B.C. skip Jim Cotter of Vernon (right) discusses options with third Ryan Kuhn during action at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men's curling championship in Ottawa.

B.C. skip Jim Cotter of Vernon (right) discusses options with third Ryan Kuhn during action at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men's curling championship in Ottawa.

Cotter rink out of Brier contention

Jim Cotter will look to close out his sixth Brier appearance with a victory

Jim Cotter will look to close out his sixth Brier appearance with a victory.

Cotter (2-8) takes on 2014 World Senior Men’s champion Mike Kennedy of New Brunswick in his final round-robin draw today at the Tim Hortons Canadian men’s curling championship in Ottawa.

Any chance of a first-ever Brier title for Cotter and teammates Ryan Kuhn, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky were dashed with a mid-week losing streak that reached six games.

Cotter lost 9-8 to Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories Thursday afternoon with the teams trading deuces over the last five ends. The day started with an 8-7 loss to Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador, who scored one with the hammer in the 10th end.

The B.C. champs fell 7-2 in eight ends Wednesday to Kevin Koe of Alberta in a rematch of the 2014 Brier final in Kamloops.

Mike McEwen of Winnipeg scored the final six points in an 8-3 win over Cotter Wednesday night.