Winnipeg's Mike McEwen aiming to be curling legend-buster

Skip Mike McEwen delivers a rock during practice in Winnipeg on Monday in preparation for the...

Skip Mike McEwen delivers a rock during practice in Winnipeg on Monday in preparation for the Olympic curling trials. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

JIM BENDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

WINNIPEG - You've got to admire his spunk.

Manitoba's Mike McEwen is just one of two skips that will be competing in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials that has never played in the Brier.

But even if the likes of Alberta's Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin, Ontario's former world champion Glenn Howard and fellow Manitoban Jeff Stoughton, another former world champ, may all be giving it one last hurrah, McEwen is determined to emerge victorious among the giants of the game when the last rock is thrown at the MTS Centre on Dec. 8.

"I'd like to win right now while the legends are arguably still in the game," McEwen said during a practice at the Fort Rouge Curling Club on Monday. "Who knows how long Stoughton, Martin, Howard are going to be here? Maybe not that much longer, so I'd like to win while they're still kickin' it at the top of their game. So, we're going to work our butts off next week."


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