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Monday, March 26, 2012

Calgary's Yizek loses in finals

WHEELCHAIR . Calgary's Bruno Yizek suffered through another heartbreaking final on Sunday at the Canadian wheelchair curling championship in Thunder Bay, Ont. Yizek, backed up by third Jack Smart, second Martin Purvis and lead Anne Hibberd, bowed 7-6 in an extra end to Saskatchewan's Darwin Bender in the gold-medal game.

The seven-time Alberta champ had a pair of silver medals and a bronze on his resume, but was one of the favourites going into the nationals, and his team did nothing to disappoint, posting a first-place 8-1 record in the round-robin. Then, in the Page one-two game against Saskatchewan on Saturday, the Alberta team stole single points in the final two ends (eight-end games) for a 5-4 win.

But Saskatchewan turned the tables in the gold-medal game, stealing the winning point in the extra end.

Read more: Calgary Herald.com

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