Saskatchewan’s Adam Casey from the Regina Highland Curling Club, won both his matches to improve its record to 2-1 at the Canadian men’s curling championship in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Casey’s rink defeated Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher 11-5 in the morning draw before getting an an 8-2 victory over the Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe in the afternoon.
On Saturday, Mike McEwen of Manitoba edged Casey 6-5 in the Brier’s opening draw.
McEwen and Team Canada’s Kevin Koe were 3-0 after Sunday’s draws.
Casey, Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs, Nova Scotia’s Jamie Murphy and Newfoundland-Labrador’s Brad Gushue were next in line at 2-1.
Monday, Casey will face Quebec’s Jean-Michel Menard in the morning draw and Gushue in the evening.
It’s been since 1980 when a team from Saskatchewan captured the top prize in Canadian men’s curling — the last rink was Rick Folk,