It wasn’t the way Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock wanted pool play to wrap up for his rink, but he is not going to let an 8-4 loss to Ontario’s John Epping derail his dreams of ending Saskatchewan’s Brier drought and repeat what Brad Gushue did last year which is win the Tim Hortons Brier in his own province.
Laycock finished pool play with a record of 4-3 and admits he will be in tough to get to the Page Playoffs, but his rink is confident.
“We have to run the table because four losses is probably too many,” Laycock said. “If our pool completely dominates the other book and brings everyone back to four losses than maybe we have might have a chance.”
When asked about his chances, Laycock expressed confidence
“There’s no one on that side that we haven’t beaten before, so bring it on.”
As for who Laycock will play next, that will be decided after Wednesday’s final draw in Pool A. What is known is Laycock will be playing Thursday afternoon at 2 and Thursday night at 7.