The Road to the Brier – Central Update

The 2013 Tim Hortons Brier is in the sights of competitive curlers across the country.  And Canada’s top teams are getting ready to take their shot at a trip to Edmonton’s Rexall Place, March 2-10, to compete in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.

Jeff Stoughton (Photo CCA/Michael Burns)

In the central region, Quebec’s best will be the first out of the hacks in the provincial playdowns, January 21-27 in Victoriaville.  The field includes Guy Hemmings, Philippe Lemay, Jean-Michel Ménard and Martin Ferland, all veterans of Brier competition. The right to represent Ontario will be underway at the Barrie Molson Centre February 4-11, with defending Brier and world champion Glenn Howard looking for an eighth consecutive win in the provincial showdown. Nipigon is the scene of the Northern Ontario playdowns, February 6-10, where Brad Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie will be shooting for a sixth trip to the national stage. In Manitoba, a 32-team field – featuring Jeff Stoughton, Mike McEwen and defending provincial champ Rob Fowler – heads to the Yellowhead Arena in Neepawa, February 1-10, to decide who wears the bison at this year’s Brier. Updates from all the action will be featured on the Tim Hortons Brier website. “You Gotta Be There” for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier when Canada’s best battle for the rights to one of the most coveted trophies in the curling world this March in Edmonton.  Reserve your seat today by clicking here.

(Photo CCA/Michael Burns)