Cotter will be heading to his home town of Kamloops as the reigning B.C.
champion for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier.
Cotter's team, with Olympic champion John Morris calling the shots, and
Kelowna residents Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky rounding out the
team, were crowned B.C. champions after a decisive victory over Team
Montgomery this evening (Sunday, February 9).
"Going to a Brier in my home town is going to be a phenomenal feeling. I
still have a lot of friends and family there and I am really looking
forward to it," said Cotter.
The game ended 12-2 after eight ends. Morris and Cotter were in control
from the start, opening with three points. It was then up to Jason
Montgomery and his team of Jody Epp, throwing fourth rocks, Miles Craig
and Will Duggan to catch up. But it was not to be. The team from
Victoria were never able to take control of the game and their fate was
sealed in the seventh end, when Team Morris secured a four-ender,
putting the score at 10-2.
The game followed a thrilling semi-finals on Saturday that saw
Montgomery's rink just edge out 2009 BC champion Brent Pierce on the
last rock of the 10th end.
This will be the fourth trip to the Brier for Cotter, who grew up in
Kamloops but now lives in Vernon. It will also be the fourth trip to the
Brier for Sawatsky and the second trip to the Brier for Griffith.
Skip Morris, who joined the rink as skip at the start of the season, is
himself no stranger to the Brier, with six purple hearts to his name,
but this is the first time Morris will represent B.C.
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