John Epping team clinches Olympic trials spot

John Epping of the Donalda Curling Club in Toronto and his team have qualified for the Canadian...

John Epping of the Donalda Curling Club in Toronto and his team have qualified for the Canadian curling trials to determine its Olympic representative. (J.T. MCVEIGH/QMI Agency)

GEORGE KARRYS, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:12 AM ET

Veteran skip Glenn Howard turned back the clock -- and curling's youth movement -- on a Saturday night of rocks and rolls at historic Maple Leaf Gardens.

Howard's Coldwater, Ont. foursome defeated youthful Brier champion and world silver medallist Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie 6-3 in the semifinals of The Players' Championship, the fourth and final event in the Grand Slam of Curling series.


Photos