GUSHUE IN BRIER FINAL

 


GUSHUE 2016 SEMI
FRIDAY

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.

 

TEAMS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 FINAL
Newfoundland and Labrador (Gushue) 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 7
Northern Ontario (Jacobs) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 6

 

 

“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.