Big boys finally leading pack at Brier

Team Manitoba skip Jeff Stoughton (left) talks to Team Alberta skip Kevin Koe before their draw...

Team Manitoba skip Jeff Stoughton (left) talks to Team Alberta skip Kevin Koe before their draw during the 2014 Brier curling championship in Kamloops, B.C., March 3, 2014. (BEN NELMS/Reuters)

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:46 AM ET

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Now the Tim Hortons Brier looks like it was supposed to look.

Alberta’s Kevin Koe brought Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton back to the lead pack with a 10-4 win here Monday night.

And along with John Morris of British Columbia, three teams are separated from the field with 4-1 records heading into hump day of the round robin.

“Yeah, I guess so,” said Stoughton of the standings, at least at the top, looking like they were supposed to look. “That’s what everyone was saying back at the beginning.

“B.C., Alberta and Manitoba and probably Newfoundland. But Newfoundland has had a bit of a hiccup. It’s a long week.”

The surprise is that Saskatchewan’s Steve Laycock sits fourth at 3-1 and PEI’s Eddie “Spuds” MacKenzie at 3-2 in the scramble to form the final four for the playoffs on the weekend.


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