Epping, Bottcher reach final
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Toronto’s John Epping made quick work of Sweden’s Niklas Edin to earn a spot in the Canadian Open final. Epping scored four in the first end and was up 9-1 when the two skips shook hands after only five ends in their semifinal on Saturday. Epping will face Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher in today’s final. Bottcher toppled two-time champion Brad Gushue of St. John’s N.L., 6-5 in the other semi.
On the women’s side, it’ll be Ottawa’s Rachel Homan going for her second Canadian Open title against Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni.