Howard Intent on Bringing the Cup Back to the East

Alberta held exclusive rights to the Canada Cup of Curling men’s crown until last year when the Glenn Howard team from Coldwater, Ontario turned back Kevin Martin in his bid for a fourth title.

Glenn Howard on his way to winning the 2010 Canada Cup of Curling (Michael Burns photo)

The first seven years of the event saw three Edmonton teams take all the hardware – Martin and Randy Ferbey picked up three cups apiece with the other going to Kevin Koe. When the 2011 Capital One Canada Cup gets underway November 30 – December 4 in the Cranbrook Rec Plex, Howard will be out to defend his championship status… and secure one of the first two berths in the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Howard’s 2010 Canada Cup run came with Wayne Middaugh filling in for longtime teammate Richard Hart at third and Brent Laing and Craig Savill on the front end.  With Hart’s retirement this year, Middaugh will be a permanent fixture in the lineup for the coming season. A veteran of 13 Briers representing Ontario – including the past six consecutive years – Howard has three national and world championships to his credit.  And you can sure he’ll be focused on adding a second Canada Cup to his career resume. “You Gotta Be There” to see the 14 top-ranked curling teams in the country – seven men’s and seven women’s – compete in this select field.  Make sure you get your seat today by clicking here.