Mr. Cool puts freeze on Daley show

Skip Daley Peters in the Safeway Championship at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. (MARCEL...

Skip Daley Peters in the Safeway Championship at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. (MARCEL CRETAIN/SUN MEDIA)

PAUL FRIESEN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 2:20 PM ET

BRANDON -- One moment he's slamming his broom on the bumper, the next he's going for a short walk to blow off some steam.

Finally he settles in next to his third, raising his arms in disgust at what just happened.

This is Daley Peters after an end in which he stole one and took a 5-4 lead on defending champion Jeff Stoughton here, yesterday. All the while, Stoughton stood calmly at the end of the rink.

The end result: Stoughton won his second straight game, 6-5, sending Peters to the B-side, where he made an early exit from the Manitoba men's championship.

A study in contrasts, to be sure: youthful exuberance vs veteran guile.

"He's the master of staying cool," Peters said of Stoughton. "I got a little bit from my dad. I learned maybe to show a little bit more than he does."

It's true, his dad, Vic Peters, a three-time provincial champ, has been known to slam a broom or two, so it wouldn't be accurate to say you can't win with your emotions hanging from your sleeve.

"It depends what type of personality you are," Stoughton said. "If you're a little fiery, you may as well let it out. I've banged my broom with the best of them."

Of course, you can pick your spots. Peters' last shot, for instance, when he failed to stick on a takeout, which would have forced an extra end, was certainly worth some vitriol.

"I'm obviously mad at the last one," Peters said. "But overall we played OK. We learned that we can play with these guys."

He won't get another chance here, though, as a 7-6 loss to Rae Hainstock last night ended Peters' week.

Stoughton, Peters, Sr., and Kerry Burtnyk, the Big Three, are undefeated through two games, just a win away from qualifying for the eight-team playoff round.

BROTHERLY BASH: There were a few brooms tossed in the matchup between Brandon-area brothers Allan and William Lyburn, too, most of them by the younger William.

After cracking a three in the first end, he could only watch as big brother stormed back to post a four-ender -- and a 10-4 win. "It was kind of a shock to the system," William said. "We never quite recovered from that."

You can say that again: Lyburn was eliminated last night, losing 7-1 to Kelly Skinner of Hamiota.

BRIGHT AND EARLY: This morning, playoff spots are up for grabs in these matchups:

Burtnyk vs. Allan Lyburn, Vic Peters vs. Peter Nicholls, Stoughton vs. Don Spriggs and David Bohn vs. fifth-seeded Reid Carruthers.

B-SIDE BITERS: No. 4 Mike McEwen stayed alive by eliminating Randy Neufeld... Neepawa's Kelly Robertson KO'd James Kirkness.


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