Team-by-team look at the field for the Canadian women’s curling championship

A look at the 2017 Tournament of Hearts field

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The main draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts begins Saturday in St. Catharines, Ont. Here’s a look at the field for the Canadian women’s curling championship (listed by skip and province/territory):

 

SHANNON KLEIBRINK, ALBERTA

Kleibrink skipped Canada to Olympic bronze in 2006. She’s called Alberta’s shots five times at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with her best result a silver medal in 2008.

 

MARLA MALLETT, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mallett topped the round-robin at 8-3 in 2009, but lost the final to Jennifer Jones.

 

CHELSEA CAREY, TEAM CANADA

Carey needed a medal at the 2016 women’s world championship to secure a berth in December’s Olympic trials, but finished fourth. The Calgary team wants another crack at a world title.

 

MICHELLE ENGLOT, MANITOBA

Englot wears the buffalo this year after skipping Saskatchewan seven times. Curling Canada rules allow each team to have one out-of-province curler.

 

MELISSA ADAMS, NEW BRUNSWICK

The Canadian and world junior champion in 1998, Adams is making her Hearts debut at skip.

 

STACIE CURTIS, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

The 2007 Canadian junior champion is back for a second straight year after going 3-8 in 2016.

 

KRISTA McCARVILLE, NORTHERN ONTARIO

McCarville’s rink recorded a tournament-leading 22 stolen points at the 2016 tournament but dropped a 7-6 decision to Carey in the final.

 

KERRY GALUSHA, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Galusha has twice upset Team Canada in the preliminary round over her 11 Scotties appearances as skip. But she hasn’t made it out of the pre-tournament qualifier into the main draw the last two years.

 

MARY MATTATALL, NOVA SCOTIA

Mattatal skipped her province to a 4-7 record back in 1998 and played third on Kay Zinck’s team that went 5-6 in 2005.

 

GENEVA CHISLETT, NUNAVUT

Chislett made history last year with a win in Nunavut’s first-ever game at the national women’s championship.

 

RACHEL HOMAN, ONTARIO

A heavyweight in this year’s field, Homan is a two-time Canadian champion (2013, 2014).

 

ROBYN MacPHEE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

MacPhee has played second and third in seven previous appearances, but she debuts at skip with a newly formed team this season.

 

EVE BELISLE, QUEBEC

Belisle went 7-4 and lost to Jennifer Jones in a playoff game in her Scotties debut in 2006. The rink finished outside the playoffs at 5-6 in 2010.

 

PENNY BARKER, SASKATCHEWAN

A surprise winner in Saskatchewan, the Moose Jaw team will make its Hearts debut.

 

SARAH KOLTUN, YUKON

Koltun skipped the Whitehorse foursome to a 2-9 record in her Scotties debut in 2014.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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