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Gushue wins 2020 Brier

It was a dominant victory for Brad Gushue Sunday night at the Leon’s Centre, as his Newfoundland rink beat Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher 7-3 to claim the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier. The win marks Gushue’s third Brier title in just four years, after the Newfoundland skip won the event back in

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Fashion and function collide at Brier with Dynasty Curling Apparel

The life of a competitive curler in Canada isn’t always easy. A jam-packed schedule means athletes are often on the road for long stretches of time, competing in a mixture of cash-bonspiels and national championship events almost every weekend.  Due to the financial nature of the sport, many curlers often

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Canadian curling sets example for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes

The world of competitive sports has often been associated with rather toxic views of gender and sexuality. For years, gay athletes were forced to hide in the shadows over fears they would not be accepted by their teammates or fans. In recent years, many sports organizations have sought to change

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Team Alberta hopes to maintain winning streak in championship round

Team Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher, in just his fourth appearance at the Tim Hortons Brier, knows what it takes to contend for a national men’s championship. Bottcher’s Edmonton-based rink has finished runners-up at the last two consecutive Briers. In 2018, the foursome lost to defending champion Brad Gushue, and last year

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Curling up north: Northern territories represented at the 2020 Brier

In 2018, Curling Canada, the sport’s national governing body, made some key changes to the men’s and women’s national championships. For the first time in history, every province and territory would be guaranteed a spot at nationals. The decision was made, in part, to grow the sport across the country,

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Dunstone rink looks to secure playoff spot

For Team Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone, the 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier has gotten off to a fairly strong start. After dropping their opening game to Team Wildcard, the Dunstone foursome has bounced back to win their last three consecutive games. On the morning of Monday, Mar. 2, 2020, Dunstone’s rink beat

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Team Jacobs looking to build on momentum at 2020 Brier

Sault Ste. Marie native Brad Jacobs is no stranger to the big-stage, and this week marks the 2014 Olympic Gold medalists’ twelfth appearance at the Tim Hortons Brier. At this year’s men’s nationals, Jacobs’ rink is certainly considered one of the favourites. Not only is the team ranked No. 1

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Epping hopes to build off successful season to capture Brier

Team Ontario’s John Epping arrives at this year’s Tim Horton’s Brier with perhaps his best chance of winning a national men’s curling championship.  The 36-year-old skip, who hails from nearby Peterborough, On enters this year’s tournament ranked second in the world. Last month in Cornwall, Epping’s rink went undefeated enroute

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Koe and team defend Brier championship

Kevin Koe arrives at this year’s Tim Hortons Brier as the defending champion. Last year, in Brandon Manitoba, the Alberta skip won his fourth national championship, earning him a direct berth into this year’s event.  In Kingston, the 45-year-old skip will swap his familiar Alberta jersey for a Team Canada

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Plane crash doesn’t keep Lang from Brier Cup

The last two weeks for Northern Ontario’s Rick Lang have been somewhat of an emotional roller coaster.  Last week, while coaching Krista McCarville’s rink at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Lang’s daughter Sarah Potts gave birth to twin boys.  While Lang was busy coaching the Thunder Bay

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