Rachel Homan curling team announces split with lead Lisa Weagle

OTTAWA — Rachel Homan’s curling team has parted company with all-star lead Lisa Weagle.

A statement on the team’s Twitter account Thursday evening said “while this is a very difficult decision to make on many fronts, we are restructuring our front end to continue in our relentless pursuit of excellence.

“We are looking forward to the future of the team and to continue to push ourselves to be the best that we can. More information about our team lineup will come at a later date.

“We value our friendship with Lisa and truly wish her all the best.”

Weagle earned three national championships and a world title with Homan, as well as winning the 2017 Olympic trials to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Homan, vice Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney and Weagle lost in the finals of the last two Scotties Tournament of Hearts to Alberta’s Chelsea Carey and Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson respectively.

Weagle was named a first team all-star at this year’s Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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