Protec Video downs Keons in B-final

Katie Brickman
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Protec Video won the B-side final in the Super League Curling action on Wednesday evening. Teams members include, from left Al Lindquist, Don Shields, Wade Gray, Ken McInnis and Grant Domes.

It came down to two lower seeds, as the sixth placed Warren Marcotte (Keons) took on the fourth placed Al Lindquist (Protec Video) rink in the B-side final of the Super League Curling on Wednesday evening.

Both rinks came out strong and feeling good about the control of the stones and the ice. Protec Video was skipped by Wade Gray, where he got one point in the second end and another in the third end. Marcotte answered in the fourth end with two points. In the fifth end, Gray was able to open the game up with a three point finish and would add two more in the sixth end and one in the seventh end to win the game 8-2 and the $1,000 cash prize for winning the final game.

“The fifth end was the difference in the game, for sure,” said Gray. “We were all feeling good. We were all curling well. We were up for the game and we started off well.

“It felt real good to be in the final. We had two tough games to get here with extra end games,” said Gray.

Marcotte knew that the fifth end was the dagger for his rink and if his rock would have stayed up, then it would have jammed Gray on his own rock, but unfortunately, we missed the shot and allowed Gray to score the three points.

“We missed a few shots,” said Marcotte. “It was just that close. I wish the fifth end was different.”

It was not the start of the season that Marcotte’s rink wanted to happen, going 4-8 through the curling season, but we was happy with how they come on at the end and able to play in the final game.

“We did not have a great season, but we had quite a bit of success near the end,” Marcotte said. “This is the first time we’ve all curled together.”

In the third end, Terry Barkway from Marcotte’s rink pulled a calf muscle and had a difficult time playing and putting pressure

“He was really hurt and trying to stretch it out,” he said. “It limits your shots and I felt bad for him.”

Marcotte’s rink won $650 for their second place finish.

Both teams regular seasons are now finished, but will continue to play exhibition games on Wednesday evenings.

Organizations: Super League Curling

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