P.E.I. now 2-8 at Brier
OTTAWA – P.E.I.’s Adam Casey rink split two games at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier on Thursday.
The Adam Casey rink won the P.E.I. Tankard Monday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. From left are third David Mathers, skip Adam Casey, second Anson Carmody and lead Robbie Doherty.
Casey, third stone David Mathers, second stone Anson Carmody and lead Robbie Doherty took advantage of the hammer to score three deuces in a 7-4 victory over the Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe in the morning draw. The win snapped a four-game slide for the rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.
In the afternoon draw, the Brad Gushue rink from Newfoundland and Labrador outscored the Island team 11-7. The Casey rink sits at 2-8 (won-lost) in the Canadian men’s curling championship.
With the score tied 2-2, Gushue stole three in the third end and never trailed the rest of the way.
Brett Gallant of Charlottetown plays second stone for the Gushue rink, which improved to 9-1.
The Casey rink will conclude the round robin against on Friday morning against Manitoba’s Mike McEwen, who took a 6-3 record into Thursday night's game against Quebec.