Rachel Homan shoots a stone during the Canadian Beef Masters semifinals on Oct. 28, 2018, in Truro, N.S. (Anil Mungal)

Homan faces Hasselborg for Masters championship

October 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

TRURO, N.S. — Three-time Canadian Beef Masters champion Rachel Homan will have the chance to add to her haul at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event.

Homan and her Ottawa-based club earned a championship opportunity after bouncing Edmonton’s Team Chelsea Carey 6-4 in Sunday morning’s semifinals at Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Team Homan takes on reigning Olympic gold medallists Team Anna Hasselborg. The Swedish side, who earned their first GSOC title at last month’s Princess Auto Elite 10, ousted Team Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 8-4.

Homan, a winner of seven GSOC titles, captured her third Masters right here in this very rink in 2015.

Watch the women’s final live at 6 p.m. AT (5 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet and online at Sportsnet NOW (Canada) or Yare (international).

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Meanwhile, Toronto’s Team John Epping collides with Calgary’s Team Kevin Koe for the men’s title.

Watch live at 2 p.m. AT (1 p.m. ET) on CBC and online at Sportsnet NOW (Canada) or Yare (international).

Team Epping charged through world champions Team Niklas Edin of Sweden 8-3. Epping is a three-time GSOC winner and just needs a Masters title to complete the career Grand Slam (i.e. win all four majors).

Koe, who has five GSOC titles to his name, completed the comeback to defeat Scotland’s Team Bruce Mouat 6-5. Down by two and with only three seconds left on the clock, Koe fired a buzzer-beating double to score three and punch his team’s ticket.

NOTES: The Canadian Beef Masters is the second event and the first major of the 2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season. … Winners take home $30,000 of the $250,000 total purse plus berths to the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup in April. … Points are also on the line for the Pinty’s Cup, which is awarded to the overall season champions following the conclusion of the Players’ Championship.