ANGUS CELEBRATES CURLING GOLD: Northern Ontario Rink Scores for Canada

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Charlie Angus says Canada's gold medal win in men’s curling has special meaning for Northern Ontario's curling community. The team from Sault Ste Marie beat Great Britain 9-3 in 8 ends this morning for the gold medal.


Angus says everyone took moments out of their work day to catch the excitement.


"All Canadians are celebrating this victory but it has special meaning for fans in Northern Ontario. Their spectacular win will resonate in curling rinks all across the north. When it came time to go hard, the Northern Ontario rink came through big time."


Brad Jacobs and his rink have had a tremendous year winning the Canadian Championship last year, then taking silver in the World Curling Championships, winning the Canadian Olympic trials and now the gold medal at the Olympics.


When we think of great northern Ontario curling teams, the names Jacobs, Fry and Harnden will be mentioned along the likes of Hackner, Tetley, Lang and Houston.”


Angus says from the McIntyre to the Kirkland Lake Curling Club, kids will be emulating this team when they hit the ice next time.