Jack Bryans


John Bryans

Born: 1923
Died: May 12, 2014 (Orangeville, Ontario)

Member: Brampton (Ont.) Sports Hall of Fame

Jack Bryans represented the Brampton (Ont.) Curling Club in 17 provincial finals in 28 years as a member, qualifying in Tankard, intermediate, seniors and masters tournaments.

In 1983, he skipped his rink to an Ontario senior championship. Five years later, he won the provincial masters championship.

His seniors rinks were Ontario runners-up five times (1978, ’81, ’84, ’85, and ’88). Earlier in his curling career, he was a two-time Ontario runner-up in the intermediate category in 1967 and ’71.

Before taking up curling, Bryans played box lacrosse. In 1943, he scored 12 goals with eight assists in 20 regular season and playoff games before the Mimico-Brampton Combines faced the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the Mann Cup finals. The Combines lost the best-of-five senior Dominion championship in four games. Bryans scored a goal and an assist.

The retired dairy farmer died at Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville, Ont. He was 90.



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