Dunstone, Saskatchewan turning page after Koe puts on clinic at Brier

"Instantly forget about ‘er,” Dunstone told KTW. “Koe’s team, they’re the best team in the field right now. They showed that today. We weren't throwing the rocks too bad. We just weren’t getting the results.”

Kevin Koe’s team schooled Matt Dunstone’s outfit on Wednesday at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary.

Red-hot Wild Card No. 2 waxed Team Saskatchewan 9-2 in a Draw 13 matchup that was over after eight ends, pushing its record to 6-0.

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"Instantly forget about ‘er,” Dunstone told KTW. “Koe’s team, they’re the best team in the field right now. They showed that today. We weren't throwing the rocks too bad. We just weren’t getting the results.”

Skip Dunstone, a Kamloops resident, curled at 66 per cent, while Koe curled at 97 per cent.

Third Braeden Moskowy was the only Saskatchewan curler who performed well statistically on Wednesday morning, curling at 91 per cent.

None of Koe's team members curled below 88 per cent.

“Way she goes,” Dunstone said. “We’re still in a pretty good spot all things considered.”

Saskatchewan (4-2) will advance to the Championship Pool if it wins its two remaining Pool B games, including one on Wednesday, a 5:30 p.m. start against Prince Edward Island (1-5).

Nova Scotia (3-3) and Saskatchewan are slated to get underway at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

After round-robin play, the top four teams from both Pool A and Pool B will advance to the Championship Pool, from which three playoff teams will emerge.

Teams will carry their records to the Championship Pool, so a third round-robin loss would not bode well for Dunstone’s chances of reaching the playoffs.

“That’s the goal from here on out,” Dunstone said. “Grab our last two and head into the Champs Pool and we’re in the driver’s seat.”

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Pool B standings after Draw 13 action on Wednesday at the Tim Hortons Brier.
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