This year, the Brad Gushue is hoping a blend of top end experience and back end youth and energy will be the start of a journey back to the Olympics, starting with the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic this week. With a failed relationship with Randy Ferbey last season and the departure of longtime teammate Mark Nichols after the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, Gushue is back at the Shorty with a rink featuring two new players: Geoff Walker of Alberta and Adam Casey of P.E.I. “Things are a little bit different, not having Mark on the team any more,” said Gushue of his Olympic and World Junior championship teammate. The rink now consists of Gushue, Walker, Casey and third Ryan Fry, who has played every position on the rink except skip.