NORTH BAY, Ont. – Saskatchewan’s Max Kirkpatrick claimed the gold medal at the 2015 Canadian mixed curling championship with a 7-4 win over Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories on Saturday.
Kirkpatrick’s team from the Swift Current Curling Club – third Jolene Campbell, second Chris Haichert and lead Teejay Haichert – won Saskatchewan its 10th gold medal, tying it with Alberta for tops in the category.
“Oh, fantastic. Unbelievable, unbelievable,” said the 54-year-old Kirkpatrick. “It was just a really well-played game, both teams played really well. My team was playing so well. We kept the pressure on them, but we had to make everything. It was unreal. My team curled fantastic.”
Saskatchewan had to withstand some early pressure from Koe’s team from Yellowknife – third Kerry Galusha, who is Koe’s twin sister, second Robert Borden and lead Megan Cormier.
After Saskatchewan took a 3-1 lead with a third-end deuce, Koe…
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