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Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher makes a shot as he plays Team Saskatchewan during the semifinal at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher makes a shot as he plays Team Saskatchewan during the semifinal at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, right, and third Brad Gushue celebrate defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gushue, Einarson add Canadian mixed doubles title to curling trophy cases

Einarson and Gushue to represent Canada in the world mixed doubles championship May 17-23 in Scotland

Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, right, and third Brad Gushue celebrate defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gushue, Einarson to face Lott, Sahaidak in Canadian mixed doubles curling final

Gushue, Einarson to face Lott, Sahaidak in Canadian mixed doubles curling final

Danielle Schmiemann and John Morris of Team Schmiemann/Morris celebrate after defeating Birchard/Schneider during the Canadian Mixed Double Curling Championship Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curling Canada, Michael Burns

John Morris hasn’t lost his mixed doubles curling mojo

John Morris hasn’t lost his mixed doubles curling mojo

Danielle Schmiemann and John Morris of Team Schmiemann/Morris celebrate after defeating Birchard/Schneider during the Canadian Mixed Double Curling Championship Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curling Canada, Michael Burns
Darren Moulding and Joanne Courtney discuss their options at the back of the house during draw 1 against team Peterman/Gallant at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Calgary on Thursday, March 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curling Canada, Michael Burns
Darren Moulding and Joanne Courtney discuss their options at the back of the house during draw 1 against team Peterman/Gallant at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Calgary on Thursday, March 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curling Canada, Michael Burns
Team Canada skip Brad Gushue, centre, makes a shot as lead Geoff Walker, left, and second Brett Gallant sweep while they play Team Alberta at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Walker clan settles into curling bubble life again with Canadian mixed doubles

Walker clan settles into curling bubble life again with Canadian mixed doubles

Team Canada skip Brad Gushue, centre, makes a shot as lead Geoff Walker, left, and second Brett Gallant sweep while they play Team Alberta at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Alberta celebrates defeating Team Wild Card Two to win the Brier curling final in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Bottcher beats Koe 4-2 to win Canadian men’s curling championship for first time

Bottcher ends three-year silver streak at the Tim Hortons Brier

Team Alberta celebrates defeating Team Wild Card Two to win the Brier curling final in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Wild Card Three alternate Wayne Middaugh makes a shot as he plays Team Saskatchewan at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Middaugh leads championship pool at the Brier

Middaugh leads championship pool at the Brier

Team Wild Card Three alternate Wayne Middaugh makes a shot as he plays Team Saskatchewan at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Wild Card Three alternate Wayne Middaugh makes a shot as he plays Team New Brunswick at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Middaugh, Gushue, Epping and Dunstone advance to championship pool at the Brier

Middaugh, Gushue, Epping and Dunstone advance to championship pool at the Brier

Team Wild Card Three alternate Wayne Middaugh makes a shot as he plays Team New Brunswick at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Manitoba skip Jason Gunnlaugson directs his team as he plays Team Wild Card One at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Matt Dunstone gets an assist at the Brier from a small town in Saskatchewan

Matt Dunstone gets an assist at the Brier from a small town in Saskatchewan

Team Manitoba skip Jason Gunnlaugson directs his team as he plays Team Wild Card One at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Manitoba skip Jason Gunnlaugson directs his team as he plays Team Wild Card One at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s Bottcher hands Wild Card Three’s Middaugh his first loss at the Brier

Alberta’s Bottcher hands Wild Card Three’s Middaugh his first loss at the Brier

Team Manitoba skip Jason Gunnlaugson directs his team as he plays Team Wild Card One at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 8, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Wild Card Two skip Kevin Koe reacts to his shot as he plays Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Wild Card Two’s Koe beats Gushue 9-7 to hand defending champs first loss at the Brier

Gushue was a tad heavy with his final draw and Koe picked it out for the victory

Team Wild Card Two skip Kevin Koe reacts to his shot as he plays Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada skip Brad Gushue makes a shot as he plays Team Ontario at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Brier in the Bubble: Defending champion Gushue beats Epping in opening draw

Brier in the Bubble: Defending champion Gushue beats Epping in opening draw

Team Canada skip Brad Gushue makes a shot as he plays Team Ontario at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Switzerland's celebrates after the final match at the Women's Curling World Championship in Silkeborg Denmark Sunday March 24. 2019. The 2021 world women's curling championship is back on the curling calendar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ritzau Scanpix - Henning Bagger

Women’s world curling championship back on calendar, added to Calgary bubble

Women’s world curling championship back on calendar, added to Calgary bubble

Switzerland's celebrates after the final match at the Women's Curling World Championship in Silkeborg Denmark Sunday March 24. 2019. The 2021 world women's curling championship is back on the curling calendar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ritzau Scanpix - Henning Bagger
Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue, left to right, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant, lead Geoff Walker, alternate Jeff Thomas and coach Jules Owchar hoist the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue won his first Canadian men's curling championship in a sold-out hometown venue that erupted in joy after his game-winning throw .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Defending champ Gushue headlines 18-team field as bubble play resumes with Brier

Defending champ Gushue headlines 18-team field as bubble play resumes with Brier

Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue, left to right, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant, lead Geoff Walker, alternate Jeff Thomas and coach Jules Owchar hoist the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue won his first Canadian men's curling championship in a sold-out hometown venue that erupted in joy after his game-winning throw .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson watches her shot against Team Ontario in the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., on February 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kerri Einarson, Brad Gushue team up for national mixed doubles championship

Kerri Einarson, Brad Gushue team up for national mixed doubles championship

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson watches her shot against Team Ontario in the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., on February 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme talks to his players before NHL overtime action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, February 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme talks to his players before NHL overtime action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, February 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson makes a shot against Team Alberta as second Shannon Birchard, right, and lead Briane Meilleur sweep in the semi-final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kerri Einarson wins second straight Canadian women’s curling championship

Einarson and her teammates celebrated Sunday in the silence in an empty arena

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson makes a shot against Team Alberta as second Shannon Birchard, right, and lead Briane Meilleur sweep in the semi-final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan, centre, makes a shot against Team Wild Card 1 as second Sarah Wilkes, left, and lead Joanne Courtney sweep at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Ontario's Rachel Homan kicked off play in the championship pool Friday with a 7-6 victory over Chelsea Carey of Team Wild Card One at the Canadian women's curling playdowns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Homan and Einarson improve to 8-1 at Canadian women’s curling championship

Homan and Einarson improve to 8-1 at Canadian women’s curling championship

Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan, centre, makes a shot against Team Wild Card 1 as second Sarah Wilkes, left, and lead Joanne Courtney sweep at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Ontario's Rachel Homan kicked off play in the championship pool Friday with a 7-6 victory over Chelsea Carey of Team Wild Card One at the Canadian women's curling playdowns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson reacts to her shot against Team Quebec at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Peterson’s wild-card team edges N.W.T. skip Galusha to qualify for championship pool

Peterson’s wild-card team edges N.W.T. skip Galusha to qualify for championship pool

Team Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson reacts to her shot against Team Quebec at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh