Darrell (Heavy D) Houston gauges an incoming rock in Baron Insurance Super League play at the Vernon Curling Club.

Darrell (Heavy D) Houston gauges an incoming rock in Baron Insurance Super League play at the Vernon Curling Club.

Woodland Guns down Vintners

Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment ices Sherry Heath’s De Vine Vintners 9-1 Wednesday night at Vernon Curling Club.

With golf pro Jason Wizniak absent, another Jason stepped in and boosted Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment rink to a 9-1 victory over Sherry Heath’s De Vine Vintners Wednesday night.

Jason (The Gunner) Gunnlaugson was a stand-in at third and proved to be a standout as the Cotter crew improved to 3-0 in the Baron Insurance Super League.

Gunnlaugson set up a steal for a deuce in the first end before Heath’s girls responded with a quiet hit for one, facing three, by last-rock hurler Brianne McLean.

Woodland built on their lead in the third when Cotter recorded an open hit for two. They kept the pressure on in four by leaving McLean a tough shot against five. Her last stone over curled, leaving Cotter with the huge steal and $50 in early lounge credits. The Vintners dropped to 1-2.

Darren Heath (Canwest Propane) brushed back Darrell Houston (Nufloors) 7-4 to leave both rinks at 2-1.

After a close two ends, Canwest broke things open with a double takeout to score five in the third. The front end of Dave Harper and John Slattery set up the fifth end beautifully, allowing Heath to score a deuce.

Jamie Sexton subbed for the injured Mark Longworth (day to day, shoulder) and led Sladen Moore to a 7-4 win over Robbi Kuhn (North Enderby Timber).

The Sladen Moore crew swiped on in the opening end and two more in the second after a few Kuhn misses.

After Kuhn’s gang figured out Dave Merklinger’s ice, they fired back with a deuce in the third. Sexton got the hammer back and flooded the four-foot to take three in the fourth.

NET was forced to draw for a single in five and they battled for a steal of one in six before Sexton drew to the four-foot for one and ran Kuhn out of rocks in seven.

The accountants are 1-1, while the Timber are 0-3.