Join in celebrating return of our national curling championsMonday, March 11, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
You are invited to welcome Canada’s 2013 Tim Hortons Brier champions back home later this afternoon.
The Brad Jacobs rink is expected to arrive at the Sault Airport on a 4:53 p.m. flight today.
A contingent from Soo Curlers Association - where the Jacobs rink is based - will be on hand to greet the champs with cheers and a banner.
Meanwhile, a meet-and-greet will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at Soo Curlers on Anita Blvd. starting at 7 p.m.
“The public is more than welcome to attend," Soo Curlers Association President Peter Zultek told SooToday.com News.
“This is a real shot in the arm for the sport of curling in Sault Ste. Marie. There are over 1,000 curling clubs in Canada and only one can have a men’s Brier champion. This year that’s us and we are very proud of the guys - full credit goes to them.”
The championship entry includes Jacobs (shown), the skip; third Ryan Fry; second E.J. Harnden; lead Ryan Harnden; alternate Matt Dumontelle and coach Tom Coulterman.
Meanwhile, Sault MP Bryan Hayes has offered his congratulations to the winners for “A very well earned and deserved victory by the entire team.... On behalf of the Government of Canada, congratulations and good luck! We will be cheering you on as you represent our country and city.”
Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes also acknowledged the local curlers: "The field was tight this year, but the Northern Ontario team managed to shine through to win their fourth title in team history. That’s an incredible accomplishment that I am proud to celebrate today."
The Jacobs rink advances to the men's world championships that start in Victoria, B.C. on March 30.