2014 Brier photo gallery – Finals

Daily updates from the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier

Finals – Gold medal game

Trista Ellis of Gravenhurst, Ont. made it through all the rounds of qualifying to be the last contestant in the Capital One Million Dollar Button Contest. She didn’t win the million, but she did take home a cheque for $10,000 for putting one rock into the house, stopping it at the top of the 12-foot.     Mike Davies/The Omega

Trista Ellis of Gravenhurst, Ont. made it through all the rounds of qualifying to be the last contestant in the Capital One Million Dollar Button Contest. She didn’t win the million, but she did take home a cheque for $10,000 for putting one rock into the house, stopping it at the top of the 12-foot. Mike Davies/The Omega

Yes – there are always bagpipes at curling bonspiels, and the Brier is certainly no exception.   Mike Davies/The Omega

Yes – there are always bagpipes at curling bonspiels, and the Brier is certainly no exception. Mike Davies/The Omega

The Brier Tankard, the trophy presented to the winning team at each championship tournament is delivered in traditional fashion to the ice surface during the seventh end break.    Mike Davies/The Omega

The Brier Tankard, the trophy presented to the winning team at each championship tournament is delivered in traditional fashion to the ice surface during the seventh end break. Mike Davies/The Omega

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Brier champions, Team Alberta, skipped by Kevin Koe.  The rink will now head to Bejing, China to represent Canada at the 2014 World Championship, as well as gaining the honour of being Team Canada at the 2014 Canada Cup in Camrose , Alta and the 2015 World Financial Group Continental Cup next January in Calgary.  Mike Davies/The Omega

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Brier champions, Team Alberta, skipped by Kevin Koe. The rink will now head to Bejing, China to represent Canada at the 2014 World Championship, as well as gain the honour of being Team Canada at the 2014 Canada Cup in Camrose , Alta and the 2015 World Financial Group Continental Cup next January in Calgary. Mike Davies/The Omega

An elated and exhausted Team Alberta celebrates their 2014 Brier Championship title.  Mike Davies/The Omega

An elated and exhausted Team Alberta celebrates their 2014 Brier Championship title. Mike Davies/The Omega

 

Finals – Bronze medal game

 

Quebec Skip Jean-Michel Ménard can only watch as Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton racks up points early to take an 8-1 lead in Sunday’s bronze medal match. Québec would make a game of it late, with two points in each of the seventh and eighth ends, but the early defecit was too much to overcome as the Stoughton rink held on for a 9-5 win. Mike Davies/The Omega

Quebec Skip Jean-Michel Ménard can only watch as Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton racks up points early to take an 8-1 lead in Sunday’s bronze medal match. Québec would make a game of it late, with two points in each of the seventh and eighth ends, but the early defecit was too much to overcome as the Stoughton rink held on for a 9-5 win. Mike Davies/The Omega

Mike Davies/The Omega

Mike Davies/The Omega

 

Playoffs, day two

Team Alberta stands ready before Saturday's semifinal against Quebec. Sean Brady/The Omega

Team Alberta stands ready before Saturday’s semifinal against Quebec. Sean Brady/The Omega

Skip Kevin Koe led the Alberta rink to victory in Saturday night's semifinal game, with an 11-end 9-8 win over Quebec. Sean Brady/The Omega

Skip Kevin Koe led the Alberta rink to victory in Saturday night’s semifinal game, with an 11-end 9-8 win over Quebec. Sean Brady/The Omega

Quebec finished round robin play with a 7-4 record.  B.C., Manitoba and Alberta held 9-2 records. Sean Brady/The Omega

Quebec finished round robin play with a 7-4 record. B.C., Manitoba and Alberta held 9-2 records. Sean Brady/The Omega

Alberta skip Kevin Koe finished round robin play with a cumulative shot percentage of 85, 2 per cent off tournament leader and B.C. third Jim Cotter (throwing skip stones). Sean Brady/The Omega

Alberta skip Kevin Koe finished round robin play with a cumulative shot percentage of 85, 2 per cent off tournament leader and B.C. third Jim Cotter (throwing skip stones). Sean Brady/The Omega

Quebec will play Manitoba in Sunday's bronze medal match. Sean Brady/The Omega

Quebec will play Manitoba in Sunday’s bronze medal match. Sean Brady/The Omega

 

Playoffs, day one

B.C.’s John Morris and Jim Cotter look on as team Alberta fill the house on the ice surface during the third end of Friday night’s playoff match in front of a full house at the Interior Savings Centre. Mike Davies/The Omega

B.C.’s John Morris and Jim Cotter look on as team Alberta fill the house on the ice surface during the third end of Friday night’s playoff match in front of a full house at the Interior Savings Centre. Mike Davies/The Omega

Skip John Morris congratulates Jim Cotter after Cotter clears the house of all of Alberta’s stones at the end of the third end, forcing Kevin Koe of Alberta to draw for a single against three B.C. stones. Mike Davies/The Omega

Skip John Morris congratulates Jim Cotter after Cotter clears the house of all of Alberta’s stones at the end of the third end, forcing Kevin Koe of Alberta to draw for a single against three B.C. stones. Mike Davies/The Omega

Morris and Cotter talk strategy while Team Koe out of Alberta does its thing in the second end of Friday night’s playoff match. The B.C. rink won the match 9-5 after getting way ahead early thanks to a steal in the second end and a big three-point end in the fourth. Mike Davies/The Omega

Morris and Cotter talk strategy while Team Koe out of Alberta does its thing in the second end of Friday night’s playoff match. The B.C. rink won the match 9-5 after getting way ahead early thanks to a steal in the second end and a big three-point end in the fourth. Mike Davies/The Omega

Fans of Team Alberta (Koe) left disappointed after the first playoff match of the 2014 Brier on Friday, March 7 against Team B.C. (Morris), but they sure enjoyed themselves while they were there. Mike Davies/The Omega

Fans of Team Alberta (Koe) left disappointed after the first playoff match of the 2014 Brier on Friday, March 7 against Team B.C. (Morris), but they sure enjoyed themselves while they were there. Mike Davies/The Omega

Presented without comment. Mike Davies/The Omega

Presented without comment. Mike Davies/The Omega