It was an historic night for Newfoundland and Labrador curling at the Tim Horton’s Brier Wednesday in Regina. Brad Gushue and Team Canada squared off against Newfoundland and Labrador’s Greg Smith rink in the final draw of the round-robin, the first time two teams from this province have ever competed against each other in the Brier.
In the end, it was Gushue and Co. – which also includes Mark Nichols, Geoff Walker and Brent Gallant – who recorded the victory, a 7-2 decision of the rookie rink from St. John’s.
With the win, Gushue, as defending champions, finished tops in round-robin play with a 6-1 record, while Newfoundland and Labrador finished out of the playoffs at 1-6.
Gushue is gunning for his second-straight Brier title. The veteran skip – who has won more games than any other skip in Brier history – won his first Brier on home ice last year.
The final is set for Sunday afternoon.