ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. – Dallas Burgess remains in the hunt for a playoff spot at the Canadian Under-21 Men’s Curling Championship.
The Thunder Bay skip scored three in the eighth on Thursday to pull away from Ontario No. 1’s Jayden King and earn an 8-3 triumph to improve to 4-2 at the week-long event, being staged in Rouyn-Noranda, Que.
Burgess, lead Owen Riches, second Matt Duizer and third Jackson Dubinsky, are solo fourth in the Pool A standings, with two games remaining.
Manitoba No. 1 leads the way at 7-0, while Newfoundland and Labrador No. 2 and Manitoba No. 1 occupy the next two spots at 5-1.
The top three teams make the playoffs, with the second and third teams crossing over to a Pool B semifinal and the pool winners getting an automatic bye into the semifinal round.
Burgess, who curls out of the Port Arthur Curling Club, takes on Alberta (3-3) in Friday’s morning’s draw, and wraps up the round robin with a potentially crucial match against Newfoundland and Labrador No. 2’s Nathan Young.