Con Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun

Con Griwkowsky is a copy editor/reporter with the Edmonton Sun. He has covered various beats, including back-up reporter on the Edmonton Oilers during their glory years, amateur sports, Edmonton Trappers, triple A baseball, and nearly eight seasons of Edmonton Eskimos. He has been the curling writer since 1986. Currently, he covers the Edmonton MMA scene and backs up the Eskimos beat.


Newfoundland skip Brad Gushue delivers a rock during the Brier at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., March 6, 2013. (CODIE McLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

Brier about to get rocky for Brad Gushue

Let the jockeying begin. Now that the early part of the Tim Hortons Brier is done, teams are trying to find their stride as the finish line draws near.

Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs (centre) tells teammates Ryan Harnden (left) and E.J. Harnden to sweep during play against Alberta at the Brier in Edmonton, Alta., March 4, 2013. (ANDY CLARK/Reuters)

Ontario teams cruising along at Brier

There must be something in that Ontario water. You can understand Glenn Howard finishing his day at the Tim Hortons Brier with a 4-0 record. Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie is another matter.

Canada skip Glenn Howard delivers his stone during play against Scotland in the gold medal game at the World Men's Curling Championship 2012 in Basel on April 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

Howard cements legacy with world title

Four decades. Four titles. Glenn Howard established himself as one of Canada's all-time great skips with another gold-medal performance at the world curling championship.

Heather Nedohin reacts after scoring during Canada's bronze medal game against South Korea at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., on Sunday, March 25, 2012. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

Nedohin proud of bronze medal

The glitter of the medal may have been different than what she came here for, but at least Heather Nedohin goes home a winner.

Canada skip Heather Nedohin (centre) watches the line of her shot as teammates Jessica Mair (left) and Laine Peters sweep during their tiebreaker game against the U.S. at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., March 23, 2012. (ANDY CLARK/Reuters)

Nedohin breaks into playoffs

Heather Nedohin delivered on her promise. After losing twice Thursday to end the round-robin portion of the world women's curling championship, Nedohin was quick to take the rap.

Canada skip Heather Nedohin reacts after missing a shot during their game against Italy at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., March 22, 2012. (ANDY CLARK/Reuters)

Canadian rink headed for tiebreaker

It seems there's no sense doing things the easy way. Entering the last day of round-robin play at the women's world curling championship, Heather Nedohin knew her Canadian team would be in the mix for a playoff spot.

Canada skip Heather Nedohin (centre) watches the line of a rock as South Korea skip Ji-Sun Kim watches from behind during their game at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., March 21, 2012. (ANDY CLARK/Reuters)

Regular lineup sparks Canadian curlers

There's something to be said about getting the old gang back together. A sense of familiarity and predictability. Playing in the comfort zone.