Gushue beats Koe to win Champions Cup on Grand Slam of Curling circuit

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OLDS, Alta. — Brad Gushue capped a memorable season in style Sunday by beating Kevin Koe 8-5 to win the Champions Cup at the Olds Sportsplex.

It was the final competition for Gushue's team with second Brett Gallant in the lineup. He will join Brendan Bottcher's team next season.

Gushue, third Mark Nichols, Gallant and lead Geoff Walker won Canada's Olympic trials last November, took bronze at the Beijing Games in February, won the Tim Hortons Brier in March and took silver at the world championship last month.

On Sunday, the St. John's-based team took control against Koe with a steal of three in the fourth end. Koe, from Calgary, conceded in the seventh end.

And in the women's final, Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., defeated South Korea's Eun-Ji Gim 10-6 to capture her fourth career Grand Slam of Curling title.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2022.

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