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Team McEwen Wins ELITE 10; 8th Title of the Season

Sunday Mar 15 2015

Mike McEwen's Manitobans have defeated Niklas Edin and the Swedish champions in the final game of the Syncrude Elite 10 in Fort McMurray, AB. It was the 8th win in nine Bonspiel finals this season for the McEwen foursome (10th including the Safeway Championship). Team McEwen posted playoff wins over Brad Gushue and Kevin Koe after winning three of four qualifying games in the new format event. The event was played in a match-play, modified skins format in which each end won (score of two or more OR steal) was counted. McEwen's only loss was to Reid Carruthers who also made the playoff round before losing to Edin in the quarterfinal. Through four qualifying games and three playoff games, McEwen was pushed to eight ends only once in a win over Glenn Howard. McEwen was two up with only one end to play in the final against Edin.

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Team McEwen Wins 7th Trophy of the Season - Mike McEwen and his Manitobans scored six points, including four stolen points, in the first four ends to defeat Swedish champion Niklas Edin in the final of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown in Grande Prairie, AB. It was Team McEwen's 7th event championship of the season and their 8th final game appearance.          

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Team McEwen Chases 7th Trophy of the Season - Mike McEwen and his Manitoba team have advanced undefeated to the final of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown in Grande Prairie, AB. Their three wins in the qualifying round included a victory over WIlliam Lyburn while the 2 playoff victories have come over Kevin Koe-AB and Brenda Bottcher-AB, both by 7-3 scores. Team McEwen's attempt to win a 7th WCT 'spiel this season willcome in a final game againsy Niklas Edin-Sweden. In nine WCT starts in the 2014-15 season, Team McEwen has already won 6 and lost the final once. Their worst showing was a loss in the first playoff round of the Canadian Open.



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