PEI’s Team Cochrane receives huge cheer and standing ovation as they wrap up play at the Brier

It’s game over for Team PEI at the Brier in Kingston, as they won’t be advancing to the playoff round, but they were definitely fan favourites at the event, both because they were older than other teams, and because three of them normally represent the Russell Curling Club, only two hours away from Kingston. The team, representing PEI’s Cornwall Curling Club, received a huge cheer, and a standing ovation from some fans, after finishing their final game against Alberta with a 2-5 win-loss record, 6th place in round-robin pool B (only the top four advance).

They had some near upsets in the Brier losing to Manitoba’s Gunnlaugson and his final “Manitoba Miracle” shot to count 3, came from behind to grab the lead before losing to NL’s Gushue by an 11-8 score, and, in their last game losing to unbeaten Alberta by a 9-6 score, trailing 6-0 after five ends, but rallying late in the game to narrow the gap to two points in the ninth. They also had great TV coverage, selected as the TSN feature game three mornings in a row.

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