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Playoffs & The Stretch


By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

The playoffs are here.

Actually, it's the final phase of the playoffs for the Brokerlink Insurance Grey Bruce Major Curling League.

Tonight in Tara, the Quarterfinal matchups are set for 8:30 pm;

Wade Walsh vs Craig Milburn
Al Hutchinson vs Steve Gregg

The winners tonight advance to the semifinals where Don Bartley & Shawn Smailes have already earned their berth in the Final 4.

Sunday morning in Paisley, the remaining 4 rinks will compete in the semifinal matches with the winners there advancing to the Championship Game later in the day.

Meanwhile, playoffs are front and center in the minds of the Ontario Hockey League teams competing in Owen Sound this evening.

For the Hamilton Bulldogs, they're looking to pad their lead atop the Eastern Conference as they sit 7 points up on Niagara atop the Conference.

For the Owen Sound Attack, their concern is at the opposite end of the Western Conference standings.

Owen Sound has the 8th final playoff position heading to their game with the Bulldogs tonight, only 4 points up on 9th place Erie who will be in town this weekend for a pair.

Game time tonight for the Attack & Hamilton is 7 pm at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

Quarterfinal curling & the stretch run for OHL teams on the go tonight.

I'm Fred Wallace

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