Brett Gallant is the first Islander ever to be part of a men’s world curling championship-winning team, after winning gold with Team Gushue at the tournament in Edmonton on Sunday.
P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant (2nd from right) celebrates his team’s gold-medal win over Sweden with skip Brad Gushue (left), second Mark Nichols, and lead Geoff Walker (right) at the Men’s World Curling Championships in Edmonton, Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
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Gallant won the berth to the worlds a few weeks ago as part of the Gushue rink which won the Brier, the Canadian men’s curling championship. The rink, made up of Gushue, Gallant, lead Geoff Walker and third Mark Nichols, then went undefeated at worlds with a perfect 13-0 record.
“It was pretty wild the way we did it,” Gallant told CBC News: Compass anchor Bruce Rainnie of the win.
“It seemed like all four of us played our best tournament of the year all at the same time, we just played really well start to finish, and it’s kind of cool it turned out that way.”