Alberta second Jocelyn Peterman in the championship game, the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian Women’s Curling Championships in Grande Prairie. (Photo courtesy of Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

Red Deer curler Jocelyn Peterman to join Jennifer Jones rink

Jocelyn Peterman has joined one of the best curling rinks in Canada.

The Red Deer native, who now lives in Calgary was picked up by team Jennifer Jones as their second for the 2018-2019 curling season, replacing Jill Officer.

Peterman, 24, previously played second for Chelsea Carey and won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2016.

“I’m both thrilled and humbled by this opportunity,” Said Peterman in a Team Jones press release.

“I had so many great years curling with Chelsea and learned so much from that team. I’m looking forward to learning more with Team Jones, but I know I have big shoes to fill. I have admired Jill so much as a player and I look forward to having her with us in a supporting role and being able to draw on her knowledge and experience.”

Officer will remain with Team Jones as an alternate and will curl with them at the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championships from March 17-25 in North Bay, Ont.

Officer has been with the team for 23 seasons, including a gold medal victory at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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