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Koe moves on to Canada Cup men’s finals

It will be Kevin Koe in the finals against Mike McEwen at the Home Hardware Canada Cup. Koe defeated John Epping 7-6 in an extra end at Saturday night’s semifinal at Revolution Place.

“It feels good for sure. That was a big game,” says Koe. “They played great. We were always in control, never down, but they just never went away. It was a good battle for us and nice to pull it out.”

It was Epping’s third battle of the day after beating Reid Carruthers in the tenth end and Pat Simmons in a tiebreaker. He can’t say whether fatigue was a factor in his loss though

“It has to, I guess. I don’t know. It had to,” he said. “I would like to think maybe we would have been better under pressure but I thought we hung in there for being as tired as we were. We tried not to show it if we were.”

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When Koe and McEwen met in the round Robin, McEwen came out on top, which is why he was given a buy to the finals. Their championship goes at 5 p.m. Sunday. The women start at 11 a.m.

Photo: William Vavrek Photography 

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