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Another former member of Brad Gushue's rink earns place in Brier

Adam Casey of Winsloe is shown in action during the 2017 Brier in St. John's where he skipped the Saskatchewan team.
Adam Casey of Winsloe is shown in action during the 2017 Brier in St. John's where he skipped the Saskatchewan team.

Adam Casey joined an elite club Sunday by winning his first Saskatchewan men’s curling championship.

Casey’s team from Regina shocked three-time defending champion Steve Laycock of Saskatoon 11-3 in the final of the Saskatchewan Tankard to earn a berth into the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, March 4-12 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.
Casey, who will be playing in his sixth consecutive national men’s championship, becomes just the fifth player in Brier history to win titles in three provinces or territories. Three of them — Casey, Chris Schille and Ryan Fry — did so with Newfoundland and Labrador champion Brad Gushue.
Casey skipped the past two P.E.I. champions (he joined his Saskatchewan team last May. Prior to that, he won three straight Newfoundland titles playing second for Gushue.
He joins Earle Morris (Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario), Fry (Manitoba, Newfoundland/Labrador, Northern Ontario), John Morris (Ontario, Alberta, B.C.) and Schille (Newfoundland/Labrador, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories) in the exclusive club.
Schille will also be back at this year’s Brier with Jamie Koe’s Territories’ champs, while Fry plays third with the Brad Jacobs rink, which looks to defend its Northern Ontario title beginning Wednesday in Thunder Bay.
Also earning a Brier berth Sunday Sunday was veteran Glenn Howard, who won the Ontario Tankard with an 8-6 win over Wayne Tuck. The four-time Canadian and four-time World champion padded a record he already owns by claiming his 17th Brier Purple Heart.

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