Tag Archives: Brad Gushue (page 2)

Tag Archives: Brad Gushue

Tour action from East to West this Thanksgiving weekend

October 7, 2016

It’s not often that the curling’s top teams have to choose between two premier World Curling Tour events on the same weekend. Usually one offers a stronger field, or the opportunity for more money, or points. Such is not the case this Thanksgiving weekend as the competitive curling world is essentially split between east and west. In the east, Toronto’s Stu Sells Tankard is taking place at the High Park Curling Club in Toronto. In the west, the Direct Horizontal Drilling Fall Classic is underway in Edmonton. In each case, 24 teams are battling for a purse of $50,000, and ...

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Rankings and rewards for top teams at past weekend’s Tour events

September 20, 2016

If any ranking system were perfect, a tournament would always see the two highest ranked teams meet in the final. Of course, that rarely happens, especially when you have 13 of the top 15 teams in the world beating up on each other, as was the case at Cornwall, Ont.’s AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic. And yet, when the dust settled on Sunday afternoon, World Curling Tour No. 1 Team Brad Gushue (St. John’s) was set to face No. 2 Kevin Koe (Calgary) for the championship. This time, however, the ranking wasn’t the deciding factor, as Koe took home the ...

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Savill returns to the ice at Shorty Jenkins Classic

September 14, 2016

While there will be thousands of dollars and hundreds of CTRS points on the line at this weekend’s Shorty Jenkins Classic, the most exciting part of the weekend for curling fans will be watching a guy who hasn’t played in a year fill in on a team that is not expected to win. No disrespect to Brantford’s Chad Allen (skipping in place of Wayne Tuck), but his foursome will have their work cut out in Cornwall, Ont., where the event will be hosted for the second year. In a field that includes the likes of Brad Gushue (St. John’s; currently ...

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Field set for 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Brandon

June 6, 2016

World and Canadian champions, along with Olympic gold-medallists, will be heading to Brandon, Man., next December for the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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MQFT with Brad Gushue

April 29, 2016

This week, John sits down with a man who has had one the best curling seasons in recent memory, coming second at the Tim Hortons Brier, hoisting three Grand Slam titles, and winning the Grand Slam Cup before the final event of the season is even played. He’s been to 13 Tim Hortons Briers, won an Olympic gold medal, and he has a highway named after him, which is about the most bad-ass thing I can think of.

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Players Championship round-up: Trophies and Trials berths

April 18, 2016

After all the smoke had cleared at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, one thing was clear. Team Brad Gushue of St. John’s was going home a champion and taking a big bonus cheque with him. What wasn’t clear, at first, was the fate of another Olympic champion.

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Curling season still rolling with the Players Championship

April 12, 2016

There was a time when the Men’s World Championship signalled the end of the curling season. Once a winner was crowned, clubs would pull the plug on their compressors, and curlers would go outside to find something called “sunshine” and anxiously polish golf clubs until the ground thawed enough to play.

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Hot-shooting Koe leads Alberta to Tim Hortons Brier championship

March 13, 2016

OTTAWA – Kevin Koe’s razor-thin pick of a Brad Gushue counter in the seventh end was the pivotal shot that led to Alberta’s 9-5 win over Newfoundland-Labrador in the championship game of the Tim Hortons Brier Sunday evening.

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Eleventh end single gives Northern Ontario Tim Hortons Brier bronze medal

March 13, 2016

OTTAWA — Brad Jacobs had a tough time getting up for the Tim Hortons Brier bronze-medal game Sunday and he was short on the house on his first draw, but he and his Northern Ontario teammates got it together in time to get past Mike McEwen of Manitoba 7-6 in 11 ends.

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Measurement gives Alberta semifinal win over Northern Ontario

March 12, 2016

OTTAWA – It took 10 nail-biting ends and a measurement on the winning point for Kevin Koe of Alberta to get by Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario 6-5 in the Tim Hortons Brier semifinal Saturday evening.

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“Perfect game” gives Alberta win over Manitoba in Page 3-4 game

March 12, 2016

OTTAWA – Kevin Koe made all the shots he had to while Mike McEwen had some early struggles and that was more than enough for Alberta to take a 7-5 victory over Manitoba in the Tim Hortons Brier Page 3-4 playoff game Saturday.

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Newfoundland-Labrador advances to final of Tim Hortons Brier

March 11, 2016

OTTAWA – Brad Gushue of Newfoundland-Labrador made a gentle tapback to count one in the 11th end Friday to beat Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario 7-6 in the Page 1-2 playoff game and earn a berth in Sunday’s gold-medal game of the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Playoff pairings set at 2016 Tim Hortons Brier

March 11, 2016

OTTAWA — It’s down to the final four at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. Friday morning’s final draw of round-robin play was meaningless in terms of determining playoff pairings, but it was important for playoff teams wanting to generate some momentum going into the medal round.

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Craig Savill’s return to the ice highlights night at Tim Hortons Brier

March 10, 2016

OTTAWA – Craig Savill made a triumphant return to the Tim Hortons Brier Thursday night, a brief one but impressive and emotional one.

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N. Ontario, Newfoundland/Labrador headed for first-place showdown

March 10, 2016

OTTAWA – Front-runners Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario and Brad Gushue of Newfoundland-Labrador will tangle Friday morning for first place in theTim Hortons Brier.

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