Curling Canada – 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Horgan makes Scotties history

Tracy Horgan represented Ontario at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women’s curling championship, and she now has the opportunity for a return appearance this season. The only twist is, she’ll be wearing a different uniform this time around.

Tracey Horgan (CCA/Andrew Klaver Photo)

Tracey Horgan (CCA/Andrew Klaver Photo)

Horgan and her Sudbury teammates defeated Kendra Lilly of Thunder Bay in the final of the Northern Ontario Scotties playdowns, contested Jan. 14-18 in Fort William. The championship match was tight to the finish, with Horgan counting a single in the 10th end for a 4-3 victory.

It marks the first time in the history of women’s curling that Northern Ontario is eligible to field a team in the national championship. But Horgan must first prevail in the pre-event qualifying round to make it to the big stage.

With the support of Jenn Horgan, Jenna Enge and Amanda Gates, Horgan will face Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories and Sarah Koltun of the Yukon Territory. The winner will be awarded the final berth in the 12-team field for the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 14-22, in Moose Jaw.

The 28-year-old skip represented Northern Ontario at the Canadian junior women’s curling championship three times (2005-2007). Lilly, who served as alternate for Team Horgan at the 2013 Road to the Roar Pre-trials event, is also a three-time Northern Ontario junior champ (2010-2012).

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