Randy Neufeld's Portage Curling Club rink, which includes Peter Nicholls and local members Dean Moxham and Dale Michie, are out of the 2017 Viterra Provincial Men's Curling Championship.

The 2016 World Senior Curling silver medallists suffered two losses yesterday, being eliminated after an 8-3 setback to Travis Bale in the afternoon draw.

Moxham says despite the result, it was a memorable experience playing in front of the hometown crowd.

"They all know who we are, so it's nice to hear a clap when yo make a nice shot, and a boo when you don't, so it's all good."

Moxham outlines why the team decided to make an attempt to qualify.

"Because it's a local one for Dale and myself and the boys, Randy and Pete were excited to try and get into it, so we were happy to do that. We thought if everything went well, we'd have a chance to be around Friday, and it just didn't work out."

Teammate Dale Michie calls it a great experience.

"Always great to play at home. I wish we could have got on a little bit of a run, but it just wasn't happening today for us, so unfortunately, we'll get up in the stands with everybody else now."

The Viterra Championship continues today, tomorrow, and Sunday at Stride Place.

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SCOREBOARD

Saturday, April 29th

NHL Playoffs
Eastern Conference
Semi-finals
Ottawa 6 N.Y. Rangers 5 (2OT)
(Senators lead best of 7 series 2-0)
Pittsburgh 6 Washington 2
(Penguins lead series 2-0)

Esso Cup @ Morden
Gold Medal Game
St. Albert 1 Triolet 0 (OT)
Bronze Medal Game
Durham West 4 Pembina Valley 1

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 1
New York 12 Baltimore 4
Chicago 6 Detroit 4 (10 innings)
Cleveland 4 Seattle 3
Oakland 2 Houston 1
Texas 6 Los Angeles 3
Minnesota at Kansas City (ppd)
National League
New York 5 Washington 3
Atlanta 11 Milwaukee 3
Pittsburgh 4 Miami 0
Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 8:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis (ppd)
Interleague
Chicago Cubs 7 Boston 4

Sunday, April 30th

Western Canada Cup
Penticton
Preliminary Round
Portage vs Battlefords, 4 p.m., pre-game show 3:50 p.m., CFRY/portageonline.com

NHL Playoffs
Western Conference
Semi-finals
St. Louis at Nashville, 2 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 1-1)
Anaheim at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
(Oilers lead series 2-0)

Major League Baseball
American League
Tampa Bay at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Baltimore at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.
Oakland at Houston, 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1:15 p.m.
Los Angeles at Texas, 2:05 p.m.
National League
Pittsburgh at Miami, 12:10 p.m.
New York at Washington, 12:35 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 3:10 p.m.
Interleague
Chicago Cubs at Boston, 7:08 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference
Semi-finals
Washington at Boston, 12 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)
Western Conference
Quarterfinals
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 3-3)

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