ALBERTON — It’s going to be a short sleep for the Jamie Newson and John Likely rinks. They got off the ice at the Western Community Curling Club just before midnight Wednesday; they go back out at 10 a.m. to face each other in the “A” qualifier of the P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship.
Patrick Ramsay, second stone for the Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club, slides through traffic after releasing his stone during the P.E.I. Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club. – Eric McCarthy
Newson and his Silver Fox Curling Club rink of Corey Miller, Patrick Ramsay and Adam Arsenault, and the Likely foursome of Likely, Anson Carmody, Steve Burgess and Matthew Nabuurs from the Charlottetown and Western clubs both picked up two wins on Wednesday. Likely started off with a 6-4 win over Darren Higgins from the Silver Fox and finished up with a 7-4 victory over another Silver Fox rink, skipped by Steve van Ouwerkerk.
Newson scored an 8-7 extra-end win over defending champion Eddie MacKenzie in the evening draw and doubled P.E.I junior champion Tyler Smith 6-3 in the late draw.