Reid Carruthers of West St. Paul and Jason Gunnlaugson of the Morris Curling Club will meet in the 1-2 page playoff game at the 2019 Viterra Manitoba Men’s Curling Championship in Virden.

Carruthers, Derek Samagalski, Colin Hodgson and Mike McEwen, who is skipping and throwing the last two rocks, defeated Corey Chambers of the Lorette Curling 7-0 Saturday morning.

Carruthers says collectively they’ve done a better job understanding the ice since losing 9-5 to Brandon’s Terry McNamee back on Thursday afternoon.

“The ice is good,” said the four-time Manitoba champion. “It’s moving lots and I think with the way it’s moving you have to throw the rock a certain way and I think we’ve now dialed in what that looks like. I feel we’re making a lot more shots.”

Gunnlaugson, Alex Forrest, Denni Neufeld and Connor Njegovan own the only unblemished record at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

They reeled off their fifth straight win beating Braden Calvert of Assiniboine Memorial 8-5.

Gunnlaugson says the game plan won’t change a bit for their 1-2 page playoff game with Carruthers.

“We have to manage draw weight, position our rocks well, deal with the ice if it changes at all and just be ready to curl.”

Tanner Lott of Winnipeg Beach defeated Steen Sigurdson of Gimli 10-2 and William Lyburn of the Granite outscored David Bohn of Assiniboine Memorial 8-6 in the Playoff Round “B” side games.

Sigurdson and Bohn were eliminated.

Calvert will face Lott and Chambers will meet Lyburn at 2 p.m. with the winners moving on to the 3-4 page playoff game at 6 p.m.

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Thursday, February 21st

WHSHL
Championship
Killarney/Wawanesa 10 Neepawa 3
(Raiders win best of 3 quarterfinal 2-0)
Consolation
Minnedosa 6 Boissevain 4
(1st game in series)

MJHL
Wpg Blues 4 Virden 2

NHL
San Jose 4 Pittsburgh 0
Washington 3 Toronto 2
New Jersey 4 Ottawa 0
Carolina 4 Florida 3
Minnesota 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Montreal 5 Philadelphia 1
Tampa Bay 2 Buffalo 1 (SO)
Nashville 2 Los Angeles 1
Dallas 5 St. Louis 2
Edmonton 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT)
Arizona 3 Vancouver 2 (OT)

NBA
Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
Cleveland 111 Phoenix 98
Portland 113 Brooklyn 99
Milwaukee 98 Boston 97
Golden State 125 Sacramento 123
L.A. Lakers 111 Houston 106

Friday, February 22nd

Tiger Hills Hockey League
West Division
Boissevain at Hartney, 8 p.m.
(Border Kings lead best of 5 semifinal 1-0)
Souris at Killarney, 8 p.m.
(Shamrocks lead series 2-0)
East Division
MacGregor at Minnedosa, 8 p.m.
(Wild lead best of 5 semifinal 2-0)

WHSHL
Championship
Rivers/Elton at Hamiota, 8:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 3 quarterfinal)
Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur vs Major Pratt
@ Russell, 6 p.m.
(Wildcats lead series 1-0)
Consolation
Boissevain at Minnedosa, 8 p.m.
(Chancellors lead series1-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Southwest vs Yellowhead
@ Souris, 8 p.m.
Eastman at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.

MJHL
Waywayseecappo at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Portage, 7:30 p.m.

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Laval, 6:30 p.m.

NHL
Columbus at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.

NBA
San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

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