Four-time Canadian and world champion curler Glenn Howard retires

Glenn Howard announced his retirement from competitive curling on Tuesday, ending a career that included four world titles and four Canadian championships.

The 61-year-old from Midland, Ont., cited a nagging injury to his left knee as the reason for his retirement in a social media post.

Howard won his first Brier title in 1987 as third on an Ontario team skipped by his brother Russ. That squad went on to win that year's men's world championship in Vancouver.

The Howards, with Russ as skip, teamed up again for another sweep of Canadian and world titles in 1993 on a team that included future star skip Wayne Middaugh.

Glenn Howard took over as skip of his own team in 2000. He won his first Brier as a skip in 2007, leading a team that included Richard Hart, Brent Laing and Craig Savill. They went on to win that year's world title in Edmonton.

Howard completed his last title sweep in 2012, winning the Canadian title in Saskatoon and the world crown in Basel, Switzerland.

He also posted 14 wins on the Grand Slam tour, with the last one coming at the 2013 Masters.

His son Scott had been part of his team since the 2015-16 season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2024.

The Canadian Press