Saskatoon's Team Anderson Claim World Seniors Gold!
What an incredible way to cap off a season for Saskatoon’s Team Sherry Anderson who represented Canada at the 2018 World Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Ostersund, Sweden! And what better way to do it then returning back to the prairies with a gold medal wrapped around their necks!
Sherry Anderson, Patty Hersikorn, Brenda Goertzen, & Anita Silvernagle qualified into the playoff round after a 10-6 qualification win over Finland, landing them a semi-final matchup against Switzerland! After a big score of three followed by a deuce in the fourth end, Canada went on to win 7-5 and were headed to take on our rivals south of the border in the United States of America for that gold medal.
L-R: Sherry Anderson (skip), Patty Heriskorn (third), Brenda Goertzen (second), Anita Silvernagle (lead) & Team Canada Coach (Photo Courtesy WCF/Tom Rowland).
Patty Hersikorn (left) & Brenda Goertzen (right) (Photo Courtesy WCF/Tom Rowland).
Canada got off to a hot start scoring three straight singles to start off the game, and never looked back as Canada walked away with the 5-3 final score and crowned as World Curling Champions!
Not to forget, that Sherry and team claimed the 2018 Canadian title this past April in Stratford, Ontario which means they will be headed back to the World Championship to defend their title next year at the 2019 World Championship! Congratulations ladies on an unbelievable past couple of seasons!
For the full World Curling Federation article, please click here.
For an in depth analysis on how the team and their fans were doing throughout the week in Sweden, head to our News Page for entertaining Daily Blogs that were sent back to Canada!
Muyres & Crocker Win Bronze at World Mixed Doubles Championship
Saskatoon’s Kirk Muyres, who played second for Team Laycock and who will be forming his brand new team next curling season, teamed up with Alberta’s Laura Crocker to bring home the bronze medal at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship for Canada!
It may have not been the ideal ending for Muyres & Crocker over in Sweden, but wow what can you say about these two as they formed their team only weeks prior to the Canadian Championship!
They had a wonderful run at this years World Championship, where they finished their Group E Pool Play with a 6-1 record! After back to back wins against the Czech Republic and Turkey, they advanced to the semi-finals against the eventual World Champions Switzerland, losing a tough game by a score of 7-5. Muyres & Crocker rebounded nicely reaching the podium and claiming the bronze medal after an 8-3 win over Korea! Congratulations you two on a successful Mixed Doubles run this past month!
L-R: Kirk Muyres, Laura Crocker & Coach Jeff Stoughton (Photo Courtesy WCF/Richard Gray).
Photo Courtesy WCF/Richard Gray