New Brunswick in quarterfinal play Friday.

“It was a tough loss against New Brunswick; they played great and had draw weight in their back pocket the entire game,” said Hofer, an 18-year-old UBC Okanagan accounting student. “While our team played our hardest, we seemed to get the wrong side of the inch, and they got the right side. We wish them the best of luck in the semifinal They deserved to win.”

B.C. was scheduled to play Saturday morning for fifth and sixth spot.

“We are still very excited for our next game and proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Hofer.

“As there were 13 teams in, we’ve made the top half.”

B.C.’s shooting percentage was third-best at 73 percent. Daniels was 78 per cent for first in the round-robin, while Hofer shot 74 per cent.

Team Quebec leads the medal standings.