The men’s curling team representing Alberta bounced back this morning after a tough loss in yesterday’s draw against Newfoundland. The team led by Nathan Molberg faced off against Manitoba and pushed the match to extra end to take an exciting 6-5 win.

Having the hammer, Manitoba elected to blank the opening end and scored a single in the second end. Molberg answered with a double the following end to take a 2-1 lead. But Manitoba fought back with a double of their own to regain the 1-point lead.

Team Alberta scored a single in the fifth end and stole two points in the sixth end. Trailing 5-3 at the end of the sixth end, Manitoba curlers were pressured to fight back, and they did scoring two to tie the game at points apiece. The last end was blanked by Molberg, keeping the hammer for the extra end. And Molberg was successful in scoring that game-winning point in this very exciting match.

Moberg faced off against PEI in the evening draw. The Alberta skip started with force, scoring four points in the opening three ends. PEI answered in the fourth end with a double to narrow the Alberta lead to two points at the halfway mark.

Team Alberta came back on the attack to score two points in the fifth and steal two on the subsequent end to increase their lead at 8-2. PEI scored a deuce in the seventh to narrow the gap at 8-4 but opted to shake hands to end the match after the seventh end.

With a 4-1 record, Team Alberta will play New Brunswick in the morning draw and Nova Scotia in the evening draw.