Ottawa - So here’s the situation as we prepare for Brad Gushue’s Canadian Olympic Curling Trials game against Saskatchewan’s Steve Laycock coming up shortly at the Canadian Tire Centre:
Nobody is catching Kevin Koe of Calgary. Koe has locked up first place at 7-0, after beating John Morris of B.C. 7-4 Thursday afternoon.
Koe has punched his ticket to Sunday night’s final. At the Roar of the Rings, the top team after the round-robin goes to the final, with the next two teams playing a semifinal, barring a tie-breaker.
Gushue is 4-2 and tied for second with Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen. McEwen is playing 2-4 Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. in the other men’s game tonight.
Each team plays eight round-robin games.
Kevin Koe, 7-0
Brad Gushue, 4-2
Mike McEwen, 4-2
Reid Carruthers, 4-3
Brendan Bottcher, 3-3
Steve Laycock, 2-4
Brad Jacobs, 2-4
John Morris, 1-5
John Epping, 1-5