Mark Wanzel The Barrie Examiner QMI Glenn Howard shakes the hand of team mate Wayne Middaugh during Page 1/2 curling action against Team Frans. Howard to eventually take the win sending him to Sunday's final.
When you’re the defending Brier champion and have just won Ontario for the eighth straight time to win your 15th purple heart and make it to your 15th Brier, which record do you treasure most?
“Between the two, I’d probably say the 15,” said 50-year-old Glenn Howard.
“Winning eight straight in Ontario is pretty impressive to me, too.
“But the stat I like the most isn’t actually either of them.
“The one that’s my favourite is winning a Brier in four different decades, 25 years apart.”
The first one was right here in Edmonton back in 1987.
“It was my second Brier. In 1986 in Kitchener-Waterloo losing the final to Alberta’s Ed Luokowich.
“But we were right back at it next year and we beat Bernie Sparkes, who was a legend back then,” he said of playing third for brother Russ on a team which featured Tim Belcourt at second and Kent Carstairs throwing lead rocks.