After going undefeated in a pre-qualifier for this year’s Brier, Team NWT remains winless at the men’s national curling championship in Ottawa.
Skip Jamie Koe and his rink beat Nova Scotia, Nunavut and the Yukon ahead of the tournament to advance to the main draw.
But the team has struggled since, dropping its first three matches of the championship against New Brunswick, Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador respectively.
On Monday afternoon, Koe will go for his first win against a familiar foe: his brother and the rest of Team Alberta.
Kevin Koe, Jamie’s older brother, is off to a solid start at the championship with a record of 2-1. Their lone loss came against Ontario on Saturday.
Since skipping for Alberta, the elder Koe has led the province to two gold medals and one silver.
The younger Koe meanwhile, will try to rebound from a disappointing 2015 Brier that saw his rink go winless in 11 tries. As defeats piled up in Calgary, the 38-year-old even turned to his Twitter followers for suggestions.
Jamie’s best performance at the men’s national championship came back in 2012, when he finished fourth in round-robin play with a record of 7-4.
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— Jamie Koe (@JKnwt) March 7, 2016