Team Gushue announces that Mark Nichols will return to the team, replacing PEI native Adam Casey


Team Gushue announced today that Mark Nichols has now joined the team.

“I am very pleased to announce the return of Mark Nichols to our team. It will be great to be teammates once again, as Mark brings experience and talent that will certainly benefit our team as a whole.” said Brad Gushue. “Really looking forward to having a world class player like Mark join our team next season,” added Geoff Walker.

Mark Nichols, originally from Labrador City, played with Brad Gushue from 1998 to 2011. Having achieved a number of successes including winning a Canadian and World Junior Championship in 2001, and most notably winning the Gold Medal for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

“I am looking forward to joining Team Gushue,” said Mark Nichols. “I’m excited to be returning home, and excited to help the guys achieve our goal of winning a Brier and return to the Olympics. They have shown they are a world class team and I hope to build on the success they have had over the last three years.”

Mark Nichols played the 2013-2014 season with Team Jeff Stoughton based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Team Gushue will be Brad Gushue as Skip, Geoff Walker as Lead, Brett Gallant as second, and Mark Nichols joining at third.

The addition of Mark Nichols will mean that Adam Casey will no longer be with the team. “We want to thank Adam for his hard work and dedication to the team over the past three years,” said Brad Gushue. “Adam was not only a good teammate, but also a good friend and we wish him nothing but the best in the future,” said Geoff Walker.

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