TSN Delivers Expanded Multi-Sheet Coverage of the 2016 TIM HORTONS BRIER Featuring Canada’s Top Men's Curlers, Live on TSN March 5-13
– TSN features 100+ hours of exclusive live coverage from the Canadian men’s curling championship, beginning with Draw #1 on Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN –
– The 2016 TIM HORTONS BRIER features a decorated field, with 16 previous champions competing in the tournament – one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN –
TORONTO (March 3, 2016) – With a decorated field of competitors that includes 16 previous champions and 30 collective titles, the TIM HORTONS BRIER makes its return to Canada’s capital this weekend. TSN delivers expanded multi-sheet coverage of the Canadian men’s curling championship, one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN.
With multiple feature draws airing at the same time throughout the preliminary round, TSN delivers more than 100 hours of live TIM HORTONS BRIER coverage across its five national feeds. The action begins with Draw #1 on Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET and culminates with the Final on Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET (see below for complete broadcast schedule).
TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team calls the action live from Ottawa’s TD Place Arena. The team is led by Canada’s iconic curling voice Vic Rauter, two-time TIM HORTONS BRIER champion and Olympic gold medallist Russ Howard, and Olympic medallist Cheryl Bernard. TSN’s Bryan Mudryk also calls morning draws alongside three-time Scotties winner Cathy Gauthier, and afternoon and evening draws alongside four-time TIM HORTONS BRIER champion David Nedohin.
2016 TIM HORTONS BRIER Field Preview (via TSN.ca)
The field for the 2016 TIM HORTONS BRIER is arguably the most decorated and talented in the history of the event. Pat Simmons and his Calgary rink return as Team Canada in search of their third straight national title (and second with John Morris), but will be opposed by some of the world’s best rinks.
Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs (BRIER, Olympic champion), Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue (Olympic champion, 2015-16 money leader), Kevin Koe of Alberta (two-time BRIER champion), Ontario’s Glenn Howard (four-time BRIER winner, four-time world champion), and Québec’s Jean-Michel Ménard (BRIER champion) will compete at TD Place Arena. Not to mention Mike McEwen of Manitoba making his first appearance in the tournament, as well as solid rinks led by Saskatchewan’s Steve Laycock and British Columbia’s Jim Cotter, who are also playing for the right to represent Canada at the world championships.
Following the TIM HORTONS BRIER, TSN heads to Swift Current, Sask. to deliver exclusive live coverage of the 2016 FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, running March 19-27, 2016 at the Credit Union i-Plex.
Curling on TSN
As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts close to 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, WFG CONTINENTAL CUP, and CANADIAN JUNIORS.
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2016 TIM HORTONS BRIER is as follows*:
Saturday, March 5
- Draw #1 NL vs. MB at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
- Draw #1 ON vs. AB at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN4
- Draw #2 NO vs. SK at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
- Draw #2 PE vs. BC at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Sunday, March 6
- Draw # 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #4 at 2:00 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5
- Draw #5 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Monday, March 7
- Draw #6 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5
Tuesday, March 8
- Draw #8 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #9 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
- Draw #10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Wednesday, March 9
- Draw #11 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #12 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Thursday, March 10
- Draw #14 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN
- Draw #15 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
- Draw #16 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Friday, March 11
- Draw #17 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN
- Tiebreaker at 2:30 p.m. ET (if necessary) on TSN
- Page Playoff 1 vs. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Saturday, March 12
- Page Playoff 3 vs. 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN
- Semifinal at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, March 13
- Bronze Medal at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
- Final at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
*Schedule subject to change