John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith and Catlin Schneider won the men’s A-side qualifying game of the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials.
Morris and his Vernon teammates defeated Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher 4-3 in Summerside, P.E.I., qualifying for December’s Olympic trials in Ottawa
With the victory, Morris, Cotter, Schneider, Griffith and Coach Jody Epp have booked their tickets for the 2017 Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, beginning Dec. 2 in Ottawa
This has a special meaning to John Morris as that’s the city where he grew up.
Four years ago, Morris, Jim Cotter and Tyrel Griffith went to through the Pre-Trials to qualify for the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg.
They made it all the way to the final before losing to eventual Olympic gold-medallist Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.