Kevin Koe and company off to the final

Team Alberta Nolan Thiessen, Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons and Carter Rycroft talk while facing team...

Team Alberta Nolan Thiessen, Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons and Carter Rycroft talk while facing team Quebec during the semi-final draw at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops, British Columbia March 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:05 AM ET

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A recently relocated oil patch surface landman from Calgary versus an alleged new B.C. fishing guide who actually still shows up to work as a fireman most non-curling days in the Calgary suburb of Chestermere.

That's your 85th Brier final.

Kevin Koe and his Albertans made it more of a high wire act than it had to be in Saturday night's semi-final to defeat Jean-Michel Menard's Quebec team 9-8 in an extra end to make the match with John Morris B.C. bunch.

Koe has now made it to the final in all three Briers in which he's represented Alberta.

“Third Brier. Third final. That's pretty cool. But now the thing is to have a winning record when all is said and done Sunday.”

The first to come out of the 3-4 game and win it curling out of Edmonton' Saville Centre in 2010, Koe was back two years later to take the same route only to lose the final 7-6 to Glenn Howard of Ontario.


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