Thursday, December 26, 2013

Team Howard spoils Christmas for every men's curling team in Ontario

Not that it was a big surprise, but Glenn Howard confirmed he and his rink will be in  Smiths Falls for the Travelers Insurance Tankard (Travelers took over from the Dominion), sending a shiver down the backs of every other competitive men's team in Ontario. 

And a few days ago Glenn Howard assured the organizing committee that Team Howard will be in Smiths Falls for the Tankard. That is wonderful news!! Given the Howard rink's success nationally and internationally in recent years, we are assured of at least one world class rink in the event.

Howard, who gets a bye into the final as defending champion, will be going for his 37th  eighth consecutive Ontario men's title. And at least one prognosticator thinks this might be the year the streak comes to an end. 

The men's provincial championship is just down the road this season in Smiths Falls Jan. 27 to Feb. 7. But psychologically, it may be too far for Glenn Howard. After his huge, dispiriting disappointment at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, can his heart be in yet another trip to the Tim Hortons Brier? He has been the Ontario Brier rep for the last eight tournaments.

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