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Koe advances to the final of the 2014 Tim Horton's Brier

Kevin Koe
Kevin Koe
Verne Equinox, Wikimedia Commons

According to TSN on Saturday, Kevin Koe's curling team from Calgary's Glencoe Club representing Alberta have advanced to the final of the 2014 Tim Horton's Brier in Kamloops, British Columbia on Sunday evening where they will play team British Columbia.

On Saturday night in the semi-final, Koe's team which is representing Alberta for the second time in three years, defeated Quebec 9-8 in 11 ends.

Team Alberta was in complete control throughout the game until the seventh end, when Koe missed a double takeout attempt as he was trying to blank the end. Instead of no points being scored, Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard stole two points to tie the game at six points apiece at the time.

Team Alberta regained control in the ninth with a stolen point only to see Menard force an exxtra end after a deuce in the tenth.

In order for Koe to win his second Tim Horton's Brier (the first coming in 2010), he will have to do something that he has not been able to do this week, and that is to beat British Columbia.

British Columbia defeated Alberta 7-6 in the round robin last Saturday and then 9-5 in the 1-2 playoff game on Friday night.

Koe will also have to be a little more consistent, choose rocks he is comfortable with, and read the ice better.

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