Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant wants to leave Gushue team as a world champion. Rink will represent Canada in Las Vegas, April 2-10 (SaltWire)

(By Dave Stewart)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant said he’s hoping to end an eight-year run with the Brad Gushue rink as a world champion.

Gallant, who is leaving the team at the end of the season and then getting married this summer, will be moving to Alberta to join the Brendan Bottcher rink for next season. On March 28, he joined the members of the Gushue rink to take part in a Zoom media availability ahead of the 2022 LGT World Men’s Curling Championship, April 2-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brett Gallant concentrates as he throws a rock during the Tim Hortons Brier earlier this month in Lethbridge, Alta. The Charlottetown native, who throws second stone with the Brad Gushue rink, will be playing in the 2022 LGT World Men’s Curling Championship, April 2-10, in Las Vegas, Nev. – Michael Burns • Curling Canada


“We’re just excited to be representing Canada at the world championship,” Gallant, who throws second stones, told SaltWire Network when asked to sum up his time with Team Gushue.

“I’m looking at this as an opportunity to take a couple of more steps up the podium than we did in Beijing.”

Gallant is referring to not playing in the gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games in February. The Gushue rink won the bronze medal.

The Charlottetown curler said he’s had some of his best experiences in the game playing in Newfoundland and Labrador, pointing to winning the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s as his most memorable moment.

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