Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Virtue working on in-turns, out-turns and emotions

When we last saw Brock Virtue, he was snapping his broom before being ejected from the final game of the Saskatchewan men's final. The emotional but very talented curler had to sit on the sidelines for the final two ends of the provincial championship contest, having been thrown out by officials.

It was one of rather significant stories of the playdowns last year, with no one remembering a player getting the heave-ho from such a big match.

Well Vitrue is now back in Alberta and curling for Charley Thomas, and in this Calgary Herald story from Jeff Mackinnon, he says he knows things have to change.

“I certainly have room to improve in terms of withholding some emotions at certain times and I’m definitely trying to work on that this season,” the 28-year-old told the Herald.

Thomas things that having Virtue on board is a good fit and will help his new-look rink.

I think part of the reason we are going to work well together is that we complement each other very well,” Thomas said.
“Brock is a pretty emotional player and I like to think I’m pretty even-keeled so us playing together is going to bring out the best in him and hopefully bring out the best in me as well.” 

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