Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland and Labrador Curling team are in the final of the 2016 Brier, the Canadian Men’s Curling championship.
The Gushue rink avenged a loss earlier in the day to Northern Ontario to win the Page Playoff game 7-6 and earn a berth in the final.
It was a seesaw battle throughout the contest. With Gushue scoring the winning point fitting in an extra end.
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“One win away. That was a heck of a game, heck of a win,” Gushue said following the win.
“It took every bit of mental strength not to get frustrated because they were making absolutely everything … until he jammed it in six,” Gushue continued. “We got the deuce, which got us a bit of momentum and then in seven we got a couple of lucky breaks when (Ryan) Fry jammed a couple peels and we got a big steal of two. That really flipped the game over, and gave all the momentum to us. We played incredibly well the seventh end on.” Gushue added
Sunday’s bronze-medal game is at 2:30 p.m. with the championship match at 7:30 p.m.