Steve Irwin’s Brandon team has advanced to a B-Side Qualifying game as the lone surviving team in the Viterra Championship from outside Winnipeg. Irwin posted a 6-5 victory on the noon draw Friday over Kelly Marnoch (Carberry) and will play Trevor Loreth-Granite at 4PM.
Also advancing is Dennis Bohn (Assiniboine Memorial) who defeated Travis Bale (East St. Paul), scoring three coming home for an 8-7 win. Bohn will play Taylor McIntyre (Pembina) in a B-Qualifier at 4PM.
Jason Gunnlaugson (Granite) was an 8-4 winner over Kyle Foster (Arborg) to advance against Sean Grassie (Fort Rouge) at 4PM.
In the fourth game, Derek Oryniak (Granite) beat Ray Baker (Dauphin) 7-1. Oryniak will play David Bohn (Assiniboine Memorial) on the 4PM qualifying draw.
The winners at 4PM go back on the ice at 7:45 PM in the first round of playoff games.
Steve Irwin-Brandon 6 vs Kelly Marnoch-Carberry 5
Derek Oryniak-Granite 7 vs Ray Baker-Dauphin 1
Dennis Bohn-Assiniboine Memorial 8 vs Travis Bale-East St. Paul 7
Jason Gunnlaugson-Granite 8 vs Kyle Foster-Arborg 4