Gobeil to battle in tie-breaker

Scott Gobeil and his Team Manitoba rink played Quebec this afternoon in a tie-breaker for the fourth and final playoff spot at the Canadian Police Curling Championships being held at the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg.
If Gobeil wins, he’ll face third-place Alberta in one playoff match-up this evening while first-place Ontario meets second-place Team Canada (the defending champs) in the other one.
A loss and they’re out.
The winner of the Ontario-Team Canada match will advance directly to the final Saturday afternoon while the loser will play the winner of the Alberta-Manitoba/Quebec contest.
The semi-final game is slated for tomorrow morning.
The Gobeil rink, comprised of third Dave Priestley, second Tyson Langrell, and lead Scott Bell, earned a berth in the tie-breaker by winning both their draws yesterday and then their final round-robin match this morning.
After beating Newfoundland 7-5 and Nova Scotia 11-0 on Thursday, Gobeil pulled out another must-win with a 7-4 victory over Team CPCA to wind up with an 8-3 record along with Team Canada, Alberta, and Quebec.
Team Canada was awarded second place by virtue of having beaten Manitoba, Alberta, and Quebec during the round-robin and Alberta took third because of its victories over both Manitoba and Quebec earlier in the week.

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