Gushue defeats Dunstone to remain unbeaten at Canada’s Olympic curling trials

Brad Gushue remained unbeaten at Canada’s Olympic curling trials after posting a 9-4 victory over Matt Dunstone on Wednesday morning at SaskTel Centre.

Gushue scored a first-end deuce and was in full control to improve to 5-0 in round-robin play. The 2006 Olympic champ put things away with three points in the eighth.

In other early games, Kevin Koe outscored Brendan Bottcher 9-7, Jason Gunnlaugson dropped a 7-5 decision to Brad Jacobs and Mike McEwen edged Tanner Horgan 6-5.

Jacobs was alone in second place at 4-1 with McEwen and Koe right behind at 3-1. John Epping, who was idle for the morning session, was in fifth place at 2-2.

The top three teams at the end of round-robin play Friday night will advance to the weekend playoffs. A women’s draw was set for Wednesday afternoon and the men were scheduled to return in the evening.

The winners of Sunday’s finals will represent Canada at the Feb. 4-20 Beijing Olympics.

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