Brendan Bottcher earns No. 1 seed as Brier moves into championship pool

Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher has put his rink in great position heading into the Championship Pool at the Tim Hortons Brier. Bottcher finished the final day of round-robin play at the Canadian men’s curling championship with a 9-2 win over Wild Card Mike McEwen on Wednesday to earn the No. 1 seed entering the next round […]

Reid Carruthers, Brad Jacobs stay undefeated at 2018 Brier

Defending champion Brad Gushue and wild-card skip Mike McEwen picked up wins in Monday’s early draw at the Brier, setting up a matchup of undefeated teams in the evening. McEwen’s Winnipeg rink scored three in the 10th end in a 6-5 win over Nova Scotia as Jamie Murphy’s Halifax foursome suffered its first loss at […]

As Brier shakes up format, curling's next wave prepares to enter national spotlight

Greg Smith claims he packed approximately 400 pieces of gum as he prepared to travel to Regina for this year’s Tim Hortons Brier. It’s a habit he picked up from former world and Tournament of Hearts champion Colleen Jones, one that the 21-year-old skip representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the Canadian men’s curling championship believes […]

Team Gushue 'captured the hearts' of N.L., all of Canada at Brier

Team Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating its 2017 Tim Hortons Brier title win at Confederation Building today. Skip Brad Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant, and lead Geoff Walker will all be at the event, hosted by Premier Dwight Ball. The hometown team brought the house down at Mile One Centre Sunday night, with its […]

Brad Gushue wins 1st Brier in front of hometown crowd

Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador defeated Canada’s Kevin Koe 7-6 on Sunday night to win the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time. After a back-and-forth affair, Gushue had hammer in the 10th end and used it to his advantage. He hit a draw for the single point to send the raucous capacity crowd at Mile One Centre into a tizzy. Gushue […]

'I really believe we're ready': Brad Gushue eyes 1st Brier title

ST. JOHN’S — He stood at the end of the arena a little longer on Friday night. Brad Gushue looked out into the crowd after defeating Manitoba to clinch a spot in Sunday’s Brier final, smiling. Cheers rained down for longer than usual. People didn’t want to leave. Gushue soaked up every second, basking in it all. “The older you get the more you […]

Local favourite Gushue tops McEwen to reach Brier final

Brad Gushue has played in the national men’s curling championship on 13 previous occasions and come up short each time. The St. John’s skip is one win away from finally hoisting the Tim Hortons Brier tankard. And he’ll have a chance to do it on home ice to boot. Gushue guided his Newfoundland and Labrador team to a 7-5 […]

Brier final four has a familiar look

ST. JOHN’S — The field has been trimmed to four teams vying for this year’s Canadian men’s curling title. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the same four skips that made the Brier playoffs one year ago in Ottawa. Mike McEwen, Brad Gushue, Kevin Koe and Brad Jacobs are back at it again. Each skip is a star, […]