February 10, 2013
Glenn Howard wins eighth Ontario title
By STEVE GREEN, QMI Agency

Craig Savill gives Glenn Howard a big hug after winning the Ontario men's curling championship in Barrie, Sunday. (Mark Wanzel/QMI Agency)

BARRIE, Ont. — Curlers like to refer to being “on the right side of the inch.” Glenn Howard was Sunday as he captured his eighth straight Ontario men’s curling championship.

The Coldwater skip and his rink of Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing and Craig Savill — the defending Canadian and world champs — will head to Edmonton for the Tim Hortons Brier March 2-10 after beating Joe Frans of Bradford 7-5 in the final of the Dominion Tankard at the Molson Centre.

Howard scored three when he made an angle tap raise in the fourth and added a crucial deuce in the seventh when his hit and roll stopped just in time. And after Frans got a steal of one in the ninth to make it interesting, Howard got the insurance point in the 10th on a measurement.



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