Brendan Bottcher and Team Wild Card (1-1, Edmonton) responded to giving up three in the third end to John Likely and Team PEI (1-1, Charlottetown) by scoring four in the fourth and stealing four more in the fifth en route to a 14-4 win.
“It was really two shots at the end of that end, it didn’t feel like we played a bad end,” Bottcher said of the third.
“It was good,” he said of his team’s response. “We needed that to get on a bit of a roll, make a bunch of shots those last few ends and just get nice and settled in here. We’ve been on a bit of a roller-coaster here, the high on Friday, a low yesterday (a loss to Northern Ontario) and now we’re bouncing back. I think we’re getting comfortable and getting more used to what the ice will be like for the rest of the week and that’s all I can ask for.”