MONTREAL -- Nova Scotia's Brent MacDougall guaranteed himself a spot in the final at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.
MacDougall edged B.C.'s Tom Buchy 10-9 before holding off James Grattan of New Brunswick 7-6 in the late draw on Thursday.
The wins moved MacDougall to a 9-2 record and a berth in Saturday's title match.
Quebec's Mike Fournier (8-3) was tied with MacDougall earlier in the day but fell into third place after losing 7-4 to Ontario's Cory Heggestad (8-2).
Fournier and Heggestad will meet again in a semifinal Friday before the winner takes on MacDougall.
In other Draw 16 matches, Alberta's Kurt Balderston beat Steve Fecteau's Yukon rink 9-4 to improve 4-6. Fecteau remains at the bottom of the round robin at 0-11.
Northern Ontario's Mike Assad (6-4) also earned a 6-4 win over Robert Campbell's P.E.I. rink (5-6).