Reigning Olympic champion Brad Jacobs is returning to the Tim Hortons Brier.
The Sault Ste. Marie native Jacobs pitched a 5-0 shutout over Jordan Chandler in Sunday’s final to win his seventh Northern Ontario Travelers Championship in North Bay.
Jacobs scored a deuce in the first, stole one in the fifth and swiped two more in the eighth.
Team Jacobs also includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden. The crew won the national championship in 2013 and finished runner-up last year to Team Pat Simmons.
The 2016 Tim Hortons Brier runs March 5-13 in Ottawa.