Gushue waits to see if he'll get into playoff tiebreaker at Brier

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Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland and Labrador rink must wait and watch today to see if they will play anymore at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men’s curling championship.

On Thursday night, Gushue and teammates Brett Gallant, Adam Casey and Geoff Walker finished up their round-robin schedule in Kamloops, B.C., by defeating Yukon/Northwest Territories 9-2. That leaves Newfoundland, which does not play in today’s final round-robin draw (1 p.m. Newfoundland time), with a 6-5 record and needing some help to get into a tiebreaker situation.

Four teams make the Page playoffs. Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba have already clinched berths, while Quebec and Saskatchewan are tied for fourth at 6-4. If those teams lose today (Quebec plays Alberta, Saskatchewan faces New Brunswick), then there will be a four-way tie for fourth — New Brunswick would also finish 6-5 — setting up a multi-tiebreaker situation.

Gushue and his rink out of the Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club in St. John’s, had to win twice Thursday to retain playoff hopes. They defeated Northern Ontario 7-6 earlier in the day.


Organizations: Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Alberta, Quebec Saskatchewan New Brunswick Kamloops Yukon Northwest Territories British Columbia Manitoba

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  • Stephen
    March 08, 2014 - 16:21

    Darrell, Brad must have changed his mentality about Korab. He is there at the Brier with him now.

  • Stephen
    March 08, 2014 - 16:20

    Darrell, Brad must have changed his mentality about Korab. He is there at the Brier with him now.

  • Alexander
    March 07, 2014 - 10:16

    I actually don't care if Brad Gushue wins the Brier or not. What he did to Mike Adam and Jamie Korab after the Olympics, and others thereafter, turned me totally against him. It's unbelievable that Mike Adam stepped aside for an Olympic Game so that Russ Howard could play. Then Brad dumps him! When his Team didn't make it to the 2014 Olympics, Brad joins Kevin Martin as an "adviser" or whatever. He was going to get to the Olympics even without his Team. Glad that back-fired on him when Kevin Martin didn't make the Olympics. Brad is a team of One.

    • Mark
      March 07, 2014 - 14:28

      I'm actually he surprised he did not dawn a wig in an attempt to join the women's team.

    • darrell
      March 07, 2014 - 19:38

      Alexander, the Negative Nancy of today…..too bad you have such a cynical attitude. Fact of the matter is that Mike Adam wasn't good enough and Jamie was too much of a clown. You need talent and committed and focused athletes to compete at a high level. That's why Brad does what he does, good on him as he is our greatest athlete of all time. What you rather he do, be like Heather Strong and go through the motions? Seems like clowns like you wouldn't want that either. So please take your sorry ass useless mentality somewhere else. We don't need fools like you.