Hey Saskatchewan – another day in the books out here in St. John’s. Today the guys got to experience walking out to a full house with bagpipes and drums a blazin as only they do at the Brier opening ceremonies. Then right after they played their first game against Manitoba. The boys played good and banked a lot of useful knowledge away for upcoming games for sure regarding little tendencies with the ice and speeds which is typical great Jamie Bourassa ice. The atmosphere was electric with hometown Gushue right beside – also a great experience for us to take part in so early in the week.
The building got very loud more than a few times today. A quick supper tonight and rest time for the team – meanwhile Jamie and I were out scouting ice and matching rocks after the draw. Its now 12:30 here as I type this out which got me wondering if Amber got any sleep at all at the Scotties. Tomorrow we have back to back jacks against Alberta and NWT before our next bit of time off. Big games as they all are – but our focus is strictly on improving our little things each and every time out this week. Two things I’ve learned about St. John’s so far – similar to good ole Saskatchewan they have amongst the friendliest people you will ever encounter, and second it is by far the windiest place on planet earth. Family and friends are starting to arrive and we are seeing more and more rider jerseys in the stands – the support is great to see. Short one today – talk to you tomorrow!!