Nunavut's Jake Higgs guides his team to territory's first-ever win at Brier

LONDON, Ont. — Nunavut has its first-ever victory at the Canadian men's curling championship.

Skip Jake Higgs guided his team to a 7-4 win over Nathan Young of Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.

The territory was winless in 38 all-time appearances at the Tim Hortons Brier entering the afternoon draw at Budweiser Gardens.

Higgs stole a single point in the ninth end when Young was heavy with a draw. He iced the win when Young missed a double-takeout attempt in the 10th.

Nunavut made its first appearance at the Brier in 2018.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2023.

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Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press