Pat Simmons Leads Team Canada into the 2015 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, Live on TSN Beginning This Saturday

— March 26, 2015

– TSN’s exclusive live coverage includes Team Canada draws each day of the tournament, plus the playoffs and Gold Medal Game –
– Simmons looks to capture Team Canada’s first FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP title since 2012 –

TORONTO (March 26, 2015) – After a remarkable performance at the 2015 TIM HORTONS BRIER that saw Team Canada’s Pat Simmons take over skip duties from teammate John Morris, the Canadian champions compete against the world’s top men’s curling teams at the 2015 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, live on TSN from Halifax. The network’s exclusive live coverage of the tournament begins this Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET with Team Canada’s opening draw against Team USA (see below for broadcast schedule). TSN showcases Team Canada on each day of the tournament’s opening round, and also delivers the Page Playoffs, Semifinal, Bronze Medal Game, and Gold Medal Game (see broadcast schedule below). In addition, French-language coverage of the 2015 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP is available on RDS and RDS2. Team Canada is represented by Simmons’ BRIER champion team, including third John Morris, second Carter Rycroft, and lead Nolan Thiessen. A two-time BRIER champion, Simmons looks to capture Team Canada’s first FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP title since 2012, when it was won by Glenn Howard. TSN’s esteemed broadcast team of Vic Rauter and two-time Brier champion and Olympic gold medallist Russ Howard will be in the booth in Halifax to deliver the call from the 2015 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP. They are joined by guest analyst and Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. Curling on TSN Each year, TSN brings Canadians more than 300 hours of live action from Season of Champions curling events, including exclusive coverage of the 2015 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament Of Hearts, Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, World Women’s Curling Championship, and M&M Canadian Juniors. TSN’s complete 2015 curling broadcast schedule is listed on TSN.ca. Broadcast Schedule* Saturday, March 28
  • Canada vs. USA @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN5
Sunday, March 29
  • Canada vs. China @ 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
  • Canada vs. Sweden @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 (joined in progress at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4)
Monday, March 30
  • Canada vs. Czech Republic @ 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. Russia @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Tuesday, March 31
  • Canada vs. Japan @ 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. Norway @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Wednesday, April 1
  • Canada vs. Switzerland @ 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. Scotland @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Thursday, April 2
  • Canada vs. Finland @ 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. Italy @ 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Friday, April 3
  • Tiebreaker @ 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Page Playoff 1 vs. 2 @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Saturday, April 4
  • Page Playoff 3 vs. 4 @ 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
  • Semifinal @ 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, April 5
  • Bronze Medal Game @ 9 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Gold Medal Game @ 3 p.m. ET on TSN
*Schedule subject to change  

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