What happens Friday will determine how Saturday looks for the Nova Scotia teams at the inaugural Canadian under-18 curling championships.
The women's team skipped by Cally Moore is 4-2 in the championship round after losing 7-3 to B.C. to start the second round. Six teams are competing for four spots in the medal chase on Saturday.
Moore and teammates Cassidy Currie, Alexis Chiasson and Cate Fitzgerald, in a three-way tie for third, play Northern Ontario and Alberta on Friday.
The Nova Scotia men are 3-3, in a three-way tie for fourth, after a 9-4 loss to B.C. Skip Ryan Abraham and teammates Mitchell Cortello, Jake Flemming and Thomas Mosher play Quebec and Ontario on Friday.
The semifinals are Saturday at 1 p.m. with the games for gold and bronze at 5 p.m.