Wild card skip Mike McEwen extends Brier win streak

Team Wild Card's Mike McEwen leads Pool A at 4-0 after defeating Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories 6-2 in the morning and topping British Columbia's Steve Laycock 10-5 in the Monday afternoon draw at the Canadian men's curling championship in Kingston, Ont.

Canadian men's curling championship continues in Kingston, Ont.

Mike McEwen's rink leads Pool A with a 4-0 record after posting two wins at the Brier on Monday in Kingston, Ont. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Team Wild Card's Mike McEwen leads Pool A at 4-0 after defeating Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories 6-2 in the morning and topping British Columbia's Steve Laycock 10-5 in the Monday afternoon draw at the Canadian men's curling championship in Kingston, Ont.

In other action, Nova Scotia's Jamie Murphy dumped Bryan Cochrane 11-2 but the Prince Edward Island skip rebounded with a 7-4 victory over Quebec.

Saskatchewan's Matt Dunstone delivered a highlight-reel runback triple takeout to score four in the 10th end for a 9-8 victory over Laycock. Dunstone made it a two-win day with a 6-2 victory over Koe.

Alberta's Brendan Bottcher, who leads Pool B at 4-0, edged Manitoba's Jason Gunnlaugson 7-6 in evening play at the Leon's Centre.

Also, Brad Gushue of N.L., beat Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs 7-6, New Brunswick's James Grattan downed Ontario's John Epping 6-4 and Team Canada's Kevin Koe got by Yukon's Thomas Scoffin 10-2.

The preliminary round continues through Wednesday night.

The top four teams from each pool will advance to the championship round. The four-team Page Playoffs begin Saturday and the final is set for Sunday.

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