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Curling Legends Podcast: Episode 73 - Don Aitken

Don Aitken misses corn brooms. With two players pounding in unison, the sound and rhythm was a thing of beauty.

In the 1970s, Don Aitken practiced on linoleum during summer months and by winter, helped sweep up purple hearts, winning the Quebec provincial title–first with skip Bill Kent, and later Jim Ursel. His Brier championship victory came with Ursel, Art Lobel and Brian Ross, as the team captured Quebec’s first Brier crown in their home city of Montreal in 1977.

The Hall of Famer shares stories from early junior success and discovering the drag effect way back in the 1960s, up to his final Brier appearances as a skip in the early 1980s.