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.
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.