In what many have said was the best game of this year’s Brier so far, the Steve Laycock rink fell to Brad Gushue 5-4 in an extra end Thursday night.
Team Saskatchewan as a team played a phenomenal game, shooting 93% in the game.
Skip Steve Laycock looked back at the game, saying their were some missed opportunities.
“A couple of opportunities, especially on my shots. That first one in 10, if I get that wrapped around the corner guard we’re sitting pretty good, (but) I left a double, then obviously in the extra end I set up a double as well,” Laycock says. “That’s a little disappointing but overall I was pretty happy with how we played, and I think Matt (Dunstone) made a lot of great shots for us.”
The Saskatchewan rink is now down to 5-4, and will need lots of help from other teams in order to get a shot at the playoffs.
Laycock says the rough start to the Brier is showing up now.
“The two losses at the start of the week show up really big now, the chances of going through this Championship pool with the teams we had to play with four wins is pretty low,” Laycock says. “You play really well against these teams and only beat them half of the time, so that was tough, we’d love to have one of those early one’s back, but that’s the way curling is and we’re still alive, so we’ll come out and do what we can do tomorrow, and hope for some help.”
Laycock takes on the wild card team, Team Mike McEwen, Friday afternoon.