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Gushue opens Brier with pair of weekend wins

Brad Gushue shouts instructions to sweepers Geoff Walker, left, and Brett Gallant during their opening game of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier against Ontario Saturday.
Brad Gushue shouts instructions to sweepers Geoff Walker, left, and Brett Gallant during their opening game of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier against Ontario Saturday. - Canadian Press

Brad Gushue’s Team Canada squad is 2-0 entering Monday's play at the Tim Horton's Brier in Brandon, Man.

Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker play Jim Cotter and his B.C. rink and Kevin Koe of Alberta today.

Gushue beat Scott McDonald of Ontario 7-6 Saturday to open the Brier, and then beat Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories 7-5 Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Newfoundland and Labrador representative skipped by Andrew Symonds is 0-3 after losing to the Yukon Sunday night. Symonds, Chris Ford, Adam Boland and Keith Jewer also dropped games to P.E.I. and Northern Ontario.

Symonds has only one game today, against Brendan Bottcher's wild card entry.

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