Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2013 - Team NL news

This year marked the 1st time that Hardline Curling made it to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, thanks to Team Newfoundland/Labrador and their provincial win.  The team of skip Stacie Devereaux, 3rd Erin Porter, 2nd Lauren Wasylkiw, lead Heather Martin, 5th Julie Devereaux and coach Craig Withycombe made their way to Kingston with high hopes for the week.
The week started off Saturday Feb 16 against Ontario and ended on Friday Feb 20 against Saskatchewan.  The team played a total of 11 games, and finished with a 2-9 record.  Unfortunately, the record does not show how well they played, and if not for a few inches here and there, they could have easily finished with a 6-5 record.

We met with the team and had a great time with them!  They are so awesome, and we managed to spend time with their friends and family in the stands.  And every time a NL player made a good shot, Stacie and Julie's grandfather would yell out, "NICE SHOT NEWFOUNDLAND!" and others would follow up with "NICE SHOT!".  It was the Newfoundland trademark!

The highlight of the week for Team Newfoundland/Labrador was an extra end thriller against Team Quebec in Draw 15 on Friday morning.  With the game time tied, and QC having a rock in the 4-foot guarded, NL had only a draw to the button to win the game.  You can see for yourself by watching the video below!  

It was a great week, and we're so proud of Team NL!  We're looking forward to seeing you again next year in Montreal for Scotties 2014.