Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Conversations with the players and storytellers who shaped Curling in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Subscribe to the Curling Legends Podcast email list to receive updates during the curling season and be reminded when new shows are released.

You can also listen on iTunes or Stitcher or use other podcast apps such as Downcast or Pocket Casts on your mobile phone. You can also listen on GooglePlay, iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio.

If you are a curler from years ago and want to share a story from your era, please email me at contact@curlinglegends.ca

Jan 26, 2018

Bob Cole is more than the iconic play-by-play announcer for Hockey Night in Canada.  As a young broadcaster in St. John's, Newfoundland, Bob was introduced to curling and immediately became hooked.  Despite his late start to the sport, regular practice led to early success with a trip to the Canadian Mixed in 1965, only the second time it was contested.  Bob improved his game and eventually landed at skip, leading his team to the 1971 Brier in Quebec City.  Afterwards, he recruited a youngster originally hailing from Nova Scotia named Jack MacDuff.  He and Jack reached the Canadian Mixed but lost the provincial finals in 1973.  They split before Bob returned to the 1975 Brier in Fredericton, NB. Jack returned with his own team to Regina the following year, shocking everyone with the first ever Brier victory for Newfoundland. Bob takes us through those Brier experiences and shares his love for the game.  We discuss how great skips have the ability to control their nerves and Bob recalls a shot from decades ago that he'll never forget.