Brad Gushue has a chance to repeat as world champion.
Gushue won a second straight Canadian men’s curling champion with a 6-4 win over Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher. The match was never really in doubt as Gushue jumped out to a 4-1 lead by the middle ends.
The St. John’s-based rink lost only one match all week. His foursome will represent Canada at the men’s world championship in Las Vegas later this month. They went undefeated to win last year’s world title in Edmonton.
Their victory means that NL will have two rinks again next year at the Tim Horton’s Brier. Greg Smith, who won the sportsmanship award, represented the province this time while Gushue was Team Canada.
St. John’s Councillor Jamie Korab is celebrating a sweep by his former team at the Brier last night.
Korab told VOCM Open Line with Paddy Daly that he too stayed up late to watch “his old friends win.”
The Brad Gushue rink took the Brier for the first time under the Canadian Flag, but Korab calls it another win for this province. Korab played six Brier Tournaments with Team Gushue before moving on from the sport.
Korab calls the team true athletes. Korab says sometimes we may take for granted that the Gushue Rink is as good as it is—but he reminds, they’re the best team in the world. Korab suggests you’ll see many more Briers heading their way.