St. John’s Hosts Highly Successful Tim Hortons Brier

The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada’s national men’s curling championship, was held from March 4–12, 2017 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

This marks the second time the Brier has been hosted in St. John’s, the first being the 1972 Macdonald Brier.

Newfoundland and Labrador won the Brier 7-6 in the final against Canada, giving skip Brad Gushue his first Brier title. With the win, the Gushue rink earned the right to represent Canada at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship to be held from April 1–9, 2017 at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. They will also represent Canada at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina, Saskatchewan and will take home $225,000 for the victory. The bronze medal was won by Manitoba.

The total attendance for the event was 122,592, up from the 115,047 that attended the previous year’s Brier held in Ottawa, Ontario and was the 20th largest in the event’s history. The attendance for the final was 6,471.