According to the Canadian Press, Brad Jacobs' team from Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario will represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in men's curling. On Sunday, Jacobs defeated John Morris of Kelowna, British Columbia by a score of 7-4. at the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Winnipeg. Jacobs will be joined in Sochi by his third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden.
Jacobs was in complete control in the match, starting in the first end when Morris's second Tyrel Griffith flashed on a stone. The Jacobs squad picked up an early deuce after the mistake. Then with the game tied at three points each in the sixth end, Jacobs picked up a key deuce to take complete control.
Jacobs's team will go to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi trying to win Canada's third consecutive gold medal in men's curling, following Brad Gushue of St. John's, Newfoundland in 2006 and Kevin Martin of Edmonton in 2010. Their first game will be Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time against a qualifier still to be determined.
On Saturday, the Canadian Curling Association announced the four curlers who will represent Canada in curling at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. They are skip Jim Armstrong of Victoria, British Columbia, third Dennis Thiessen of Crystal City, Manitoba, second Ina Forrest and lead Sonja Gaudet, each of Vernon, British Columbia.