It was a triumphant return to the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier for Wayne Middaugh.
With Glenn Howard ailing, Middaugh led Howard’s Wildcard 3 crew to a 9-5 win over Gregory Skauge of Northwest Territories within the opening recreation of the match for each rinks Saturday.
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Middaugh initially joined Howard’s rink final month as a fifth however was pressured into motion after Howard suffered damaged ribs in a snowmobile accident.
A damaged leg derailed Middaugh’s aggressive enjoying profession in January 2016 when he was Howard’s vice on the time.
Middaugh was on crutches on the Brier that season to assist the crew from the teaching bench.
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Middaugh final actively performed within the Brier in 2013.
A Canadian Curling Hall of Famer, Middaugh has received Brier and world gold medals at three totally different positions.
He and Howard received a world title collectively in 2012 with a distinct lineup.
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On Saturday, the Wildcard 3 crew cemented its win with three within the ninth finish.
In other motion, New Brunswick’s James Grattan defeated Mike McEwen (Wildcard 1) 6-3, Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs acquired previous Yukon’s Dustin Mikkelsen 11-3 in eight ends and Manitoba’s Jason Gunnlaugson edged Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher 5-4.
Two extra attracts had been scheduled for later Saturday.
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