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Brad Gushue set to advance to the next stage of the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier

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Just shy of his 40th birthday, curler Brad Gushue is no stranger to Canada’s top men’s event, the Brier.

Representing Newfoundland-Labrador, the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier is his 18th appearance at the national championship.

Following a big win against Northern Ontario Monday night, his team’s Tuesday morning game was a straightforward affair.

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Squaring off against Nunavut’s Jake Higgs squad, Gushue’s foursome cruised to a 7-2 win.

With a 4-1 record, Gushue is off to a promising start to advance past the Brier’s round robin.

Despite the good start that has Gushue’s team sitting in second in the B pool, he says it’s anybody’s Brier to win.

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“The top five or six teams this week, it really is a coin toss on essentially who’s playing good,” he said.

The 2017 and 2018 Brier champion faces Prince Edward Island and Quebec on Wednesday.

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Gushue faces PEI in the morning and while the Newfoundland squad is favoured, Gushue says Bryan Cochrane’s P.E.I. is a competetive team that he takes seriously.

“They have a really good feel game so we’re going to have to make sure our rock positioning is solid and where it should be and I think that’s the strength of our team.”

The game against Prince Edward Island gets underway at 9 a.m.

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