McEwen-Carruthers; Final a Re-Match of 2015 - Viterra Championship

McEwen-Carruthers; Final a Re-Match of 2015

2016 Champion Mike McEwen (Fort Rouge) is set for a re-match with 2015 champion Reid Carruthers (West St. Paul) in the final game of the 2017 Viterra Championship at Stride Place in Portage.

McEwen defeated Trevor Loreth (Granite) x in the Sunday morning final game.

From the opening end, there seemed little doubt of the result as McEwen launched a full scale attack. Loreth’s fourth shooter Brad Haight rubbed a guard with his first stone double kill attempt. It was a shot that was automatic for Haight in three wins Saturday but it was a sign that today things would be different.

A first end three for McEwen followed by a blank and then three single steals had the reigning champions leading 5-0 at the mid-game break. The game ended in eight ends with a final 8-2 score.

McEwen’s return to the final game marks the fourth consecutive year and the seventh time in eight years the team has played the Manitoba final. Team McEwen matches Manitoba curling legend Bruce Hudson as the only skips to compete in four consecutive finals.

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