Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland and Labrador rink will not be in the playoffs at this year's Brier.

The team was eliminated on Friday, finishing with a record of six wins and five losses.

Making the playoff round was a long shot, but the fate of the team was sealed when Team Quebec beat Team Alberta on Friday.

Gushue's longtime teammate Mark Nichols is still in the thick of competition. He curls second for Jeff Stoughton's Manitoba rink, which has made the playoff round.