Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brad Gushue to Play in Hometown Brier after Claiming Newfoundland Title

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brad Gushue to Play in Hometown Brier after Claiming Newfoundland Title

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Brad Gushue to play in hometown Brier

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Brad Gushue will get to play in a Tim Hortons Brier in his hometown for the first time.

Gushue's team from St. John's, N.L., captured its provincial title on Saturday night to earn a spot in the Canadian men's championship, which will be held in St. John's for the first time since 1972.

Gushue capped his undefeated run at the provincial tournament with a 6-2 win over Adam Boland and will open the Brier against Alberta on Mar. 4. Alberta will hold its provincial championship next month.

Gushue, the 2006 Olympic gold medallist, was playing in just his third tournament of the season after missing the opening three months due to a hip injury.

The 36-year-old has never won a Brier.

Gushue joins Quebec's Jean-Michel Menard, Nova Scotia's Jamie Murray, P. …

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