Royal City rink suffers Monday blues at jr. nationals

It really was a blue Monday at the 2020 Canadian junior men’s curling championship for the Royal City Curling Club team skipped by Hayato Sato.

The side, whcih includes Tri-City curlers Matthew McCrady, Jacob Umbach and Joshua Miki, conceded four in the tenth end and fell to undefeated Newfoundland and Labrador in the ninth draw at the championship, that is being played in Langley.

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Sato now has three wins and two losses, after an earlier 6-3 setback to Saskatchewan in Monday’s eighth draw.

The results leave the #1 representative from British Columbia in third place in its pool, with a game to go against Alberta in the 12th draw Tuesday evening.

BC’s other representative team, that is skipped by Richmond’s Johnson Tao and includes second Connor Kent from Port Moody, is in fifth place, with two wins and three losses. It also wraps up its preliminary round play against Alberta in Tuesday afternoon’s 11th draw.

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