Howard's Brier win streak snapped as Martin misses playoffs

Ontario skip Glenn Howard, left, and Alberta skip Kevin Martin chat between ends during the 2013...

Ontario skip Glenn Howard, left, and Alberta skip Kevin Martin chat between ends during the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on March 8, 2013. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:35 AM ET

EDMONTON - Ontario’s Glenn Howard has clearly proven he’s the cream of the crop at this year’s Tim Hortons Brier.

It’s just the teams he’ll be facing that have to find a way to get it together.

Howard had his Brier win streak snapped at 20 games in a 6-5 loss to Kevin Martin Friday night, but didn’t seem to mind the boisterous crowd.

“When you have games like that, back and forth with a lot of great shotmaking, it’s a pleasure to be part of that,” said Howard, who finished the round-robin at 10-1. “So what, we lost. Boy, was it exciting.”

Despite the crowd’s effort for their hometown hero, Martin is out of the playoffs despite running a six-game win streak to finish at 7-4.

 


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