Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton and B.C.'s John Morris won their final round-robin games Thursday night to finish the Canadian men's curling championship at 9-2.
A final Alberta win Friday would guarantee Kevin Koe a No. 1 finish at 10-1 leaving Manitoba second and B.C. third.
B.C. downed Saskatchewan 6-3 and Manitoba came from behind to beat Ontario 8-6 at the Tim Hortons Brier.
In other games, Newfoundland beat the Northwest Territories-Yukon 9-2 and Quebec beat Northern Ontario 7-4.
Saskatchewan and Quebec at 6-4 are leading the race for the fourth and final playoff spot but Newfoundland is hanging in at 6-5 while Ontario is out of the race at 4-6.