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NWT takes bronze at Canadian Mixed Curling Championship


The Northwest Territories won bronze at the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Saturday, defeating Manitoba 7-5.

NWT curlers Jamie Koe, Kerry Galusha, David Aho, and Megan Koehler dropped their first two games of the competition but recovered in style to finish with medals.

The NWT rink registered its second victory over Manitoba this week en-route to bronze. The territory had earlier defeated Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, and Nunavut.

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On Twitter, Yellowknife Curling Club posted: "Congratulations to our hometown team!"

Hosts Quebec won the tournament, which was held in Saguenay, defeating New Brunswick 6-5 in the final. New Brunswick had beaten the NWT 7-6 in the morning's semi-finals.

Koe skipped the NWT to silver in the same event five years ago. Galusha, his twin sister, was also on that team.

Earlier this year, Koe told NNSL the territory's curlers are determined to eventually win the national mixed title.

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"It’s a big event for us now, considering we came close to winning it all before," he said in March. "We’ve been close but we’re hopeful we can bring the title back to the NWT."

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