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Curlers Montgomery and Heidt fall in A final at Sasktel Tankard

Howard still alive on 'C' side, Gedak eliminated

Brock Montgomery and Josh Heidt's winning run at the Sasktel Tankard came to an end on Friday afternoon as they dropped an 8-6 decision in dramatic fashion to Saskatoon's Kirk Muyres.

Heidt -- who hails from Kerrobert and has Moose Jaw's Montgomery playing third – found themselves trailing 4-3 after the sixth end before scoring three in the eighth to take the lead. Muyres promptly got that deuce back in the next end, though, and then stole two in the 10th to pick up the win.

Heidt now drops down to the 'B' side semifinal during the 8 p.m. draw today, with his opponent yet to be determined.

Other rinks with Moose Jaw connections haven't had as much luck, as Estevan's Brent Gedak – with fellow former Moose Jaw curler Jason Ackerman at third and current Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre competitor Derek Owens at second – was eliminated after an 8-4 loss to Fox Valley's Ryan Deis in their first 'C' side game.

Regina's Steven Howard stayed alive in his first 'C' side contest, defeating Regina's Mike Armstrong 7-6 in a back-and-forth battle. Howard is taking the ice in Whitewood this week with Original 16 Superleague competitors Ben Gamble at third and Braydan Mohns at second.

Steals in back-to-back ends gave Armstrong a 5-3 lead after six, but Howard rallied with one in the seventh before stealing two in the eighth to take a 6-5 lead. Armstrong used the hammer to tie the game in the 10th and Howard picked up the win in the extra end.

Howard is back in action during the 4 p.m. draw against North Battleford's Lloyd Fell.

Sasktel Tankard action continues through Sunday.



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