Posted at 12:06 am on March 6, 2013
The two Ontario teams went head-to-head during the evening draw at the Tim Hortons Brier. Both teams were leading the pack with impressive records, but this game was never close. Howard jumped out to an early lead and steam rolled his way to an 8-2 victory.
Howard’s Ontario foursome started the game strong. Having the hammer in the first end, they capitalized big time, scoring a huge three points. Northern Ontario were forced to take a single point in the next end before surrendering a string of steals.
Northern Ontario suffered a heartbreaking moment in the fifth end when the sweepers burnt Jacob’s final stone. The attempted draw had to be removed from play, giving their opponents a steal of two.
By the time we reached the 7th end, Howard’s crew was enjoying a comfortable 8-1 lead. Jacobs managed on to pick up one more point before shaking hands. The Norther Ontario team left the ice looking dejected and frustrated. There were also signs of conflict between team members, possibly resulting from the burnt rock in the 5th. With some
Howard, on the other hand, is flying high. The veteran skip now joins Brad Gushue‘s Newfoundland team at 6-0.