Jan 16, 2017
Rod Hunter now resides in Viking, Alberta, made famous for a
local family with six brothers who all played in the NHL.
Rod, AKA "The Arrow", found his curling fame in Manitoba, where he
qualified for the Brier 4 times from 1970 to 1975, winning twice as
vice for Don Duguid. That same Duguid rink also captured
back-to-back Air Canada Silver Broom World Championships in 1970
and '71, going undefeated in 17 straight games. Rod will
share his experiences from those events, the near misses in other
seasons, explain why he originally changed from a tuck slide to
flat foot and reveal the origins of the Bauer curling shoe.
You'll hear how that Duguid championship run nearly never
happened, the reason they stopped at their peak, and how they
reunited for the 100th MCA (World's Largest) Bonspiel in
1988. After our talk, the microphone kept running and we
captured a few extra stories at the end of the show, including
Rod's memories of Warren Hansen, Ken Watson, the Richardsons, the
other trophy awarded at the Silver Broom, "Soupy" Campbell and a
great version of the "Orest meets Ernie" story from 1963.
Next Episode: Paul Gowsell