Winnipeg's McEwen beats world champion Gushue at Players' Championship
Canada skip Brad Gushue celebrates his gold medal win over Sweden with third, Mark Nichols, second, Brett Gallant, lead, Geoff Walker, alternate, Tom Sallows and coach, Jules Owchar at the Men's World Curling Championships in Edmonton, Sunday, April 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, April 14, 2017 9:30AM CST
TORONTO - Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., broke a tie game, stealing three consecutive ends for a 7-2 victory over Ottawa's Rachel Homan on Thursday in Draw 9 of round-robin play at the Players' Championship, a stop on the Grand Slam of Curling circuit.
Both Scheidegger and Homan hold 2-1 records and are tied for second in Pool A behind Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni (4-0), who became the first to four wins with a 7-3 victory over Allison Flaxey (1-3) of Caledon, Ont.
On the men's side, Brad Gushue's winning streak ended after Winnipeg's Mike McEwen beat the world champion from St. John's, N.L., 6-4. Gushue and McEwen have 3-1 records and are tied for first in Pool A.
John Morris of Vernon, B.C., earned his first win of the tournament after downing Edmonton's Brendan Bottcher 8-5. Morris and Bottcher are both at 1-3 in Pool A and still need victories in their final round-robin games Friday to stay in playoff contention.
Morris is also chasing down Steve Laycock for the final direct Olympic Trials spot based on points.
Winnipeg's Reid Carruthers climbed to a 2-2 record after a 9-1 rout of Calgary's Kevin Koe (2-2).