Canadian curling kids come close

Brad Jacobs goes back home with a silver medal (Andy Clark/Reuters).

Brad Jacobs goes back home with a silver medal (Andy Clark/Reuters).

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

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VICTORIA - The handshakes were completed, the silver medals were around their necks and the speeches were over when E.J. Harnden left the ice and leaned on a wall outside the dressing room sobbing.

“It’s tough,” he said.

“We played so well these last five weeks. But at the same time we missed an opportunity.

“I’m sure we’ll be back some day. I hope we’ll be back some day. I think we should be pretty proud of each other.”

They wrote an amazing story at the Edmonton Brier and came so close to rewriting it here.

If they’d done it, they’d have been the first team in history to ever come out of the 3-4 game to win the Brier and then to repeat the feat at the Ford World Curling Championships.


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