Manitoba's Dave Boehmer has rattled off four straight victories to keep his team in contention at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Burlington, Ont.
Boehmer moved into a third-place tie with B.C. at 7-3 after a 5-4 victory over New Brunswick's Mary Jane McGuire last night.
Manitoba plays Saskatchewan (5-5) while B.C. takes on Alberta (5-5) this morning.
"If we win, we're guaranteed a tie-breaker," Boehmer said from Burlington. "If we win and they (B.C.) lose, we're in ... If we lose and they win, she's all over."
It was almost all over when Manitoba fell to 3-3.
"We knew what we had to after we got our third loss," said Boehmer, supported by Kerri Flett, Kyle Einarson and Tamara Bauknecht. "We knew we likely had to win out.
"It would be really disappointing not to make the playoffs because I believe we've got a shot to win it all and we feel we have to get there after (Manitoba's Sean Grassie) won it all last year."
Ontario's Mark Bice is first at 9-2 with Nova Scotia's Mark Dacey second at 8-2. The top three teams advance.