May 1, 2013
John Morris joins Cotter rink for Olympic bid
By QMI Agency

Alberta third John Morris yells words of encouragement to his teammates during an afternoon game against Quebec at The Brier in London, Ont., March 8, 2011. (DEREK RUTTAN/QMI Agency)

John Morris is back in the hack in search of Olympic gold.

That didn’t take long.

Just days after leaving the Alberta super-rink skipped by Edmonton’s Kevin Martin, Chestermere’s Morris has hooked up with a new team in the bid to reach the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Morris will join skip Jim Cotter and his Okanagan rink.

“I am extremely excited to be partnering up with Jim Cotter for an Olympic run next season,” Morris said Wednesday in a statement. “I have always had nothing but tons of respect for not only his shooting ability but also his attitude towards the game of curling.”

Just as he did with Martin, Morris becomes the third for the B.C. squad.


But he will call the game, while Cotter will throw skip rocks.

The front-end consists of three curlers ­— Jason Gunnlaugson, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatzky.


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