The expanded and enhanced digital version of our March issue was released to subscribers today, and there are mucho goodies to consume, including:
• Great journalism from award-winning Brier columnist Kevin Palmer
• Sam Corea‘s very cool story about a Syrian refugee’s first time on the ice
• Another stellar “how-to” guide to curling facility management from Mark Inglis
• The tale of curling development in Tempe, Arizona
• More from Warren Hansen on the Brier’s future
• A rebuttal to Warren’s position, from B.C.’s Andrew Komlodi
• Brier memories from a grizzled veteran (Randy Ferbey) and a youthful scribe (Andrew Denny)
And more, including Brier previews from our star-studded panel of experts… Hall of Fame media guru Terry Jones, Two-time Brier champion Craig Savill, the new Canadian women’s champion skip Chelsea Carey, Brier champion Mark Dacey and world champion and Olympic finalist Håvard Vad Petersson of Norway.
And… here now, as a Blog Bonus, we present an additional round of Brier predictions from none other than Sherry Middaugh, whose injured husband Wayne is still with Team Glenn Howard at the Ottawa Brier, albeit now as team coach.
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Sherry’s 2016 Brier Picks
This has to be the best Brier field ever!!!
1. Ontario – For obvious reasons and they have Scotty Bowman behind the bench
2. Alberta – If they get indecisive they may run out of time in a game or two, other than that we should see them post-round robin
3. Newfoundland – Having a great year but is Brad suffering from post-concussive trauma? Harrrd… whoa….. maybe?
4. Manitoba – Finally at the Brier, now it’s time to show they belong
5. Northern Ontario – Not a great year just yet but it can all be turned around with one good week
6. Team Canada – Always cheer for Team SK, but they maxed out last year, enjoy your week
7. Sask – Dark horse. They can beat anyone, just not sure they can do it for the entire week with this amazing field
8. B.C. – An even darker horse. Normally cheer for the nicest guy in event but Crusher (Adam Spencer) is now that person.
9. PEI – Boys from the Island have some close games but the skipper can’t pull out the magic every game. Two certainties are that Robbie has a great time in the Patch and Dave is in the running for the Ross Harstone Award
10. Québec – Sorry I’m not bilingual or I would rate them higher… in French
11. NWT – Make it out of relegation and everyone is cheering for them to do well… but not much left in the tank
12. New Brunswick – Off to relegation, sorry boys