Currie carries the torch in Tim Hortons Brier
- Updated: February 14, 2014
The last time the Canadian men’s curling championship was contested in Kamloops, Jeff Currie was making headlines of his own by winning the 1996 national junior men’s title.
It may have taken 18 years, but Currie will be back on the main stage, donning Northern Ontario colours once again, March 1-9 at Kamloops’ Interior Savings Centre, for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek.
It was a wide-open field for the Northern Ontario playdowns, Feb. 5-9 at the McIntyre Curling Club in Schumacher, with the defending champs led by Brad Jacobs in Sochi, preparing for the 2014 Olympic Games. Jacobs has represented Northern Ontario at the Tim Hortons Brier for the past four years, claiming the coveted Tankard last year in Edmonton.
Brian Adams Jr. led round robin play with a 6-1 record, followed by Currie at 5-2. Currie defeated Mike Jakubo in the semifinal and moved on to down Adams by a 9-4 score in the championship final.
The skip from the Fort William Curling Club will be joined by teammates Mike McCarville, Colin Koivula and Jamie Childs in Kamloops to compete in the longest-running championship in the curling world.
“You Gotta Be There” when the top 12 team in Canadian men’s curling hit the ice in the Interior Savings Centre for the Tim Hortons Brier. Reserve your seats today by clicking here.