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Conversations with the players and storytellers who shaped Curling from the 1940's to the modern era. 

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Apr 18, 2019

Harvey Mazinke influenced curling as a player and a builder.  Growing up in Manitoba, Harvey reached the Brier in 1964 with Bruce Hudson, but moved to Saskatchewan a few years later.  Eventually he built a team of Billy Martin at third, George Achtymichuk at second and Dan Klippenstein at lead.  In 1973 they broke through to win the Brier in Edmonton.  The reward was a return trip home to Regina for the World's where an unbeaten record was spoiled by a loss to Sweden in the final game.  In Part 1 of our conversation, Harvey talks about that championship game and how an alarm clock may have changed the outcome.  He explains his role as the first player representative for the CCA and shares details of the change in Brier sponsorship from Macdonald Tobacco to the Labatt Brewing Company in 1980. Harvey also gives new insight on why Brier stones during the 1970s were such a dilemma.