Jordison stays alive at Tankard

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Joel Jordison made a miraculous comeback to start play Friday.

Joel Jordison delivers a stone at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

He's going to need something similar if he's going to win a second SaskTel Tankard men's provincial curling title.

Facing Saskatoon's Darren Camm, Jordison trailed 6-2 heading into the seventh end. The Moose Jaw skip scored two and then stole a single point in each of the eighth, ninth and 10th ends to post a 7-6 win.

Jordison lost to Langenburg's Jeff Hartung 9-5 in the 4 p.m. draw to drop down the C event. In the late draw he stayed alive by beating Saskatoon's Bruce Korte 7-5. Jordison scored twice in the ninth end and then stole a point in the 10th end to hang on.

He will face Regina's Scott Bitz Saturday morning.

Brent Gedak's Estevan rink beat Yorkton's Terry Marteniuk 7-6 in an extra end in Friday's early draw. The Gedak rink features Derek Owens and Malcolm Vanstone.

Josh Heidt, who has Moose Jaw's Brock Montgomery playing third for him, lost 10-8 to Bitz to drop down the C event.

Gedak beat Heidt 5-4 in an extra end to stay alive in the C event.

Steven Laycock qualified through the A event as he beat Brock Virtue 5-4 in an extra end.

Virtue will face Darrell McKee in the B event final Saturday morning.

Geographic location: Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Langenburg Yorkton Bitz

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