The Casey-skipped rink defeated defending-champion Steve Laycock 11-3 in the winner-take-all final of the Saskatchewan Tankard provincial men’s curling championship on Sunday afternoon. Casey, third stone Catlin Schneider, second stone Shaun Meachem and lead Dustin Kidby will represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian men’s curling championship in St. John’s, N.L., from March 4 to 12.
Casey, who grew up in Seven Mile Bay and is a product of the junior program at the Silver Fox in Summerside, now resides in Winsloe. With teams in Saskatchewan allowed one player who does not reside in the province, Casey joined the rink for the 2016-17 season.
In the championship game, Casey jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first end with hammer. After Laycock got one point back in the second, Casey scored another three in the third end and then stole three in the fourth end to open up a commanding 9-1 lead. Laycock made it 9-2 at the fifth-end break, and added another single point in the seventh. Casey counted a deuce in the eighth that led to handshakes.