In the third and final qualifying spiel, Team Sutherland managed to place in the top four, earning themselves a spot at Junior Curling Provincials.
Sutherland's rink is composed of himself, Bruce Krepps, Doug Sroka and Jack Reid.
Finishing with a 5 - 2 record, Team Sutherland placed 4th overall in the event. The had lost out of the previous two previous qualifier spiels, meaning this was their last chance at reaching provincials.
U21 Provincials will be held over December 27th to the 31st in Saskatoon.
Q-Spiel #3 Results
- Draw 1: Team Lloyd 4 - Team Sutherland 10
- Draw 2: Team Lautsch 8 - Team Sutherland 5
- Draw 3: Team Field 6 - Team Sutherland 10
- Draw 4: Team Bindig 3 - Team Sutherland 8
- Draw 5: Team Gray 5 - Team Sutherland 10
- Draw 6: Team Zuravloff 7 - Team Sutherland 5
- Draw 7: Team Lloyd 3 - Team Sutherland 7
Sutherland and his rink were also present at last year's Junior Provincials, where they had a 0 - 5 record. Sutherland said they're hoping to improve on that this year, "We're hoping to win a game, and hopefully make it the playoff round."
Team Sutherland will have a spiel this upcoming weekend in North Battleford.
The team will be in North Battleford once again on December 14th and 15th for the Canada Winter Game Tryouts. After winning silver at the Provincial Winter Games in February 2018, the team was eligible to move on to the play-downs this month. If they win, they will represent the province at the Canada Winter Games.
Sutherland said both tournaments should be a great way to get some practice in before provincials, "We'll use those two to prepare for junior provincials and hopefully, we'll be playing our best."