KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Alberta’s Kevin Koe has captured the Canadian men’s curling championship.
Koe’s rink scored three points in three separate ends to beat B.C. skip John Morris 10-5 at the Tim Hortons Brier Sunday.
B.C. beat Alberta in the 1-2 game to move straight to the final and opened well with a deuce in the first end, erupting the sellout hometown crowd of fourth stone Jim Cotter.
But the Calgary foursome responded with a three in the second end after Morris was heavy and rolled through.
Cotter did the same thing in the fourth when he flashed on a freeze attempt, had to draw for one and accomplished that only by a slim margin.
In the fifth with rocks scattered around the 12, Cotter lost his shooter, letting Koe gently tap a B.C. rock back to score another three.
A final three in the sixth end made it 9-4 and handshakes would have followed in the eighth, except for the needs of the TV broadcaster.