'Tis the Season of Champions

Team Homan at the 2014 Canada Cup

Team Homan at the 2014 Canada Cup

The Canadian Curling Association's Season of Champions kicked off last week and we were proud to be part of the first event.  The Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling returned to the calendar this year (it does not occur in Olympic years) with the top men’s and women’s teams in the country competing in Camrose, Alberta.

 

After finishing the very tough round robin with a 5-1 record we came up a bit short in the final against Team Sweeting.  Congratulations to Val and her team on the win and we're looking forward to teaming up with them for January's Continental Cup of Curling in Calgary.

 

TSN Photo

TSN Photo

Vic and Russ were back behind the microphones to call the event for TSN.  It was recently announced that Linda Moore has retired from the broadcast booth due to health concerns.  We often re-watch our TV games to learn from situations. A big part of the learning comes from what we hear from the commentators and especially from someone with the skill and knowledge of Linda Moore. We wish Linda all the best health in her retirement. Thank you for always being fair to us.   

Here’s a handy guide to when and on which TSN channels to catch future games this season.

 

We go right back on the ice for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Canadian Open in Yorkton, Saskatchewan this week before some much needed time off for the holidays. 

 

If you’re in western Canada but couldn’t make either the Canada Cup or the Canadian Open don’t forget we have two more major events in southern Alberta in January with the Pinty’s All-Star Skins Game and the Continental Cup.  Check out our Events page for full details on our schedule.

 

We’ve been busy the last few weeks preparing for this event. Rachel also sat down with Sportsnet Magazine to discuss, among other things, beating Team Edin at pool, why she doesn't smile when she’s coming out of the hack and the work ethic of a new teammate.  You can read the full interview here.