A Canadian National Championship is a fine thing, but pride was at stake when Northern Ontario played Ontario, or Southern Ontario as the Ficek rink called them, for the John McCrae Trophy. This year 0ttawan Bruce Cameron's team repossessed it, winning 7-5 on the strength of a 4 spot just before the break.
BC continued their unbeaten cruise to the playoffs, 10-2 over slumping Newfoundland and Labrador. Alberta continued to disappoint their traveling fans, losing to a very serious and self-possessed Manitoba side 7-5.
Saskatchewan scored the last 9 points of the game, overcoming a 7-1 deficit to beat Nove Scotia 10-7, and BC Host, despite swapping 4 in the opening end, ran out easy winners over Quebec, 12-5.
For full scores and table go to our Nationals page.