The Viterra Championship Men’s Parkland Regional Qualifier was held at the Dauphin Curling Club January 6-8, 2017, where 7 teams vied for 2 berths to the Men’s Provincial Championship.
In the A-side, Ray Baker of Dauphin defeated Glenn Toews of Dauphin 7-4 to move to the A final, where he defeated Weston Oryniak of the Swan River Curling Club 9-3 for the 1st berth. The Ray Baker team is made up of Rae Kujanpaa, Wes Jonasson, Sheldon Oshanyk and Terron Stykylo.
Rob Fisher of Dauphin defeated Greg Todoruk of Dauphin 11-8 in their first game, and then fell to the B side after an 8-4 loss to Oryniak. Fisher then rattled off an 8-5 win over Warren Leflar of Gilbert Plains, a 6-5 win over Butch Mouck of Gilbert Plains, and met Oryniak in the B-final for the second berth. It was a dramatic finish as Fisher stole the win, 6-4 over Orynyiak. The Rob Fisher team is made up of Jason Yates, Mike Csversko and Lawson Yates.
The Viterra Championship will be held in Portage la Prairie February 8-12, 2017.