Vernon skip John Morris watches a shot closely, as do Winnipeg opponents Mike McEwen (left) and B.J. Neufeld at the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Ottawa. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

Vernon skip John Morris watches a shot closely, as do Winnipeg opponents Mike McEwen (left) and B.J. Neufeld at the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Ottawa. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

McEwen tops Morris at Roar

Vernon rink falls to 0-2 at Canadian Olympic curling trials in Ottawa.

It’s tough to win a curling match scoring only one point.

Vernon’s John Morris fell to 0-2 Sunday at the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Ottawa, losing 3-1 to Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen in a low scoring affair that saw points scored in just three ends.

McEwen (2-0) stole a single point in the second end, matched by a Morris single in the third.

The only other scoring came in the sixth end, when McEwen picked up a deuce.

Morris, backed by third Jim Cotter, second Catlin Schneider and lead Tyrel Griffith, returns to action Monday at 6 a.m. Pacific, facing Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Nfld.

Gushue improved to 1-1 with a 6-5, 11-end victory over Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher (1-1).