William Lyburn loves curling - everything about curling.

Lyburn, Richard Daneault, Jared Kolomaya and Braden Zawada of the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg are seeded fourth for the 2017 Viterra Championship in Portage and are one win away from qualifying for the Playoff Round which begins Friday night.

“We just got to play our way into it and keep getting better,” said Lyburn who beat Jim Renwick of Brandon 8-2 on day one and Hayden Forrester of Fort Rouge 7-1 on day two.

“We've got lots of room for improvement. Just got to keep playing better and well come I'm sure when some of the shots are tougher.”

The former Scottish junior champion played in his first Manitoba Men's Curling Championship in 1998.

Lyburn's best finish was in Dauphin in 2012.He lost to Mike McEwen in the 1-2 page playoff game and then lost in the semifinals to the eventual champions which included his brother Allan who played third for his former junior skip Rob Fowler.

Lyburn said being asked to be Fowler's fifth at the Brier rejuvenated him.“I went there and had a great time with those guys. Rich was part of that team, my brother and Robbie – just a great group of guys. Brian Fowler being the coach. Brian and me are pretty close. It just said to me, 'I want to do this.' From that moment on I probably looked at the game as being a little bit more serious with regards to getting the proper sleep and not over doing certain things. We enjoy the game still but lets work a little harder at it.”

The Lyburn family moved to Brandon shortly after William and Allan placed sixth place at the World Junior Championship.

William played third for Rob Fowler and the two came so close to capturing a Manitoba junior crown.

“Me and Robbie had kind of had a tough time three years in a row. Basically we lost a provincial junior final, the last year being the A-B final but we lost either an A or the B final the previous two years . We felt we were one of the best junior teams out there that never won the province. For me the curling got me quicker to be a Canadian because I wanted to go over to Scotland and say I've got a Maple Leaf on my back.”

 

2017 Viterra Provincial Men's Curling Championship
@ Portage la Prairie
Friday, February 10th
Draw #9  8:30 a.m.
"A" Side Qualfiers
Mike McEwen, Fort Rouge 6 Trevor Loreth, Granite 2
Matt Dunstone, Deer Lodge 7 Taylor McIntyre, Pembina 5
William Lyburn, Granite 11 Sean Grassie, Fort Rouge 7
Reid Carruthers, West St. Paul 9 David Bohn, Assiniboine Memorial 6

Draw#10  12:15 p.m.
"B" Side
Steve Irwin, Brandon 6 Kelly Marnoch, Carberry 5
Dennis Bohn, Assiniboine Memorial 8 Travis Bale, East St. Paul 7
Jason Gunnlaugson, Granite 8 Kyle Foster, Arborg 4
Derek Oryniak, Granite 7 Ray Baker, Dauphin 1

Draw #11  4 p.m.
"B" Side Qualifiers
Loreth 7 Irwin 2
Dennis Bohn 7 McIntyre 5
Gunnlaugson 5 Grassie 3
David Bohn 7 Oryniak 4

Draw #12  7:45 p.m.
Playoff Round
"A" Side
McEwen vs Dennis Bohn
Dunstone vs Loreth
Lyburn vs David Bohn
Carruthers vs Gunnlaugson

 

 

 

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Scoreboard

Thursday, October 19th

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Garden Valley 4 PCI 3

MJHL
Virden 5 Waywayseecappo 1

NHL
N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO)
Boston 6 Vancouver 3
Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 0
Nashville 1 Philadelphia 0
New Jersey 5 Ottawa 4 (OT)
Edmonton 2 Chicago 1 (OT)
St. Louis 4 Colorado 3
Carolina 2 Calgary 1
Dallas at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Major League Baseball
National League
Championship Series
Los Angeles 11 Chicago 1
(Dodgers win best of 7 series 4-1)

NFL
Kansas City 30 Oakland 24

NBA
Toronto 117 Chicago 101
Oklahoma City 105 New York 84
L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 20th

CFL
Saskatchewan at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Miller vs Morden
@ Altona, 8 p.m.
Northlands Parkway vs Morris
@ Winkler, 8 p.m.
Prairie Mountain vs Pembina
@ Holland, 7:30 p.m.

MJHL
Winkler at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Steinbach, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.

MMJHL
Pembina Valley vs St. James
@ Morris, 7:30 p.m.

MFMHL
Pembina Valley vs Eastman
@ Morden, 7:45 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Showcase @ Portage
Eastman vs Wpg Wild, 5 p.m.
Southwest vs Interlake, 7:30 p.m.
Central Plains vs Norman, 8 p.m.

WHL
Vancouver at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Iowa, 7 p.m.

NHL
Vancouver at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
San Jose at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Championship Series

New York at Houston, 7:08 p.m.
(Yankees lead best of 7 series 3-2)

NBA
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Portland at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
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Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
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