Bound for Beijing ft. Joan McCusker 

Team Gushue and Team Jones are your Canadian Olympic reps and the guys discuss the thrilling week at the trials. Warren wraps up the European Championships with Scotland sweeping gold in both men’s and women’s play and the surprise of Switzerland missing the final four. 

The trials are also the focus of our Hot Rock Topic as the U.S. uses a best-of-three final to determine the champions. Should Canada follow suit? Warren explains why it wouldn’t work north of the border. The boys also look at if a draw to the button covering the pin should be worth two points in our Mailbag segment and Warren shares the history of the “Manitoba tuck” slide in Storytime (58:00). 

Joan McCusker is our guest (27:00) to talk about winning Olympic gold in 1998, what it takes to prepare for the “roller-coaster” of the Winter Games, the importance of an inner circle support group, how Canadians can compete with full-time international teams, and her friendship on and off the ice with skip Sandra Schmirler. McCusker also shares how she transitioned into broadcasting, coaching Team Scheidegger, plus the key to working with Kevin in the booth. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Team Gushue and Team Jones are your Canadian Olympic reps and the guys discuss the thrilling week at the trials. Warren wraps up the European Championships with Scotland sweeping gold in both men’s and women’s play and the surprise of Switzerland missing the final four. 

The trials are also the focus of our Hot Rock Topic as the U.S. uses a best-of-three final to determine the champions. Should Canada follow suit? Warren explains why it wouldn’t work north of the border. The boys also look at if a draw to the button covering the pin should be worth two points in our Mailbag segment and Warren shares the history of the “Manitoba tuck” slide in Storytime (58:00). 

Joan McCusker is our guest (27:00) to talk about winning Olympic gold in 1998, what it takes to prepare for the “roller-coaster” of the Winter Games, the importance of an inner circle support group, how Canadians can compete with full-time international teams, and her friendship on and off the ice with skip Sandra Schmirler. McCusker also shares how she transitioned into broadcasting, coaching Team Scheidegger, plus the key to working with Kevin in the booth. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.