Gushue doesn’t make Elite 10 playoffs

Rink goes 2-2 in first event after Brier win


Published on March 19, 2017

Brad Gushue and his rink were 2-2 at the Elite 10 event in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

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Not surprisingly perhaps, Brad Gushue and his teammates suffered a hangover — competitively speaking — after their Brier win.

Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Tom Sallows, the latter filling in for injured lead Geoff Walker, didn’t make it to the playoff round of the Princess Auto Elite 10, a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling of event, which finished up over the weekend in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.
Gushue, the defending Elite 10 champion, had a 2-2 record in the 10-team event, but just missed making the playoff round, which involved the top six finishers.
Next up for the members of the St. John’s rink is the world men’s championship, beginning April 1 in Edmonton, where they will wear Canada’s colours.
The John Morris rink out of British Columbia eventually took this year’s Elite 10 title, defeating Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario in the final.
Harbour Grace native Jamie Korab was part of a Jeff Stoughton-skipped Selects team put together especially for the Port Hawkesbury competition. The Selects made it to the playoffs, but were knocked out in the first round.

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