Lorraine Jeffries skipped the crew that had a successful nationals in Alberta.

Lorraine Jeffries skipped the crew that had a successful nationals in Alberta.

Alberni skip leads way at Nationals

A Port Alberni skip has led the women’s team from BC to the playoffs at the 2014 ATB Financial Canadian Masters Curling Championships

A Port Alberni skip has led the women’s curling team from BC to the playoffs at the 2014 ATB Financial Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Coaldale, Alberta.

The Vancouver Island team of Lorraine Jeffries took home the bronze medal, after a great string of results at the competition, which ran from March 31 to April 6.

A 3-2 defeat against Saskatchewan in the semi-finals took them to the bronze medal game, where they beat Manitoba 4-3.

“The event was absolutely wonderful – extremely well run, and a lot of fun,” Jeffries said. “

Coaldale did a great job of hosting the Masters.”

This is the second year in a row that Jeffries has represented BC at the masters level.

The Port Alberni native played third on Team Lepine at last year’s event.

This year’s team, representing the Alberni Valley Curling Club had Jeffries, lead Trudy Beskau (Alberni), third Zorka Smith (Nanaimo), second Eilene Mitton (Nanaimo).