2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Crawford extends Scotties streak

In the New Brunswick Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial playdowns, Jan. 8-12 in Saint John, Andrea Crawford earned a seventh trip to the Canadian women’s curling championship.

A victory over Sylvie Robichaud in the final gave Crawford her sixth consecutive New Brunswick title, and a spot in the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts of Hearts, Feb. 1-9 in Montreal.

Andrea Crawford (Photo Andrew Klaver)

Andrea Crawford (Photo Andrew Klaver)

The two teams traded deuces over the final four ends, with Crawford scoring two in the 10th end for an 8-7 win. The three-time representative for New Brunswick at the Canadian junior women’s championship, including a gold-medal performance in 2005, will lead teammates Rebecca Atkinson, Danielle Parsons and Jodie DeSolla into Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena.

There’s added incentive for the Crawford team at this year Scotties, with the potential to wear Team Canada colours in front of a hometown crowd at the 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Booster Juice, March 15-23 in Saint John.

Robichaud skipped Team New Brunswick at the 2008 Scotties, as well as the 2012 Canadian mixed curling championship, where she lost in the semifinal.

“You Gotta Be There” when the top 12 teams in Canadian women’s curling compete for the national title at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Reserve your seats today by clicking here.