SOCHI, Russia — Canada’s men’s and women’s curling teams have arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics with hopes of extending a perfect record of winning medals.
They may both be first-time Scotties skips, but Manitoba’s Chelsea Carey showed all the finesse of a seasoned veteran in defeating Sarah Koltun and her team from the Yukon/Northwest Territories 10-4 on Tuesday night at Maurice-Richard Arena.
New Brunswick’s Andrea Crawford took control early, then was able to hold off a late charge from Newfoundland and Labrador’s Heather Strong for an 8-6 win in Draw 9 action at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Rachel Homan continues to roll at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montréal, powering over Alberta’s Val Sweeting 10-5 in a Tuesday morning draw affected by absentee curlers thanks to a bug being shared among the teams and spectators.
It was just a matter of time before Quebec’s Allison Ross found a way to win, and on Monday night, she did it, posting a 9-3 victory over Sarah Koltun of the Yukon/Northwest Territories.
With a 7-3 win over Nova Scotia’s Heather Smith on Monday afternoon at Maurice-Richard Arena, Manitoba’s Chelsea Carey moves into a four-way tie for second place at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Canada’s curling teams will play for gold in Sochi beginning next week wearing the latest in uniform technology.
Heather Strong bounced back from a tough extra-end loss earlier in the day to battle for a 6-5 win over Sarah Koltun and her feisty Yukon/Northwest Territories team.
Stefanie Lawton found a way to grind out an 8-6 win over undefeated Val Sweeting on Sunday afternoon in front of a noisy crowd at the Maurice-Richard Arena in Draw 4 action at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
A confident, relaxed Team Canada appears to be picking up right where they left off last year in Kingston. On Sunday morning at the Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, Rachel Homan and crew controlled play throughout a 9-3 win over provincial rival Ontario at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
B.C.’s Kesa Van Osch may be a Scotties rookie, but the team from Victoria gave Alberta’s Val Sweeting all she could handle in an 8-6 extra-end victory by the team from Alberta.
Despite the support of the home crowd, Team Quebec’s Allison Ross fell 6-1 to Andrea Crawford of New Brunswick in the opening draw of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montréal on Saturday afternoon.
Heather Strong, skip of Newfoundland and Labrador, walked away with the keys to a 2014 Ford Fusion after outscoring Alison Kreviazuk in the finals of the Ford Hot Shots at Maurice-Richard Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Eight curlers are through to the finals of the Ford Hot Shots competition at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
MONTREAL — Reigning champion Rachel Homan and her Ottawa team will begin its title defence on Saturday in Montreal when the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts opens play at Maurice Richard Arena.