Badiuk in a dogfight
Mike Badiuk is in the middle of a dogfight to see who will be Northern Ontario’s next king of curling.
The Devlin native is playing third for Thunder Bay’s Dylan Johnston, who split his two games yesterday at the provincial men’s championship in Timmins to sit in a four-way tie for third at 2-2.
Stratton native Trevor Bonot, meanwhile, broke into the win column with a 7-4 decision over Dan Lemieux (Sault Ste. Marie) yesterday afternoon.
But Bonot, who now curls out of Thunder Bay, fell to seventh place at 1-3 with a 7-6 loss to Bryan Burgess (Thunder Bay) in the evening draw.
Johnston squared off against Bonot this afternoon, then will face Currie tonight.
Bonot then takes on Brian Adams Jr. (Thunder Bay), who led the standings at 4-0 entering today, this evening.
In tomorrow morning’s final preliminary-round draw, Johnston battles Adams while Bonot goes up against Robbie Gordon (Sudbury).
The top three rinks advance to the playoffs, with any tie-breakers needed set for tomorrow afternoon.
The semi-final goes at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, with the final set for Sunday at 8:30 a.m.