Manitoba’s Dunstone routs Newfoundland to tie Koe atop Pool A at Brier

Matt Dunstone’s Manitoba rink remained perfect at the Tim Hortons Brier with a 13-3 win over Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dunstone claimed steals of three in the second and third ends to give his squad an early 8-0 lead.

Newfoundland and Labrador skip Nathan Young conceded after Manitoba stole another point in the eighth.

Dunstone’s top-ranked foursome improved to 6-0 and moved into a tie with Alberta’s Kevin Koe atop the Pool A standings. Koe and Dunstone were set to meet in Wednesday’s evening draw.

In other results from the morning draw, Wild Card 1 skip Brendan Bottcher improved to 6-1 with a 10-6 victory over Yukon’s Thomas Scoffin.

Nothern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan defeated Saskatchewan’s Kelly Knapp 9-3 and Quebec’s Felix Asselin edged B.C.’s Jacques Gauthier 7-6 in an extra end.

Two more draws were scheduled for later on Wednesday.