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Original 16 Cash League sees plenty of short nights as favourites roll to wins

Froehlich, BTN Accountants continue to hold down league lead on night where four of five games end in fifth end
Curling file 2022

It was a good night to be a favourite in the Original 16 Cash League at the Moose Jaw Curling Centre on Wednesday night.

Teams with the better records all recorded victories on the evening, with four of the five games only lasting five ends.

That included the meeting between Matt Froehlich (5-1) and EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 2-4), which saw Froehlich score a pair in the first and steal one in the second for a quick 3-0 lead. Gunnis got two back in the third, but Froehlich used the hammer to score one in the fourth and stole another two in the fifth to bring things to an early end.

John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 4-3) also got back on the winning track, and had an even better start than Froehlich in his match with Paws N Play (Jaedon Miller, 2-4). Wenarchuk picked up a pair in the first end and stole three in the second for a 5-0 edge. The two teams exchanged single points the next two ends, and after Miller scored pair in the fifth, the teams shook hands on a 6-3 Wenarchuk win.

Rod Montgomery (4-3) put together a string of steals to take a 5-1 victory over Pro-Tec Electric (Stan Barnsley, 3-4). Montgomery picked up one in the first and then stole a pair in the second before adding singles the next two ends to lead 5-0. Barnsley scored one in the fifth, but decided that was enough for the night.

ProTec Studios (Tyler Krupski, 4-3) followed a similar path to Montgomery in their win over RK Sunview Farms (Dayne Heisler, 0-7). Krupski opened with a single point, stole three in the second, added another single in the third and stole two more in the fourth for a 7-0 lead. Heisler got on the scoreboard with one in the fifth, but opted to shake hands.

The lone game on the night to go the distance looked like it was going to follow the same pattern as the other games early, but Barry Silk (Fountain Tire, 3-4) would stage a comeback to take a 6-4 win over KalTire (Dustin Woloschuk, 2-5). Krupski took a 3-0 lead out of the second end, but Silk got all that back with a three-ender in the third. He then added a steals of one in the fifth and sixth to take a 5-3 lead, and the teams exchanged single points the next two ends to give Silk the two-point win.

The battle of unbeatens between BTN Chartered Accountants (Penny Barker, 5-0) and KMS Construction (Ben Gamble, 4-0) was postponed.

League action continues every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Curling Centre.

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