Sports Curling

Team Neufeld falls short

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

Third Dean Moxham tossing a stone. (file photo)

Third Dean Moxham tossing a stone. (file photo)

A couple of near-misses is all it takes.

Skip Randy Neufeld and his Portage Rink took second place at the Strathcona Trust Senior Men’s Provincial Championship over the weekend when they fell 3-2 to Team Boehmer in Winnipeg to close out the team’s year of competition.

“(That) seems to be the theme for the past couple of years,” says Third, Dean Moxham. “Boehmer’s been around for years in the men’s game and we knew it would be a tough game against them. We missed a few opportunities to put the game away and let them stay in it and it cost us. Overall, though, we’re happy with how we played, it just wasn’t our day."

Neufeld, Dean Moxham, Peter Nicholls, and Dale Michie finished the round robin first place in their pool with a record of 6-1 to tie Dave Boehmer’s rink from Petersfield of the other pool. The two teams faced off in the 1v1 playoff with Boehmer’s rink coming away with a 10-4 victory. Team Neufeld then had to take the long road to the championship, knocking off Murray Warren 5-1 to set up a rematch with Boehmer.

Team Neufeld missed a couple of shots and it cost them as Boehmer walked away with the championship thanks to a tight 3-2 victory. That marks the end of the senior men’s curling season for team Neufeld.

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