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CALGARY – Brad Gushue picked up where he left off Friday night at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.

In his first game with a full foursome from Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker since then Winning the Tim Hortons Brier a year ago, the defending champions showed few signs of rust in a clinical 6-2 win over Ontario’s John Epping.

Canada shot 91 percent as a team, while Gushue shot 100 percent perfect. Numbers he thought were a little too friendly.

« To use a golf printout, there are no pictures on the scorecard, » said Gushue with a smile. « There were some throws out there that were pretty gross. But we got a lot out of every shot.

 » I think we only had one shot that we didn’t get out of. That was a goal we achieved in this game and I thought we did very well. « 

It was the long-awaited return of world-class domestic curling after a season that saw few bon games due to the pandemic The opening draw at the Markin MacPhail Center followed a successful Canadian Women’s Curling Championship, the first of seven events held in a bubble environment at Canada Olympic Park.

In another draw 1 games, Matt Dunstone of Saskatchewan beat Peter Mackey of Nunavut 10-2, Kevin Koe of Wild Card Two defeated Scott McDonald of Nova Scotia 7-4 and Michael Fournier of Quebec against Greg Smith of Newfoundland and Labrador 7 : 6.

Gushue’s team played with substitutes at some events in Halifax last fall, as the Alberta-based Walker stayed in the west.

The teams have the first dr Faded out at the end when they felt like they were playing on the ice of the arena again.

Gallant did a brilliant triple takeout early on and jokingly waved at the cardboard clippings that were stationed in the spectator-free arena.

Epping was tough on a hit and roll attempt at the fourth end that resulted in a gushue tie for two.

Ontario settled on a single in the fifth before a gushue hit and roll on the sixth led to another duel. The teams shook hands after a Canadian single at the end of the ninth.

« That was fun, » said Nichols. « The lead up to that was difficult in terms of isolation and the like. So to get out and play a competitive game it felt exactly like I imagined.

 » There was no slacking off or anything. We were right back, so it felt really good. « 

Some provincial and territorial teams have been able to downplay in recent weeks, but most of the rinks were invited by their respective associations when the championships were canceled due to the pandemic .

This year two more wildcard entries were added, expanding the field to 18 teams. Gushue’s team had an automatic entry as returning champions.

« The first game – we tried not to falling and hurting ourselves, « said Gushue with a smile. » The nervous legs and everything we had. I felt pretty shaky from the combination of nerves and wasn’t practicing as much as we usually come in. So my focus was just on that. « 

The players stay in a hotel across from the WinSport Arena and are regularly tested for COVID-19. Trainers and team deputies wore masks on the end benches.

Electronic pig line sensors The stone handles were not used for the second consecutive event due to equipment delays due to the pandemic. The honor system was in place.

The top four teams in each pool will be promoted to the two-day championship pool from March 12th. The top three teams will advance to the playoffs on March 14th.

The second and third place teams will meet the winner in a semi-final in the afternoon to play the first place team for the championship.

The Brier winner receives $ 100,000 out of the total of $ 300,000, returns as Team Canada at Brier 2022 in Lethbridge, Alta, and does a li in Saskatoon in November e place at the Olympic Trials.

The champions will also represent Canada at the Men’s Curling World Cup from April 2nd to 11th in the Calgary Bubble.

Kerri Einarson won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts last weekend. She will represent Canada at the Women’s Curling World Championship from April 30th to May 9th, which was added to the bladder calendar on Friday.

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