SUMMERSIDE – Mike McEwen is off to a 2-0 (won-lost) start at the 2014 Players’ Championship.
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Mike McEwen holds the broom during Wednesday afternoon’s 1 p.m. draw at the 2014 Players’ Championship. McEwen defeated Niklas Edin 8-3 to improve to 2-0 (won-lost).
After opening the final season’s final event of the Grand Slam of Curling with a 6-4 win over Switzerland’s Sven Michel on Tuesday night, McEwen defeated Sweden’s Niklas Edin rink 8-3 on Tuesday afternoon.
McEwen is now off until Thursday at 1 p.m., when he meets Jeff Stoughton in an all-Winnipeg matchup.
Also on Tuesday afternoon, Stoughton scored a single point with the hammer in the eighth and final end to edge John Epping 4-3; Brad Gushue topped David Murdoch 7-2 in seven ends; Kevin Martin outlasted Glenn Howard 6-4, and Olympic gold-medallist Brad Jacobs pulled out a 6-4 win over Sven Michel.
The men are back on the ice for Wednesday’s 8:30 p.m. draw.
Five women’s games got underway at 4:30 p.m.
The Players’ Championship features 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams.