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Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson throws the stone while taking on N.W.T. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Dunstone and Anderson to play for Saskatchewan, Brothers accepts Nova Scotia invite

Dunstone and Anderson to play for Saskatchewan, Brothers accepts Nova Scotia invite

 

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Curling Canada is expanding the field for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

 

Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. The fields are slowly filling up for the upcoming national curling championships, providing a beacon of sporting light in a dreary season for competitive players.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

Curling bubble plans provide hope for some teams, while others left disappointed

 

Team Nova Scotia skip Jamie Murphy calls the sweep while taking on Newfoundland and Labrador at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Nova Scotia became the latest province to cancel its curling playdowns Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Nova Scotia cancels playdowns; Murphy back to Brier, Brothers gets Scotties invite

Nova Scotia cancels playdowns; Murphy back to Brier, Brothers gets Scotties invite

Team Nova Scotia skip Jamie Murphy calls the sweep while taking on Newfoundland and Labrador at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Nova Scotia became the latest province to cancel its curling playdowns Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Homan’s post-Scotties curling schedule uncertain with baby on way in spring

Homan’s post-Scotties curling schedule uncertain with baby on way in spring

Team Manitoba celebrate after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curling Canada confirms Canada Cup cancellation and finalizes mixed doubles dates

Curling Canada confirms Canada Cup cancellation and finalizes mixed doubles dates

Team Manitoba celebrate after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curling broadcast experience will likely mimic other sports, mic’ed athletes a plus

Curling broadcast experience will likely mimic other sports, mic’ed athletes a plus

Team Northern Ontario skip Krysta Burns is shown in action at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Victoria in a 2017 handout photo. Team Krysta Burns has accepted an invitation to represent Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, a spot that was declined by Team Krista McCarville last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns MANDATORY CREDIT

Star power added to nationals as Ontario and Manitoba cancel curling playdowns

Star power added to nationals as Ontario and Manitoba cancel curling playdowns

Team Northern Ontario skip Krysta Burns is shown in action at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Victoria in a 2017 handout photo. Team Krysta Burns has accepted an invitation to represent Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, a spot that was declined by Team Krista McCarville last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns MANDATORY CREDIT
Team Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs takes on Team Quebec at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The weekend did little to settle the uneasiness that executive director Bobby Ray was feeling after the Northern Ontario Curling Association cancelled its playdowns and announced it would invite last season's winners to compete at the national championships in the Calgary bubble. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Northern Ontario to use previous results to determine entries for nationals

Northern Ontario to use previous results to determine entries for nationals

Team Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs takes on Team Quebec at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The weekend did little to settle the uneasiness that executive director Bobby Ray was feeling after the Northern Ontario Curling Association cancelled its playdowns and announced it would invite last season's winners to compete at the national championships in the Calgary bubble. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. Add two more competitions to the Calgary curling "bubble" that's slated to hold several events later this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Two Grand Slam events added to curling bubble at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary

Two Grand Slam events added to curling bubble at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary

Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. Add two more competitions to the Calgary curling "bubble" that's slated to hold several events later this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Team Newfoundland skip Brad Gushue takes on Team Ontario during the championship pool at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Thoughts of a potentially lengthy stay in Alberta, and trying to defend a national men's curling championship in front of zero fans, are circulating in Brad Gushue's mind. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian curlers prepare for prospect of a Calgary “bubble”

Canadian curlers prepare for prospect of a Calgary “bubble”

Team Newfoundland skip Brad Gushue takes on Team Ontario during the championship pool at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Thoughts of a potentially lengthy stay in Alberta, and trying to defend a national men's curling championship in front of zero fans, are circulating in Brad Gushue's mind. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Team Manitoba celebrate after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Curling Canada wants Calgary's Canada Olympic Park to be a curling hub for the season's top events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CP NewsAlert: Calgary facility set to become curling hub during pandemic

CP NewsAlert: Calgary facility set to become curling hub during pandemic

Team Manitoba celebrate after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Curling Canada wants Calgary's Canada Olympic Park to be a curling hub for the season's top events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue holds the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on March 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Slow Game: Curlers waiting, watching, wondering what might happen to season

Slow Game: Curlers waiting, watching, wondering what might happen to season

Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue holds the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on March 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Real estate agent Stu Sankey, sponsor of the "Stu Sells" series of curling events, poses for a photo at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont., Friday, October 2, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

Burgeoning Stu Sells series an important part of curling calendar

Burgeoning Stu Sells series an important part of curling calendar

Real estate agent Stu Sankey, sponsor of the "Stu Sells" series of curling events, poses for a photo at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont., Friday, October 2, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins
Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue

Canadian junior men’s finalist Krats gets call to fill in on Team Gushue
Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Team Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue poses with the Brier Tankard trophy after defeating Team Alberta in the Brier curling final in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta alternate Heather Nedohin skips against Saskatchewan during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., on February 21, 2017. Big-game skipping experience. Two national women's curling titles. Two world bronze medals. There's plenty to like about Heather Nedohin's resume. In bringing her on board as coach, Team Kerri Einarson is hoping her knowledge, drive and spirit will help them stay at the top. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Two-time Scotties champ Heather Nedohin to coach Team Kerri Einarson this season

Two-time Scotties champ Heather Nedohin to coach Team Kerri Einarson this season

Alberta alternate Heather Nedohin skips against Saskatchewan during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., on February 21, 2017. Big-game skipping experience. Two national women's curling titles. Two world bronze medals. There's plenty to like about Heather Nedohin's resume. In bringing her on board as coach, Team Kerri Einarson is hoping her knowledge, drive and spirit will help them stay at the top. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Team Saskatchewan skip Matt Dunstone flips his broom in frustration following a shot as they take on Team Alberta in the playoffs at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday, March 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Team Matt Dunstone considers relocation due to restrictions in Saskatchewan

Team Matt Dunstone considers relocation due to restrictions in Saskatchewan

Team Saskatchewan skip Matt Dunstone flips his broom in frustration following a shot as they take on Team Alberta in the playoffs at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday, March 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Team Nova Scotia skip, Mary-Anne Arsenault watches her shot during draw 10 against team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on February 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

East to West: Skip Mary-Anne Arsenault curling in B.C. after long run in Nova Scotia

Arsenault has made 14 career appearances at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Team Nova Scotia skip, Mary-Anne Arsenault watches her shot during draw 10 against team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on February 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Manitoba skip Tracy Fleury releases a rock as they play Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Fleury has brought on veteran skip Sherry Middaugh to serve as coach of the Winnipeg-based team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Manitoba skip Tracy Fleury releases a rock as they play Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Fleury has brought on veteran skip Sherry Middaugh to serve as coach of the Winnipeg-based team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan