News The Jacobs rink wins Northern Ontario curling berth SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Monday, Feb. 12th, 2018 Posting Provided The Jacob curling rink from Sault Ste. Marie will represent Northern Ontario at the Briar. The 2018 Travelers Men’s NOCA Provincials, the “‘provincial'” men’s curling championship of Northern Ontario, was held this past weekend at the NEMI Rec Centre in Little Current on Manitoulin Island. Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E. J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden will represent Northern Ontario at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina, Saskatchewan. Jacobs is the current men’s Olympic champion skip, having led Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He is also the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier championship skip and the 2013 World Championship runner-up. With this win, Jacobs is now an eight-time Northern Ontario provincial champion.