a.m., March 8)
skip hopes to win medal of a different colour at World
By Fred Sherwin
skip Rachel Homan has been a winner most of her young
life. Since getting involved in curling 12 years ago,
the 24-year-old former Navan Curling Club member has won
four provincial bantam championships, a Canada Winter
Games gold medal, a national junior championship and now
two Canadian women's championships.
one title that has so far eluded Homan and teammates Emma
Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle is a world title.
They finished second at the World Junior Championship
in 2010 and third at the World Curling Championships last
Homan is hoping third time's the charm as they prepare
for their second straight appearance at the World Curling
Championships which get underway next week in St. John,
foursome is coming off a record breaking performance at
the Scotties Tournament of Hearts during which they established
a new team mark for shooting percentage and extending
their Scotties winning streak to 18 games dating back
to the 2012 tournament.
definitely playing with confidence. We're all playing
really well and we're looking forward to worlds,"
said Homan at a send-off party held for the team on Wednesday
nght at the Ottawa Curling Club.
John is a world away from Riga, Latvia where last year's
championships were held.
is looking forward to playing in front of home crowd.
love all the support. It's great to hear everyone cheering
and making a lot of noise. We feed off the alll the energy,"
Homan foursome went 9-2 in round robin play at last year's
world championships. They then beat the U.S. in the 2-3
Page playoff game, but were unable to get past Scotland
in the semi-final and had to settle for bronze after beating
the U.S. a second time.
team responsible for Homan's demise won't be at this year's
championship. Eve Muirhead skipped the Scotish national
champiionship to compete at the Olympics.
Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk
and Lisa Weagle will be going for gold when
they take part in the 2014 World Women's Curling
Championship in St. John, New Brunswick next
week. File photo
a.m., March 8)
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