Kadriana Sahaidak and Colton Lott of Selkirk, Manitoba are in the final of the 2021 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Calgary, Alberta. On Tuesday, Sahaidak and Lott qualified for their second Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Final, as they reached the 2018 final before losing to Laura Crocker of Edmonton, Alberta, and Kirk Muyres of Regina, Saskatchewan 8-7 in Leduc, Alberta.
On Tuesday, Sahaidak and Lott reached the championship round seeded seventh after a Pool A record of five wins and one loss. Their only defeat came to Jocelyn Peterman of Red Deer, Alberta, and Brett Gallant of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on Saturday in a 7-3 defeat.
In Tuesday’s qualification round, Sahaidak and Lott defeated Newfoundland’s Mackenzie Mitchell and Greg Smith 8-3. That was followed by a quarterfinal win on Wednesday where they defeated Peterman and Gallant 8-7, then beat Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Manitoba, and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland 8-5 in one of two page seeding games, and then beat Danielle Schmiemann of Olds, Alberta and Canadian Olympic gold medalist John Morris of Canmore, Alberta 8-6 in the 1-2 game.
Sahaidak and Lott will play either Morris and Schiemann or Einarson or Gushue in Thursday’s final. In the 3-4 game on Wednesday, Einarson and Gushue defeated Walker and Muyres 8-6. Gushue won his past Olympic gold medal in men’s curling at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. Morris meanwhile won Olympic gold as a third for Kevin Martin in men’s curling at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and then the gold medal in mixed doubles curling with Kaitlyn Lawes of Winnipeg, Manitoba at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.