Nedohin makes it back to the Canadian Curling Trials
- Updated: March 13, 2013
The 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Dec. 1-8 in Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, will be a different experience for Heather Nedohin in comparison to the last time Canada’s best competed for Olympic honours.
While the Edmonton skip was in Rexall Place when the city hosted the 2009 Canadian Curling Trials, it was to cheer on husband Dave who was throwing last stones for the Randy Ferbey team.
Nedohin returns to the Trials after a 16-year absence. In 1997, she played third for Cathy Borst in the inaugural edition held in Brandon, just a year after skipping Canada to a world junior women’s curling championship.
A banner 2012 season, that saw the Nedohin team win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and take bronze at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, came with the valuable Canadian Team Ranking System points to secure a spot in the field of Olympic hopefuls this December in Winnipeg.
The Nedohin foursome, including Beth Iskiw, Jessica Mair and Laine Peters, returned to the Scotties this year as Team Canada, losing the semifinal match to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones.
They also competed in the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup, and were part of the victorious Team North America side at the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup.
The Jennifer Jones and Stefanie Lawton teams have also qualified for the Trials, along with Kevin Martin, Glenn Howard and Jeff Stoughton for the men. Three more men’s and women’s squads will be determined at the end of this season’s championship play.
The final two teams of each gender will qualify through the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto, Nov. 5-10 in Kitchener.
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