Brad Gushue has done something he hadn’t done since 2007.
His Newfoundland/Labrador rink advanced to the final at the Brier of by knocking off the previously undefeated Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario 7-6 in 11 ends.
With the win in the 1 v 2 game, Gushue moves straight through to tomorrow night’s final, his second career finals appearance. Gushue is now 3-11 all-time in the playoffs at the Brier.
For Jacobs the loss means he will play in tonight’s semifinal at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of the 3 v 4 game. That pits Alberta’s Kevin Koe against Manitoba’s Mike McEwen starting at 1:30 p.m.