Martin is right at home in the MTS Centre
- Updated: March 27, 2013
In 2009, Kevin Martin celebrated an emotional victory at the Canadian Curling Trials in front of an exuberant home crowd in Edmonton’s Rexall Place – setting the stage for a gold medal performance at the 2010 Olympic Games.
The Martin team, comprising third John Morris, second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert, will return to defend the title at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Dec. 1-8 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Although they won’t have home-ice advantage on their side this time around, Winnipeg’s downtown arena has proven to be a comfortable environment for the team in previous competitions.
At the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier, the first curling championship held in the building, Martin rolled through the week with an undefeated record, hoisting the Tankard after a win over Glenn Howard in the final.
Two years later, they continued their winning ways in MTS Centre during the World Curling Tour’s Canadian Open of Curling, once again downing Howard in the championship final.
Martin has come out on top in two of the last three editions of the Canadian Curling Trials. He also wore Canada’s colours at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his team won the silver medal.
Among the Alberta veteran’s long list of achievements are 12 Brier appearances, including four national championships, and a gold medal at the 2008 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.
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