They didn’t like the feeling of trailing and decided to do something about it in short order.
Northern Ontario, featuring the Stratton-raised brother-sister tandem of Trevor Bonot and Jackie McCormick at skip and third, fell behind for the first time this week earlier today against the Northwest Territories at the 2017 Canadian mixed curling championship in Yarmouth, N.S.
But after Donovan Arey notched a three-ender in the second, Bonot stormed back with five-straight points en route to a 7-4 victory to improve to 3-0 atop Pool ‘B.’
The victory also locked up at least a top-four spot in Pool ‘B,’ which means Northern Ontario will advance to the championship pool beginning Thursday.
The Territories (0-3) had their big end after an opening single with last rock for Northern Ontario.
Bonot and McCormick, along with Thunder Bay spouses Megan and Kory Carr at lead and second, tied the game with a deuce in the third.
Then they stole singles in the fourth, fifth, and sixth ends to lead 6-3.
Arey got one back in the seventh but Bonot got a single in the eighth to seal the win.
Northern Ontario’s only game yesterday was a sloppy 5-2 win over Nunavut, in which Bonot’s quartet struggled to find their groove.
Kory Carr led the way with a mediocre 67 percent shooting efficiency, with Bonot (64), McCormick (61), and Megan Carr (56) also having sub-par games.
Saskatchewan didn’t play this morning but also is unbeaten at 2-0 after downing Nunavut 7-3 last night.
Bonot took on Quebec later today.
Northern Ontario then will face Saskatchewan tomorrow morning before wrapping up Pool ‘B’ play against Manitoba in the afternoon.