Grand Slam delivers goods, Nix says

By all accounts fans got what they were looking for from the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, host co-chairman Jim Nix says. Near capacity crowds watched on Sunday as Team Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. defeated Team Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. 6-4 to capture the men’s Tier I championship at the Pictou...

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Team Gushue offers clinic for fire fighters

NEW GLASGOW – Local fire fighters got to meet Team Gushue and learn why its curling team members enjoy sharing their knowledge with fire fighters everywhere. Team Gushue arranged with the Bluenose Curling Club and one of its sponsors, Belfor Property Restoration, to lead a curling clinic for fire fighters while in the area last...

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Jacobs men’s Tier I Grand Slam curling winner

It was a battle of the Brads on Sunday at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, and Team Brad Jacobs emerged the winner. Team Jacobs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. defeated Team Brad Gushue from St. John’s, N.L. 6-4 on Sunday to capture the men’s Tier I title before a near-capacity crowd at the Pictou...

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Gushue,Jacobs, Einarson, Roth Grand Slam finalists

Team Brad Gushue and Team Brad Jacobs are men’s finalists at the Pinty’s Grand slam of Curling today at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They will contest the men’s Tier I championship at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gushue’s team from St. John’s,N.L. continued its unbeaten string at the event by advancing to the final with...

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Grand Slam of Curling playoff matches set

Draws have been completed for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Women’s quarter-final matches were scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, while the men’s quarter-finals are at 4:30 p.m. in the Sobeys Arena. Winners will advance to semifinal matches at 8:30 p.m. Brad Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. team went...

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Team Gushue 3-0 at Grand Slam

Team Brad Gushue has won all three games the team has played this week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Gushue’s St. John’s, N.L. foursome defeated Team Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont. 6-2 on Thursday to go to 3-0 and clinch a spot in the men’s Tier I...

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Gushue gets results at Grand Slam

Brad Gushue is in form and has been a fan favourite at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Gushue’s St. Johns, N.L. team followed his 6-4 victory over the Scott McDonald foursome from Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday with a convincing 7-3 triumph over the Niklas Edin team from Sweden in the evening draw on Wednesday...

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Thoughts of two hockey careers

As I drove over Mount Thom towards New Glasgow last Wednesday, my favourite radio station fading off in the distance behind me, I was left alone with a lot of thoughts going through my mind. Thoughts of Brad Marchand. I thought of the 2003-04 hockey season in which the Hammonds Plains native scored 47 goals...

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