John Morris books Canadian Olympic curling trials berth

John Morris' rink celebrates a win, sending to the team to the Canadian Olympic trials. (Michael...

John Morris' rink celebrates a win, sending to the team to the Canadian Olympic trials. (Michael Burns photo)

STEVE GREEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:47 PM ET

Having just secured his spot in next month's Olympic trials, John Morris was ready to celebrate in true Canadian curling style.

"I'm in my hometown where I have a lot of fond memories from university and I think I'm going to go on a Little Laurier pub crawl," he said after a 5-4 win over Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday afternoon at the Road to the Road pre-trials at the Memorial Auditorium. "All I'm thinking about is how good that cold beer's going to taste. I'll start thinking about Winnipeg around noon tomorrow."

Morris and his Kelowna, B.C., rink of Jim Cotter (who throws fourth stones), Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky came through the 12-rink, triple-knockout event undefeated, beating Jacobs in a game that saw as many misses as great shots. Cotter drew the four-foot for the winning point.


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