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Saskatchewan rink taking 5-4 record into Thursday’s action
Adam Casey is skipping the Saskatchewan representative at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, N.L.
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ST. JOHN’S – The Adam Casey rink split two games at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier on Wednesday.
Casey, who is skipping the Saskatchewan representative at the Canadian men’s curling championship, counted a single point in the 10th end to edge Nova Scotia’s Jamie Murphy 8-7 in the morning draw, and then lost by an identical score to Team Canada’s Kevin Koe in the afternoon draw.
Casey, a Seven Mile Bay native, will take a 5-4 (won-lost) record into Thursday morning’s game against Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs (6-3) in a game that will be televised live on The Sports Network (TSN) at 9:30 a.m. The Saskatchewan team will then play British Columbia’s John Morris in the evening draw.
After falling behind 6-2 after six ends, Casey outscored Koe 5-2 over the final four ends to come up just short in a comeback attempt.
Against Nova Scotia, Casey, third stone Catlin Schneider, second stone Shaun Meachem and lead Dustin Kidby jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three ends. Nova Scotia answered back tying the game 4-4 at the fifth-end break.
Casey took a 6-4 lead in the sixth end, the teams exchanged single points over the next two ends and Murphy scored a deuce in the ninth end to even the score.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue pulled out a 5-4 extra-end win against British Columbia’s John Morris on Wednesday afternoon. Brett Gallant of Charlottetown plays second stone for Gushue.
The Gushue rink defeated Quebec’s Jean-Michel Ménard’s rink 7-3 in a battle of 5-2 teams on Wednesday night.
Gushue will face Ontario’s Glenn Howard (3-5) and Team Canada’s Kevin Koe (6-2) on Thursday.