This could be the year Glenn Howard dethroned

Glenn Howard could be ripe for the picking at the Tankard after his disappointing loss at the Roar...

Glenn Howard could be ripe for the picking at the Tankard after his disappointing loss at the Roar of the Rings Olympic trials. (Trevor Hagan/Reuters)

JOE PAVIA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

OTTAWA - It isn't a long way to go this year.

The men's provincial championship is just down the road this season in Smiths Falls Jan. 27 to Feb. 7. But psychologically, it may be too far for Glenn Howard. After his huge, dispiriting disappointment at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, can his heart be in yet another trip to the Tim Hortons Brier? He has been the Ontario Brier rep for the last eight tournaments.

The regional playdown weekend of Jan. 4 and the challenge round weekend starting Jan. 10 will determine the 10 teams hoping to dethrone Howard. And this may be the year to do it.


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