Battle of the best curlers at Tim Hortons Brier on TSN

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3/1/2013 11:50:17 AM
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From reigning World Champion Glenn Howard to hometown favourite Kevin Martin, Canada's men's curling royalty sweep into Edmonton, AB for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier airing March 2-10 live on TSN. In total, Canada's Sports Leader delivers 65+ hours of exclusive live coverage from Draw 1 tomorrow (Saturday, March 2) at 3:30 p.m. ET to the Final on Sunday, March 10 at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt.

All draws can be seen live on TSN Mobile TV. In addition, French-language coverage of the Brier is available on RDS2, with the Bronze Medal draw airing on RDS.

Leading up to the opening draw, TSN tees up the tournament for fans during the 30-minute Tim Hortons Brier Preview Show tomorrow at 3pm et/Noon pt.

Calling the action from Rexall Place in Edmonton is the esteemed broadcast team of Vic Rauter, Olympic gold medallist Linda Moore, and two-time Brier champion and Olympic gold medallist, Russ Howard, as well as TSN curling analyst Bryan Mudryk and three-time Scotties winner Cathy Gauthier.

This year's line-up features defending World Champion and four-time BRIER champion Glenn Howard (Team Ontario) who is making his 15th Brier appearance. 2011 World Champion Jeff Stoughton (Team Manitoba) returns to the national championship after being defeated in last year's provincial championship. Kevin Martin (Team Alberta) also makes a comeback after defeating last year's BRIER silver medallist, Kevin Koe, in the provincials. Rounding out the field are Andrew Bilesky (Team British Columbia); Paul Flemming (Team Nova Scotia); James Grattan (Team New Brunswick); Brad Gushue (Team Newfoundland & Labrador); Brad Jacobs (Team Northern Ontario); Jamie Koe (Team Northwest Territories/Yukon); Eddie MacKenzie (Team Prince Edward Island); Jean-Michel Ménard (Team Quebec); and Brock Virtue (Team Saskatchewan). 

Fans can visit the TSN Digital platforms for all the latest scores, news, video highlights, on-demand coverage and tweets from the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier. Fans can also join the conversation by visiting, following @TSNCurling, @TSNVicRauter and @BryanMudryk, and by using the hashtags #Brier and #TSN on Twitter. 

The 2013 Tim Hortons Brier is part of TSN's robust schedule of the biggest and best curling events each year, including exclusive live coverage of all of the marquee tournaments from the Season of Champions calendar. 

TSN's broadcast schedule for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier is as follows:

Saturday, March 2
Draw 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 3
Draw 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Draw 4 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Monday, March 4
Draw 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, March 5
Draw 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, March 6
Draw 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, March 7
Draw 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Draw 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, March 8
Draw 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Draw 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Draw 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 9
Tie-Breaker(s) (if required) at 10:30 a.m. ET
Page Playoff (3 vs. 4) at 3:30 p.m. ET
Page Playoff (1 vs. 2) at 8:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 10
Semifinal at 10 a.m. ET
Bronze Medal at 3:30 p.m. ET (
Final at 8:30 p.m. ET

Glenn Howard (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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