Englot and Manitoba Team Named Team Canada at Upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Regina’s Michelle Englot and her team out of the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, received some exciting news concluding the Olympic Trials Final Game between Team Rachel Homan and Team Chelsey Carey. With Team Homan’s win they will receive the Team Canada berth into the Scotties Tournament of Hearts coming up in Penticton, British Columbia beginning January 27!
Even though she will be playing out of Manitoba, Michelle still has some green and white in her blood and we are very excited to have her represent Canada in one month!!
Englot mentions how the team is feeling receiving the news, “We are very excited for the opportunity to be the Team Canada representatives at the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. We had such a good run last year and it was disappointing to lose the final but this is a great consolation prize for us. Since the Olympic Trials didn’t go as planned, we intend to regroup and take full advantage of the chance to win a national Scotties!”
Englot (right) with teammate and third Kate Cameron (left) (Photo, Curling Canada, Michael Burns)
Englot calling line at 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Photo, Curling Canada)
Englot’s Curling Career
Englot has had an amazing curling career and is still looking to compete at the highest level she can. Englot is a 9-time provincial champion with numerous appearances on the national stage.
Her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts appearance came in 1988 in Fredericton, New Brunswick where she finished with a 9-2 record, losing in the semi-final to eventual World Champion Heather Houston of Ontario.
Englot’s Career Numbers:
9-Time Provincial Champion (Saskatchewan & Manitoba)
2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Finalist
2-Time Scotties Tournament of Hearts Bronze Medalist
2008 Grand Slam of Curling Champion
Top CTRS Ranking ~ 6th Place (2016-2017)
Team Michelle Englot (2015-2018) ~ Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg
Michelle joined her new team during the 2015-2016 competitive curling season, where she took over for former skip of the team Kristy McDonald. The team since the lineup change have had nothing but success across the country! They have qualified for the playoffs in 13 events they have competed in, turning four of those into final appearances (including 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts final, Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge, DEKALB Superspiel & The Sunova Spiel at East St. Paul).
They have also captured championship titles along the way in some of the most prestigious events this sport has to offer:
2015-2016 Yichun International Ladies
2016-2017 Manitoba Scotties
2016-2017 Mother Club Fall Curling Classic
The team looks to gain momentum heading into the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and will look good doing so wearing those red and white jackets reprsenting Team Canada!! Good Luck to Michelle and the rest of Team Canada!
Skip: Michelle Englot
Third: Kate Cameron
Second: Leslie Wilson-Westcott
Lead: Ranora Westcott
Alternate: Kristen Karwacki
Coach: Ron Westcott
Team Manitoba after their 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff win at 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
2017 Team Manitoba (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)