Forty-five years later, and the competitive juices are still flowing. Glenn Howard, who has been curling since 1972, is in Huntsville this week to defend his Tankard championship. He skips for Team Howard, which is also made up of Third Adam Spencer, Second David Mather, and Lead Scott Howard, Glenn’s son.

Howard says he very excited to play in the provincial championships.

 

Howard says over the years many things have changed in the sport of curling.

 

He says he’s proud of the fact that they’re innovative and making the game better, and it’s really cool to be part of the changes over the years.

When it comes to advice for young curlers, Howard simply says “just keep playing”.

 

Draw one gets underway at 2:30pm with opening ceremonies at 6:30 tonight, and Draw Two beginning at 7:30pm. It’s all happening at the Canada Summit Centre.

The 2018 men’s Tankard has the best curlers in Ontario compete against one another, with the winning team moving on to represent Team Ontario at the 2018 Brier, which is next month in Saskatchewan. The winning team at the Brier will represent Team Canada at the world championships.

 

Wednesday’s 2018 Tankard schedule.