Gushue sets prestigious Brier record

Brad Gushue (with permission)

Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland is now in the Brier record books. On Monday, Gushue won a record 114 games at the Tim Horton’s Brier in Regina, the most ever by a skip at the Canadian national men’s curling championship. 

Gushue passes Kevin Martin of Edmonton, Alberta and Russ Howard of Midland, Ontario. They have each won 113 games at the Brier.

Gushue set the record in the morning draw as Team Canada defeated the Northwest Territories 8-4. It was redemption for Gushue, as Northwest Territories skip Jamie Koe beat Gushue’s Newfoundland team 8-4 at the 2017 Tim Horton’s Brier in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It would be Jamie Koe’s only victory of the championship from a year ago, and one of only two losses for Brad Gushue. The other came in a 8-4 loss to Manitoba’s Mike McEwen.

At the 2018 Tim Horton’s Brier, Gushue has a perfect record of four wins and zero losses.  He is representing Team Canada because he won the 2017 Tim Horton’s Brier. Gushue’s fourth win of the 2018 Tim Horton’s Brier came on Monday night in a 6-5 win over McEwen. It was the second straight time that Gushue beat McEwen at the Brier. After losing to McEwen a year ago in the round robin game, Gushue beat McEwen 7-5 in the 1-2 game before he beat Kevin Koe of Edmonton (representing Team Canada) 7-6 in the final.



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