Mellerup, Saarimaki rinks struggling

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Russ Mellerup’s Northern Ontario rink dropped a pair of games Tuesday at the Dominion of Canada Canadian Club Curling Championships in Toronto.
Mellerup started the day with an 11-3 loss to Alberta’s Dan Sherrard and followed it up by dropping a 7-1 decision to Manitoba’s Steve Irwin.
Mellerup and his Port Arthur crew of Dan Kukko, Ron Evans and Mike Rutledge saw their mark drop to 1-2.
In the women’s event, Karen Saarimaki’s Northern Ontario foursome of Tara Evoy, Tarra Miller and Sylvie Fortier were defeated 9-2 by Norma Brown of Alberta. In the night draw, Manitoba’s Lori Pelissier defeated the Saarimaki squad 7-4.
The Geraldton team saw their record drop to 0-3.