Martin’s Drive for Number Five
A victory at the Capital One Canada Cup of Curling last year in Cranbrook marked yet another record for curling legend Kevin Martin as he became the only four-time winning skip in the history of the event.
When the 2012 edition gets underway November 28-December 2 in Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place, Martin will have his sights set on a fifth title to distance himself from the rest of the pack.
Alberta teams have dominated the men’s side of the competition since its inception in 2003. Randy Ferbey has won three times and Kevin Koe took another. In fact, the only year the trophy has left the province was 2010 with a win by Ontario’s Glenn Howard.
The 2011 Capital One Canada Cup championship was especially sweet, giving the team direct access to the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings – the Canadian Curling Trials – and the chance to compete in the 2014 Olympic Games where he would defend the 2010 gold medal.
The 2010 squad remains intact with John Morris at third, Marc Kennedy at second and Ben Hebert throwing lead stones.
Martin’s long list of competitive curling achievements also includes silver from the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, 11 Brier appearances with four Tankard triumphs, Ford World Men’s Curling Championship gold and numerous wins on the World Curling Tour.
“You Gotta Be There” when the elite field of the country’s top 14 teams – seven men’s and seven women’s – competes for the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup in Mosaic Place. Excellent seats are still available… get yours right now by clicking here.
Written by Graham Lloyd
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:53