Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brad Gushue Returns from Injury at National, Picks Up Victory in Opening Draw

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brad Gushue Returns from Injury at National, Picks Up Victory in Opening Draw

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Brad Gushue returns at National, wins opening draw

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Brad Gushue has returned to action with a victory at the National.

Gushue, who has had to watch his rink from St. John's, N.L., play without him this year because of a hip injury, made his season debut on Tuesday and picked up a 9-4 win against Tanner Horgan to open the third Grand Slam of Curling event of the season.

The 18-year-old Horgan, from Sudbury, Ont., jumped out a 1-0 lead in the first end, but the tournament's defending champion responded with three in the second and three in the third to blow the draw open.

Horgan was able to claw back to make it 6-4, but the Gushue team added three over the next two ends and they shook hands after seven.

Gushue's squad includes Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker. …

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