The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is underway in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Sixteen teams from across Canada have converged on Cape Breton for the world’s most famous women’s curling event.
TSN has full coverage of the championship right through to the final on Sunday, February 24th at Centre 200.
We worked through Pool A with a 5-2 record with wins over Northern Ontario, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Quebec and British Columbia. We dropped our games against Alberta and Manitoba on Tuesday.
Our record pushed us into the Championship Pool in second place in Pool A. Team records carry into the Championship Pool during the crossover round robin of eight. The top four teams at the conclusion of the Championship Pool advance to the Page Playoffs which start on Saturday.
The winner of the 2019 Scotties will represent Canada at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Denmark in March.
This is our sixth Scotties since 2011 and our fourth time proudly wearing the Ontario colours at the national championship. We’re seeking our fourth Canadian title in six years after victories in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
We’re excited to welcome back Cheryl Kreviazuk as our alternate player for the Scotties. Cheryl was our Scotties alternate in 2015 and 2017 as well as at the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings.
Marcel Rocque, who re-joined our team this season after coaching us in the 2015-2016 season, will be on the bench for us all week.
A big thanks to Marcel and Cheryl for taking time off and making the trip to Sydney to support us.
As well as competing on the ice we were involved in a few off ice events in Sydney. Two members of our team joined members of Northern Ontario in the HeartStop Lounge on Saturday, February 16th for an Up Close & Personal interview. We returned to the HeartStop on Sunday, February 16th for a team autograph session.
The HeartStop Lounge is a short free shuttle ride from Centre 200 to the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion. You can find the full list of activities here.
Sunday was also the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon on TSN. It was a chance to help babies born too soon, too small or too sick. Congratulations to everyone who helped raise over $400,000 this year.