It was a super Sunday for the Scott Gobeil foursome at the Canadian Police Curling Championship in Summerside, P.E.I.
The Fort Frances skip and his team of third Jeff Simpkins, second Dennis Smith, and lead Pete LeDrew won both their opening games Sunday over two of the better squads to share first place at 2-0 with Garth Mitchell (Ontario) and Barry Meyer (B.C.)
Gobeil scored a pair in both the first and second ends to power his way to a 6-3 win over defending champ Paul Saulnier (P.E.I.), then rallied from a four-point deficit after seven ends to defeat former three-time champ Mark Johnson (Alberta 9-8) on Sunday night.
The game had been tied 4-4 after the sixth end before Johnson posted a four-ender in the seventh to take a seemingly insurmountable 8-4 lead.
But Gobeil struck for three in the eight, then stole single in the ninth and 10th ends to cap the comeback.
Gobeil battled Mitchell—a two-time champ—Monday at noon (CST), then was to take on Eric Harvey of Quebec (1-1) in the 5:30 p.m. draw.
The week-long event wraps up with the semi-finals and final on Saturday.