Saskatchewan reaches the playoffs of the 2024 Brier

Mike McEwen (Krazytea, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Saskatchewan, skipped by Mike McEwen, is the first team to qualify for the 2024 Montana’s Brier. On Wednesday, McEwen won both of his games in dominant fashion. First he clobbered Northwest Territories 10-2 in the morning and then Nunavut 9-3 in the evening. As a result, he improves to a record of six wins and one loss and the Pool B leader.

Four more teams in Pool B are battling for two spots. Team Canada and Prince Edward Island are at 5-2, while Alberta and the Northwest Territories are at 4-3. This afternoon, Canada plays Alberta and Prince Edward Island plays the Northwest Territories. The winners of each game advance.

In Pool A, Manitoba’s Brad Jacobs, Northern Ontario, and Alberta are all tied for first place at 5-1. Manitoba’s Matt Dunstone is in fourth place at 4-2, and British Columbia is in fifth place at four wins and three losses. This morning Alberta plays British Columbia, while Northern Ontario plays Dunstone. This will be British Columbia’s final game, while Jacobs is facing Yukon. This evening, Bottcher will face Jacobs, Dunstone will face Newfoundland, and Northern Ontario is playing Yukon. Even though Newfoundland’s Andrew Symonds and Prince Edward Island’s Thomas Scoffin are eliminated with records of one win and five losses, they have the chance of playing spoiler on Thursday.

 

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