Stratford, Ontario - Heading into the final of the Canadian Junior Men's Curling Championship, both teams knew there was a cardinal rule that could not be broken: Do not fall behind by a bunch, or you'll have a steep, almost impossible climb.
When you have two teams with the ability to play takeouts the way these Manitoba and Northern Ontario Junior Men's teams can, getting too far back of the tail lights means the front runner can peel out of sight.
That's precisely what happened in the final, won by Manitoba's Matt Dunstone, Colton Lott, Kyle Doering and Rob Gordon, by a score of 11-4, in eight ends.
It was an impressive display by Dunstone and company, taking down Northern Ontario's Team Horgan a few days after the Copper Cliff Curling Club team had defeated Dunstone's Winnipeg crew during the round-robin.
With a 7-2 lead after four ends, the outcome wasn't really in doubt, not with the way the young Manitobans can make rocks disappear in a blink.
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