Montague’s Ryan Lowery to make second Brier appearance in Alberta (Eastern Graphic)

(by Josh Lewis)

Ryan Lowery’s first trip to the Brier took place in a Covid bubble. This time around, there will be fans in the stands in Lethbridge, Alberta.

That will include the Montague curler’s parents, Nancy Murphy and Craig Gordon.

“I think it’ll be quite a different atmosphere. We all experienced it in juniors, but nothing like the Brier where they can almost fill an arena,” he said. “It’ll be quite a learning curve for us to filter out the noise.”

Ryan Lowery

Ryan Lowery of Montague, left, sweeps a rock during last year’s Brier. The 21-year-old is returning this year as the lead on a PEI team skipped by Tyler Smith, seen here in the house. The 2022 Brier will be played in Lethbridge, Alberta March 4-13.  Michael Burns/Curling Canada photo

Lowery, 21, will play lead for Team PEI again at this year’s national championship, but with two new teammates.

The rink is skipped by Tyler Smith, Lowery’s longtime junior teammate, who played third on last year’s team skipped by Eddie MacKenzie. 

New to the team are import third Adam Cocks of Nova Scotia and second Ed White of Summerside. Chris Gallant, brother of Olympic bronze medallist Brett Gallant, is the fifth.

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