UPDATE: Saskatchewan's Mike McEwen defeated Alberta's Brendan Bottcher 7-3 in nine ends in today's Montana's Brier semi-final and will face defending champion Brad Gushue in the championship final tonight at 6:00 p.m.

It will be Saskatchewan's first appearance in the Brier final since 1995 as McEwen, Colton Flasch and Kevin and Daniel Marsh look to win the province's first Canadian men's curling championship since Rick Folk and his team captured the title in 1980.

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Mike McEwen and Team Saskatchewan are two wins away from a Montana's Brier championship after knocking out Manitoba's Matt Dunstone in Saturday's 3 vs. 4 Page Playoff game at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

McEwen opened with a deuce in the first end and forced Dunstone to a single in the second to go up 2-1. After a blank in the third, Saskatchewan picked up three straight singles to go up 5-1 after six. Manitoba would rally back with four unanswered points in the next three ends to tie the game at 5-5 coming home, but McEwen got the winning point on a nose hit with his final rock to secure a 6-5 victory and a spot in the semi-final.

Saskatchewan, looking for their first Brier title since 1980, will face Alberta's Brendan Bottcher in a rematch of Friday's 1 vs. 2 qualifier in the semi-final today at 12:00 noon. Bottcher fell 7-3 in Saturday's 1 vs. 2 game to defending champion Brad Gushue, who will look for his record sixth Brier championship and third title in a row against the semi-final winner in the final tonight at 6:00 p.m.