Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Koe Tops Gushue to Improve to 2-0 at Grand Slam's Players' Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Koe Tops Gushue to Improve to 2-0 at Grand Slam's Players' Championship

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Koe, Edin lead at Players' Championship

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TORONTO - Kevin Koe improved to 2-0 at the Players' Championship by beating Brad Gushue 10-8 in the night draw Wednesday at the Grand Slam of Curling tournament.

Koe's Calgary rink used a six-point sixth end to secure the victory over Gushue of St. John's, N.L.

Gushue started his day with an 8-4 win over Edmonton's Brendan Bottcher at Mattamy Athletic Centre in a rematch of this year's Tim Hortons Brier final.

Sweden's Niklas Edin, who's coming off a world championship win over Guhsue in Las Vegas last weekend, is also 2-0. Edin scored three in an extra end to down Winnipeg's Mike McEwen 9-6 in the late draw. He beat Winnipeg's Jason Gunnlaugson 6-4 in his first match of the day.

In other night draw play, Bottcher downed Toronto's John Epping 7-1 in six ends, American John Shuster topped Winnipeg's Reid Carruthers 8-5 and Kyle Smith defeated Bruce Mouat, both from Scotland, 8-3 in six ends. …

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