The 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup comes to Affinity Place in Estevan, Sask., Dec. 5-9. Get to know the teams that will compete for the prestigious title:
After a rip-roaring 7-1 start to the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Casey Scheidegger’s heart was broken by three consecutive losses to take her out of the national curling championship picture.
Representing Alberta for the first time, Scheidegger, third Cary-Anne McTaggart, second (and sister) Jessie Haughlan and lead Kristie Moore had an impressive start in Penticton, B.C., before succumbing to the likes of eventual champion Jennifer Jones and runner-up Kerri Einarson in the championship round.
McTaggart was recognized as a first-team all-star at the Scotties and Haughlan was named to the second team during an impressive rookie run at nationals.
Focus shifts to the current season where the four, based out of Lethbridge, hope to make another run at nationals.
The team began 2018-19 with a championship win at the HDF Insurance Shoot-Out in Edmonton in early September, rebounding from an opening draw loss for six straight wins, including victories over Allison Flaxey, veteran Sherry Anderson, Chelsea Carey, Kelsey Rocque in the semifinal and Russian Alina Kovaleva in the championship game.
Since then Team Scheidegger has managed just an 11-9 record as it heads to Estevan where the provincial champions will open against fellow Albertan Laura Walker in Draw 2 before tackling Canada’s Olympic representative, Rachel Homan, in Draw 3.
Tickets for the Home Hardware Canada Cup are available at: