2024 Tim Hortons Brier starts Friday

Brad Gushue (with permission)

The 2024 Tim Hortons Brier commences on Friday from the Brandt Center in Regina, Saskatchewan. The home arena of the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League will be the home venue for the Canadian National Men’s Curling Championship over the next 10 days.

In the field are two skips who have won a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in the past. Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland, who is representing Team Canada, won the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, and Brad Jacobs of Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario, the gold medalist from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, is now part of a rather team and is skipping a foursome out of Manitoba.

There are two skips who are also World Champions. Gushue won the 2017 World Men’s Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, while Kevin Koe of Edmonton, one of the three curling teams at the Brier based in Alberta (the others are Aaron Sluchinski of Airdrie and Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton) won the 2010 World Men’s Curling Championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy and the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland.

Gushue has won five Brier titles (2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Koe has won three Brier titles (2010, 2014, 2016, 2019). Meanwhile Jacobs was victorious in 2013 in Edmonton, and Bottcher was victorious in 2021 in Calgary, Alberta.

 

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