Canadian Olympic Curling Trials – Ottawa, ON
The time has finally come and the journey will begin for 9 Men’s & 9 Women’s teams looking to wear that Maple Leaf come February at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games!! Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, normally host to the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, will host curlers instead of skaters come Saturday afternoon. Practice times begin Friday, while Draw 1 will get the week rolling Saturday at 1:00 p.m. SK time!
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
Skip Steve Laycock (Photo, Battleford News)
Team Laycock Foursome Representing Saskatchewan
Steve Laycock, Kirk Muyres, Matt Dunstone, Dallan Muyres, Pat Simmons & Coach Lyle Muyres will represent Saskatchewan out of the Saskatoon Nutana Curling Club at the Olympic Curling Trials in Ottawa! The team made a big lineup change heading into the season, seeing Colton Flasch stepping away from the team and adding Matt Dunstone into their lineup!
Team Laycock currently sits at 19th on the Canadian Team Ranking System, and look to carry momentum into this weeks event. This will be the first Olympic Trials for Laycock, as they competed at the 2013 Capital Road to the Roar in Kitchener, where they fell to Brad Gushue in the playoff round.
Good Luck Team Laycock!!!
Saskatchewan Ties To Watch Out For
A few other Saskatchewan representatives will hit the ice come Saturday, here is who to watch out for and cheer on!!
Catlin Schneider (Regina) ~ Team John Morris came through the Olympic Pre Trials last time around making it all the way to the final, where they lost to eventual Olympic champion Brad Jacobs!
Braeden Moskowy (Regina) ~ Team Reid Carruthers had a season to remember last year winning numerous events, including the Home Hardware Canada Cup, which earned them the spot in this years Olympic Curling Trials.
Michelle Englot (Regina) ~ Team Michelle Englot out of Manitoba were finalists in last years Scotties Tournament of Hearts, losing to Ontario’s Rachel Homan who went on to win gold at the World Championships.
Good Luck & Good Curling to all teams!!
Catlin Schneider (Photo, Tisdale Recorder/Devan Tasa)