PEI curling veteran Mark O’Rourke ready for his 11th Brier (National Post)

After trying to recruit younger players to help with the heavy sweeping, Team Cochrane, representing PEI at the Brier, struck a golden deal with Mark O’Rourke, a 10-time P.E.I. men’s champion as a second or lead with 10 years of Brier experience. O’Rourke, 57, has also won provincial titles in junior, senior and mixed curling on the island and earned himself a berth in the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame in 2017. photo: Brier veteran Mark O’Rourke picks up Club pins for his 11th Brier

“I chatted with my wife (Kathy, also a P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame inductee) and it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” O’Rourke said.

The four curlers met in Moncton in late October for the Atlantic Superstore Monctonian Challenge, where they bonded and finished third with a 3-4 record.

At the P.E.I. Tankard in early January, the Cochrane rink, which represents the Cornwall Curling Club of Cornwall, P.E.I., went undefeated at 7-0. By winning the A final, B final and C final in the modified triple knockout format, the Cochrane rink won the provincial title without any playoff games.

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