PEI coach Les Rogers feels right at home during Brier at Rexall Place (Edmonton Journal)

(By Norm Cowley and Chris O’Leary, Edmonton Journal)

He’s wearing Prince Edward Island’s colours, but Les Rogers is loving being at the Brier in Edmonton.

Rogers is an Edmonton native but is coaching the P.E.I. team, led by skip Eddie MacKenzie. While P.E.I. fell to 0-3 in the afternoon draw on Sunday with a 10-4 loss to Northern Ontario, Rogers has been happy with how his team has performed.


CCA photo: Team PEI with Les Rogers back left

“We’re doing well,” he said. “We had an opportunity to win our first game (a 4-3, 11-end loss to Saskatchewan) and we didn’t, but we’re moving forward. We’re getting better, and we’re going to get there.”

Going up against Jamie Koe and his 1-2 Northwest Territories/Yukon team, Rogers said he only wanted to see his team play well.

“We’re not in that top level the way the top three teams are, but our goal here is to have a good showing. We’ve had that, and we want to make a better showing and we’ll be doing more as we go along,” he said.

Enjoying the Brier from his hometown has been an added bonus.

“I enjoy this very much, I know a lot of people here. I’ve participated in the curling scene since 1958,” he said, cracking a smile. “I’ve been around.”

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