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Team Bottcher skip Brendan Bottcher, right, instructs third Darren Moulding as they take on team Horgan during Draw 4 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Brier champion skip Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Moulding

Brier champion skip Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Moulding

Team Bottcher skip Brendan Bottcher, right, instructs third Darren Moulding as they take on team Horgan during Draw 4 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

Team Homan Rachel Homan against Team McCarville during Draw 3 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sunday, November 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Defending champion Homan in 0-2 hole at curling trials after loss to McCarville

Jennifer Jones and Tracy Fleury were still undefeated after Sunday’s late draw

Team Homan Rachel Homan against Team McCarville during Draw 3 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sunday, November 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Skip Jacqueline Harrison of Dundas, Ont. top right, Lynn Kreviazuk, left, Laura Hickey, and Allison Flaxey celebrate after defeating Rachel Homan at the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in Saskatoon in this Saturday, November 20, 2021 handout photo. Jacqueline Harrison opened the Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials with a 6-5 upset victory over Rachel Homan on Saturday afternoon at the SaskTel Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michael Burns, Curling Canada
Skip Jacqueline Harrison of Dundas, Ont. top right, Lynn Kreviazuk, left, Laura Hickey, and Allison Flaxey celebrate after defeating Rachel Homan at the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in Saskatoon in this Saturday, November 20, 2021 handout photo. Jacqueline Harrison opened the Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials with a 6-5 upset victory over Rachel Homan on Saturday afternoon at the SaskTel Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Michael Burns, Curling Canada
Dunstone team skip Matt Dunstone, right, and third Colton Lott practice in Saskatoon, Sask., in a Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada, Michael Burns, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

It was like old times for Colton Lott on Friday even if the surroundings were a tad surreal and completely unexpected.

It was like old times for Colton Lott on Friday even if the surroundings were a tad surreal and completely unexpected.

Dunstone team skip Matt Dunstone, right, and third Colton Lott practice in Saskatoon, Sask., in a Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada, Michael Burns, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Team Canada skip Brendan Bottcher, right, and third Darren Moulding discuss strategy against Germany at the Men's World Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Friday, April 9, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

With Olympic berths on the line, intensity runs high at curling trials

With Olympic berths on the line, intensity runs high at curling trials

Team Canada skip Brendan Bottcher, right, and third Darren Moulding discuss strategy against Germany at the Men's World Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Friday, April 9, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Batoyun Uranchimeg, of the United States, pushes a stone during their semifinal match against Canada at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Schiefelbein

Curling focus shifts to Olympic trials now that long qualifying process is complete

Curling focus shifts to Olympic trials now that long qualifying process is complete

Batoyun Uranchimeg, of the United States, pushes a stone during their semifinal match against Canada at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Schiefelbein
FILE - Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson, centre, makes a shot as lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard sweep against Denmark at the Women’s World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 6, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tanner Horgan clinches first at Canadian Olympic curling pre-trials

Edmonton’s Karsten Sturmay won the battle of Alberta against Calgary’s Jeremy Harty

FILE - Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson, centre, makes a shot as lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard sweep against Denmark at the Women’s World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 6, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Nova Scotia skip Jill Brothers makes a shot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Skip Jill Brothers returns to hometown for Olympic curling trials qualifier

Skip Jill Brothers returns to hometown for Olympic curling trials qualifier

Team Nova Scotia skip Jill Brothers makes a shot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones makes a shot against Team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tracy Fleury tops Kerri Einarson to reach quarterfinals at Masters

Tracy Fleury tops Kerri Einarson to reach quarterfinals at Masters

Team Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones makes a shot against Team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Northwest Territories Team Northwest skip Kerry Galusha makes a shot against Team Wild Card 2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Northwest Territories Team Northwest skip Kerry Galusha makes a shot against Team Wild Card 2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada skip Brendan Bottcher directs his teammates against Scotland in the qualification round at the Men's World Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Friday, April 9, 2021. Canada has to win a berth in the 2022 world men's curling championship because of a challenge from Brazil and Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Brazil, Mexico challenge Canada for 2022 men’s world curling berth

Brazil, Mexico challenge Canada for 2022 men’s world curling berth

Team Canada skip Brendan Bottcher directs his teammates against Scotland in the qualification round at the Men's World Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Friday, April 9, 2021. Canada has to win a berth in the 2022 world men's curling championship because of a challenge from Brazil and Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Wild Card team skip Casey Scheidegger releases a rock as they play Ontario in championship pool action at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Team Casey Scheidegger defeated Team Corryn Brown 6-4 on Saturday afternoon to book her ticket to the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in late November at Saskatoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Casey Scheidegger, Kelsey Rocque book Trials spot with victories

Casey Scheidegger, Kelsey Rocque book Trials spot with victories

Wild Card team skip Casey Scheidegger releases a rock as they play Ontario in championship pool action at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Team Casey Scheidegger defeated Team Corryn Brown 6-4 on Saturday afternoon to book her ticket to the Tim Hortons Curling Trials in late November at Saskatoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Team Wild Card Three skip Glenn Howard celebrates making a shot as he plays Team Yukon at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Howard served as coach at 2018 Olympics, hopes to return to Games as a player

Howard served as coach at 2018 Olympics, hopes to return to Games as a player

Team Wild Card Three skip Glenn Howard celebrates making a shot as he plays Team Yukon at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, March 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Nova Scotia skip Jill Brothers makes a shot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Long curling qualifying road to Beijing Olympics makes stop in Ottawa

Long curling qualifying road to Beijing Olympics makes stop in Ottawa

Team Nova Scotia skip Jill Brothers makes a shot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Einarson/Gushue third Brad Gushue, right, and skip Kerri Einarson discuss strategy during the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Gushue and Einarson miss podium at world mixed doubles curling championship

Canada’s Gushue and Einarson miss podium at world mixed doubles curling championship

Team Einarson/Gushue third Brad Gushue, right, and skip Kerri Einarson discuss strategy during the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Scotland took sole possession of first place in the Group A round-robin standings on May 20, 2021 at the world mixed doubles curling championship. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Scotland took sole possession of first place in the Group A round-robin standings on May 20, 2021 at the world mixed doubles curling championship. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE-Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, right, and third Brad Gushue celebrate defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, March 25, 2021. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
FILE-Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, right, and third Brad Gushue celebrate defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, March 25, 2021. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Canada , left to right, lead Briane Meilleur, third Val Sweeting, skip Kerri Einarson, and second Shannon Birchard discuss strategy against Sweden in a qualification game at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 8, 2021. Both of Canada's teams were shut out of the medals, marking the first time ever that Canada did not reach the podium at either the men's or women's worlds in the same season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Bubble Wrap: Fresh questions for Canada after medal shutout at curling worlds

Bubble Wrap: Fresh questions for Canada after medal shutout at curling worlds

Canada , left to right, lead Briane Meilleur, third Val Sweeting, skip Kerri Einarson, and second Shannon Birchard discuss strategy against Sweden in a qualification game at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 8, 2021. Both of Canada's teams were shut out of the medals, marking the first time ever that Canada did not reach the podium at either the men's or women's worlds in the same season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson leaves the ice after defeating China at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Einarson beats China 6-4, qualifies for playoffs at world curling playdowns

Canada’s Einarson beats China 6-4, qualifies for playoffs at world curling playdowns

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson leaves the ice after defeating China at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh