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Casey steals way to win at Road to the Roar

Adam Casey yells encouragement to sweepers Dustin Kidby, left, and Shaun Meachem during action in the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar in Summerside. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer
Adam Casey yells encouragement to sweepers Dustin Kidby, left, and Shaun Meachem during action in the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar in Summerside. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer

Prince Edward Islander will take 1-1 record into Wednesday night’s draw

SUMMERSIDE – The Adam Casey rink stole its way to victory in Wednesday morning’s early draw.
With the game tied 4-4 after seven ends, Casey and his Regina-based rink, consisting of third stone Brock Montgomery, second stone Shaun Meachem and lead Dustin Kidby, stole three in the eighth end and a single point in the ninth end in an 8-4 win over Mark Bice of Sarnia, Ont.
Casey, a native of Seven Mile Bay, evened his record in the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at 1-1 (won-lost). Bice fell to 0-3.
Casey, who lost 9-5 to Jamie Murphy of Halifax on Tuesday, is back in action in Wednesday’s 8 p.m. draw against Colton Flasch (0-2).
The Road to the Roar, which is being held at Eastlink Arena, features 28 teams – 14 men and 14 women. Two men’s and two women’s rinks will advance to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa from Dec. 2 to 10 that will determine Canada’s four-person curling teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.

Other games
In other morning action, Murphy edged Jason Gunnlaugson of Winnipeg 7-6 in an extra end while in women’s play Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., and Krista McCarville of Thunder Bay, Ont., earned wins.
Middaugh (2-1) counted three deuces with the hammer in defeating Karla Thompson of Kamloops, B.C., by an 8-3 count, and McCarville moved to 1-1 with a 5-3 decision over Briane Meilleur of  Winnipeg.

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