Brendan Bottcher back in Alberta Boston Pizza Cup final

Brendan Bottcher delivers a rock during the 2017 GSOC Players' Championship in Toronto. (Anil Mungal)

Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher is one victory away from retaining the Boston Pizza Cup and returning to the Tim Hortons Brier.

Bottcher reached the final of the Alberta men’s provincial curling championship following a 7-6 win over Karsten Sturmay in Saturday’s Page A-B playoff game in Spruce Grove.

Sturmay, also of Edmonton, can set up a rematch for the title as he takes on Daylan Vavrek of Sexsmith in Sunday morning’s semifinal. Vavrek edged Edmonton’s Charley Thomas 7-6 in the Page C-C game.

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The team of Bottcher, third Darren Moulding, second Brad Thiessen and lead Karrick Martin captured their first provincial title a year ago.

The semifinal begins Sunday at 11 a.m. MT followed by the final at 5 p.m. MT with the winner representing Alberta at the Tim Hortons Brier running March 3-11 in Regina.

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