It came down to the stick. (The measuring stick, that is!)

Then the look of disbelief on the face of Brad Jacobs.

Northern Ontario lost by possibly a quarter of an inch in the final end of the semi-final against Alberta.

With the curl sliding 5 and a half feet at times Saturday night, it was a point-for-point game where the scoresheet looked more like binary code.

Jacobs who lost against Newfoundland and Labrador Friday, blowing a big early lead, his curling percentage went down from 94 % to 80.

Northern Ontario made some small mistakes on the unpredictable ice in Ottawa, but not as many as their Friday sheet.

They will play Manitoba for the Bronze after being undefeated and the team-to-beat before Friday.

Catch the bronze medal game on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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