SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (by Devin Heroux) — Adam Casey is something of a curling vagabond.
Consider this: In the past six seasons, he went to the Brier with Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador rink three times, then skipped his own Prince Edward Island team to the tournament twice, then joined three players from Saskatchewan to lead that province at last year’s Brier.
Adam Casey hopes his winding curling path leads him to the Olympics this winter. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
Casey’s team is in Summerside, P.E.I., this week competing at the Canadian Olympic pre-trials. He grew up about 20 minutes away from the arena they’re playing in this week, and is feeling right at home.
“It’s awesome. I get to see family and friends. I love Summerside,” he says. “I grew up here [and went to] high school here. It’s an awesome city that gets behind their athletes.”
Closing in on playoffs
Through five games at the pre-trials, Casey sits with a 2-3 record. Friday night his rink plays a pivotal game against Jason Gunnlaugson’s team from Manitoba.
Should Casey win, he’ll finish the round robin with a 3-3 record, which at the very least would give him a spot in a tiebreaking game to get into the playoffs.