Liberals Congratulate Team Gushue on World Title

Liberals Congratulate Team Gushue on World Title

Team Gushue has extended their impressive record this year, winning the World Championship as Team Canada last night in Edmonton, Alberta.

After a captivating win at the Tim Horton’s Brier just a few weeks ago, skip Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Walker and lead Geoff Walker showed Canada’s true talent, holding a record of 13–0 at the World Cup of Curling.

Canada played Sweden in the final, winning in the 10th end with a 4–2 victory. The atmosphere at Northlands Coliseum was ecstatic, and sometimes became overwhelming for Gushue to give the call to his team. There was some pressure building up from both teams, where Gushue missed a few doubles early on in the game, leading Sweden to take a single. The teams were tied 2–2 going into the 10th, but Gushue’s last rock placed it for a perfect double, winning the game.

Premier Dwight Ball and Team Gushue at the Confederation Building after their victory at the Brier.

Premier Dwight Ball and Team Gushue at the Confederation Building after their victory at the Brier.

I join with all residents of this province and indeed this country in celebrating Team Gushue’s commanding victory on the world stage. Congratulations on an outstanding performance that caps off a phenomenal season of curling.

—Premier Dwight Ball 

On Saturday, Team Gushue won Team of the Year at the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Stars and Legends banquet held in St. John’s.

Canada held an historic victory with the women’s team sailing to victory as well, undefeated in the World Championship.

Gushue now becomes the first skip in history to win a World Junior title, a Brier, an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship.

Congratulations Team Gushue on an amazing victory, and a fantastic year of curling.