Glenn Howard and Kevin Martin into playoffs at Olympic curling trials

A berth directly in the men’s final at the Canadian Olympic curling trials will come down to one more clash between Glenn Howard and Kevin Martin.

The men play each other on the curling ice as during the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Edmonton on Wednesday The winner will represent Canada in The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

EDMONTON — A berth directly in the men’s final at the Canadian Olympic curling trials will come down to one more clash between Glenn Howard and Kevin Martin.

Howard remains the team to beat at the trials after rolling to an 8-6 win over Edmonton’s Randy Ferbey.

The turning point came in the ninth when Dave Nedohin missed on a double takeout attempt and gave Howard, who is now 6-0, a steal of two.

Edmonton’s Martin needed an extra end to put away Kevin Koe 8-7 and is in second place with a 5-1 record.

If he beats Howard in tonight’s final draw he will be awarded first place.

Jeff Stoughton stole single points in the 10th and 11th to beat Wayne Middaugh 7-6 and can secure the final playoff spot with a victory over Pat Simmons tonight.

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