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.