The home team’s booked for the Ford World Men’s

A long season of championship play for the best men’s teams in Canadian curling came to an exciting conclusion Sunday, March 10 at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, in Edmonton’s Rexall Place.

Team Northern Ontario is now Team Canada (Photo CCA/Michael Burns)

Competing in one of the most experienced fields in Brier history, Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario defeated Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton in the championship final to earn the right to wear Canada’s colours in Victoria at the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Booster Juice, March 30-April 7 in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jacobs came out on top of the 3 vs. 4 Page playoff, facing Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador, before moving on to defeat 2012 Tim Hortons Brier champion Glenn Howard of Ontario in the semifinal. The 1985 Brier was the last time Northern Ontario won the national championship. Al Hackner made one of the highlight shots of all time to force an extra end and went on to steal the win against Alberta’s Pat Ryan in overtime to celebrate his second Tankard. Jacobs came through under the pressure in Edmonton to win another title for Northern Ontario.  And, in less than three weeks, the skip from Sault Ste. Marie will be heading to Victoria for his first appearance on the international stage with third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden. “You Gotta Be There” for all the excitement when Team Canada takes on the biggest names in the game at the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship. Get your seats today by clicking here.