2019 Viterra Scotties Women's Provincial Championship Event Preview
2018 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championship Opening Ceremonies at the Northern Ice Palace in Melfort! (Photo Courtesy/Devan Tasa, Tisdale Recorder).
2019 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championship ~ Humboldt, SK
The Time Has Come!
The 2019 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championship will hit the ice Tuesday January 22 at the Humboldt Curling Club. Here, the top 9 teams in the province will look to represent Saskatchewan at the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, Nova Scotia!
Many familiar faces from last years event in Melfort will have their eyes on those green jackets once again, as Draw 1 is set to begin Tuesday at 2:00 p.m!
The 5th Annual Provincial Day of Curling presented by Three Farmers Foods Inc. will be celebrated during Day 2 of competition, January 23rd! CURLSASK & Three Farmers will be handing out FREE winter scarves to the first 100 fans into the event that day!!
We want to wish good luck & good curling to all the teams competing! For more information on the event, visit the CURLSASK website or official Facebook Page for the provincial event. Tickets to the event can be purchased through the Humboldt Curling Club!
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Team Robyn Silvernagle ~ North Battleford
A busy year to say the least for Robyn & Kara, as they began their season welcoming Stefanie & import Jessie to the team. Silvernagle and team have competed in 9 events, coming off their biggest one to date in the Grand Slam of Curling Meridian Open in North Battleford where they qualified into the playoffs! Earlier in the year, the ladies took home the Red Deer Curling Classic, Humboldt SWCT Spiel, Boundary Ford Curling Classic, as well as qualifying in four other events! They welcome new coach Leslay McEwan this season as long time coach & former provincial champion Gerald Shymko stepped away for this season.
Skip: Robyn Silvernagle
Third: Stefanie Lawton
Second: Jessie Hunkin
Lead: Kara Thevenot
Coach: Lesley McEwan
Team Kristen Streifel ~ Regina
After spending the past few years curling for the province of Alberta, resulting in a junior & national title, long time Saskatchewan Junior Skip Kristen Streifel returns to her “green & white” roots joining last years provincial finalists Jolene Campbell & Dana Demers. They also brought along former Canadian Junior Champion Breanne Knapp to throw the lead rocks. A great year to date for the ladies as they competed on the World Curling Tour, making made five playoff appearances, including a third place finish at the Grand Slam of Curling Challenge Tier 2 in Thunder Bay!
The team announced that in Humboldt, Callan Hamon (2016 provincial champion & teammate of Jolene’s) will take over for Dana as she recently gave birth to twins!
Skip: Kristen Streifel
Third: Jolene Campbell
Second: Callan Hamon
Lead: Breanne Knapp
Coach: Rob Meakin
Team Penny Barker ~ Moose Jaw
Penny Barker, Deanna Doig & Danielle Sicinski were your 2017 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Champions, adding Christie Gamble at the second position heading into this season.
Barker and team qualified into this years provincial as the Sask Women’s Curling Tour (SWCT) runner-ups where they qualified in 4 of 5 tour events here in Saskatchewan! They welcome long time coach Merv Fonger back to their lineup, as Merv also coached Team Barker when they represented Saskatchewan at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Skip: Penny Barker
Third: Deanna Doig
Second: Christie Gamble
Lead: Danielle Sicinski
Coach: Merv Fonger
Team Sherry Anderson ~ Saskatoon
Two veteran skips here in Saskatchewan gathered as one this season, where last years provincial champion Sherry Anderson joined Nancy Martin’s team of last year!
Team Anderson competed in 8 events this season, on both the Saskatchewan & World Curling Tours! They got off to a hot start in September qualifying in their first two events. But recently came off a big WCT win at the Boundary Ford Curling Classic at the Lloydminster Curling Club. Anderson qualified into this years Viterra Scotties grabbing the final CTRS spot.
Skip: Sherry Anderson
Third: Nancy Martin
Second: Meaghan Frerichs
Lead: Aly Jenkins
Coach: Cheryl Boechler
Team Jessica Mitchell ~ Saskatoon
A brand new team that hit the women’s circuit this year was Team Mitchell out of Saskatoon! All four ladies have recently competed in junior playdowns over the past few seasons, with Teresa Waterfield winning a junior provincial title in 2013 as well as playing for Team Nancy Martin in last years Viterra Scotties.
Mitchell & team competed in all five SWCT events this year, qualifying for the playoffs in four of them! Their best finish were a couple third place results to start off the season in both Saskatoon & Regina! As they welcome coach Roger Moskaluke to the team, Mitchell claimed the top spot on the SWCT earning them a berth into this years provincial.
Skip: Jessica Mitchell
Third: Danielle Waterfield
Second: Teresa Waterfield
Lead: Layne Engel
Coach: Roger Moskaluke
Team Sherry Just ~ Saskatoon
Sherry Just also welcomes a brand new team to this years women’s field, welcoming Megan Anderson as an import from Edmonton at the third position.
Just’s most recent win came at the Viterra Women’s Challenge in Tisdale, where they ultimately picked up their provincial berth! But also came off an impressive showing at the Medicine Hat Charity Classic placing third in a very difficult field! The ladies welcome 1980 Brier Champion Jim Wilson as coach this year!
Skip: Sherry Just
Third: Megan Anderson
Second: Ellen Redlick
Lead: Hanna Anderson
Coach: Jim Wilson
Team Chantelle Eberle ~ Saskatoon
A bit of a different look for long time Regina skip Chantelle Eberle! She sticks with lead Haylee Jameson, but welcomes 2018 Mixed Doubles Champion Chaelynn Kitz at third and 2016 Canadian Police Champion Jana Tisdale at second!
The Regina Callie foursome are starting to heat up at the right time where they earned their Viterra Scotties berth by placing second at the Viterra Women’s Challenge. But also recently qualified in their previous two events at both the Saskatoon SWCT (2nd) & Moose Jaw SWCT (3rd).
Skip: Chantelle Eberle
Third: Chaelynn Kitz
Second: Jana Tisdale
Lead: Haylee Jameson
Coach: Shane Kitz
Team Amber Holland ~ Regina
Former World Silver Medalist & long time Saskatchewan skip Amber Holland welcomes new third Cindy Ricci to the team this year, joining her front end at last years Viterra Scotties Laura Strong & Deb Lozinski!
Amber & team got off to a great start in September, qualifying in the Colonial Square Ladies Classic WCT Event. Then followed that up with a great month of November, placing third at the DEKALB Superspiel in Morris as well as fifth at the Red Deer Curling Classic, both on the WCT. Team Holland earned their berth into this yeas provincial championship by claiming the first spot in the Viterra Last Chance Spiel in Shaunavon!
Skip: Amber Holland
Third: Cindy Ricci
Second: Laura Strong
Lead: Deb Lozinski
Coach: Travis Brown
Team Ashley Howard ~ Regina
Team Ashley Howard out of the Regina Highland returned with three members & coach Russ who competed at last years Viterra Scotties in Melfort. They welcome second Kaitlin Corbin, former member of the University of Regina Cougars to the team this season.
Howards team has qualified in two WCT spiels this season, finishing third in their opener at the Colonial Square Ladies Classic in Saskatoon, and fifth at the StuSells Tankard in Toronto! The ladies are the 9th and final team to earn their berth into this years Viterra Scotties, as they defeated three members of last years provincial champions, Team Kourtney Fessser, in an extra end thriller at the Viterra Women’s Last Chance Spiel in Shaunavon.
Skip: Ashley Howard
Third: Carly Howard
Second: Kaitlin Corbin
Lead: Ashley Williamson
Coach: Russ Howard