Saskatchewan’s Laycock back at the Tim Hortons Brier
- Updated: February 6, 2014
Steve Laycock will take a fourth shot at hoisting the Tim Hortons Brier Tankard, March 1-9, when the Canadian men’s curling championship hits the ice at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops.
Laycock, playing out of Saskatoon’s Nutana Curling Club, defeated defending provincial champion Brock Virtue by a 7-6 score in the final of the Saskatchewan playdowns, Feb. 2 in Shaunavon. The two teams went head-to-head three times in the playoff round, with Laycock winning two out of three.
The final victory secured the Laycock crew, including Kirk Muyres, Colton Flasch and Dallan Muryes, a berth in the 12-team for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek.
After winning Canadian and world junior championships at the skip position in 2003, Laycock signed on to play lead for Pat Simmons in 2006. The team represented the province at the 2007 Tim Hortons Brier, and again in 2008 when they finished second in the round robin, before losing to Ontario’s Glenn Howard in the semifinal match.
In 2011, with Laycock at the helm and Simmons throwing fourth stones, the Saskatchewan squad finished out of the playoffs.
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