Winning the Brier was life-changing for Northern Ontario rink

Canada skip Brad Jacobs delivers his stone as his front end of brother E.J. and Ryan Harnden look...

Canada skip Brad Jacobs delivers his stone as his front end of brother E.J. and Ryan Harnden look at his delivery during practice Friday prior to the start of the world championship. (Michael Burns/CCA)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:37 PM ET

VICTORIA — It’s almost a shame that they have to leave home and start curling again.

And they’re wearing the maple leaf and representing Canada at the Ford World Curling Championships which begin Saturday.

From the moment they knew they were going to win the 84th Brier in Edmonton until they throw the first rock against Rui Liu of China, and every moment since, has been the most amazing magic carpet ride for the four who brought out the moose calls in Rexall Place.

Because of who they are and where they’re from it’s been everything they thought it would be and oh so much more.

“I really feel like we won the Brier after Jeff Stoughton missed his shot in the eighth end for two but the moment I’ll always remember was when Jon Mead said ‘Do you mind if Jeff does the spin-o-rama?’ ” said Brad Jacobs.

“I said ‘Ah, gosh, no. I don’t mind at all.’

 


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