It was an historic day for Brad Gushue at the Tim Horton’s Brier men’s curling championship in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The St. John’s native – who is skipping Team Canada as the defending Brier champions – set a record earlier today by recording the most wins ever by a skip at the Brier.
Gushue and Co. – which also includes Mark Nichols, Geoff Walker and Brett Gallant – improved its record to 3-0 with an 8-4 win over the Northwest Territories in the morning draw. It was his 114th career Brier win, moving him ahead of former Olympic teammate Russ Howard as the all-time wins leader.
Gushue has done it all in curling. He’s a former national junior champion and a world junior champion. He’s won numerous Grand Slam events, captured Olympic gold in 2006 and capped it off with a Brier title on home ice in 2017.
Meanwhile, Team Newfoundland and Labrador is off to a rough start at the Brier. The Greg Smith-led rink dropped their opening two games at the Brier.