We have had a wild ride in the last two weeks, full of travel, curling and emotion. It is what playing at the top level is all about! We have had times when we wanted to pull our hair out and others where we wanted to jump around with excitement!
We started the first weekend off with a long trip out east to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We played well in the third leg of the Grand Slam series, finishing with a 3-2 record after beating notables Kevin Koe (2010 World Champion)and Thomas Ulsrud (2010 Olympic Silver Medalist)! We finished 9th after losing a tough one to a red hot Brad Gushue in the tie-breaker. It was a great building weekend as we headed into the provincial tankard in Melfort; the team continues to grow and get better!
The provincial championships started on January 29 and we found ourselves in a hole after the first 2 days, three games deep in the C-Event. We knew that we have worked too hard to throw in the towel! We rattled off three solid wins to make our way into the playoffs at the provincial championship! At that point it was not meant to be; we finished the provincial tankard in 4th spot.
Most teams find their season end at this point, not us. We still have one big carrot we are chasing; the Olympic pre-trials spot for next year! We are ready for a little break before we begin to gear up for the last and most important leg of the season! We have three events to go, Grande Prairie, Victoria, and the 4th Grand Slam of the season; the Players Championship in Toronto!
We recently had another stop on the Decisive Farming Curling Tour presented by Crescent Point Energy. On February 7th the team visited the Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford. It is a beautiful new facility and the kids made the day great. The junior program is alive and well in the Battleford’s and we are happy to have been there to spend the day with the new generation of curlers! Please check the photos section for some pictures of the event!
This is the time of the season when we realize how fortunate we are to have a huge following behind us. We would like to thank our friends, families, fans and sponsors for all the continued support! It means everything to have people behind us through all the hard work!
Thank you all