Carberry’s Braden Calvert and his Winnipeg-based team is two wins away from his first Canola provincial junior men’s curling championship.
Calvert, who now plays out of the Deer Lodge club while attending university in Winnipeg, stole seven points on Monday night as he beat Kyle Doering 9-2 in the 2-vs.-2 Page playoff game in Portage la Prairie.
Calvert will now take on Cole Peters in today’s semifinal. Peters fell 7-6 to Matt Dunstone, the defending national champion, in the 1-vs.-1 Page playoff game. Peters finished first in the Red Group with a 6-1 record.
Dunstone will play the semifinal winner in the final at 1:30 p.m.
Calvert closed out the round robin with a 5-3 win over Ty Dilello to place second in the Black Group at 5-2. He secured a playoff spot when Carberry native Austin Mustard (3-4) earned an 8-1 victory over Sean Davidson (4-3).
Brandon’s Tyler Grumpelt (3-4) closed out his event with a 5-3 win over Myles Hicks.
In the Red Group, Brandon’s Shayne MacGranachan beat Nathaniel Swanson 6-2 to finish the round robin with a 5-2 record, but missed the playoffs as Doering and Peters both went 6-1.
On the women’s side of the draw, both Brandon’s Kylee Calvert (2-5) and Dauphin’s Hanne Jensen (0-7) closed out their event with losses. Minnedosa’s Jennifer Curle (4-3), who now curls out of Winnipeg, finished the event with a 10-4 win over Lisa Reid.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 31, 2013