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Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells to her sweepers at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Defending champion Einarson stays unbeaten in Tournament of Hearts

Players suggest a spectator-free debut made it less intimidating

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells to her sweepers at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells to her sweepers at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Young Quebec team in the hunt to join Einarson, Homan in Hearts’ championship round

Young Quebec team in the hunt to join Einarson, Homan in Hearts’ championship round

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells to her sweepers at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan reacts to her shot against Team Alberta at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ratings down 17 per cent on opening weekend of Canadian women’s curling championship

Ratings down 17 per cent on opening weekend of Canadian women’s curling championship

Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan reacts to her shot against Team Alberta at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones makes her last shot against Team Saskatchewan as second Jocelyn Peterman, left, and lead Lisa Weagle sweep at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on February 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Jennifer Jones reaches career wins milestone in Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones reaches career wins milestone in Tournament of Hearts

Team Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones makes her last shot against Team Saskatchewan as second Jocelyn Peterman, left, and lead Lisa Weagle sweep at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on February 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson makes a shot against Team Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Quebec rookies hit their stride in national women’s curling championship

Quebec rookies hit their stride in national women’s curling championship

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson makes a shot against Team Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A player's broom rests beside a rock directing a teammate where to aim for at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Curlers drawn to diversions in bubble life

Curlers drawn to diversions in bubble life

A player's broom rests beside a rock directing a teammate where to aim for at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Alberta skip Laura Walker, left, laughs with third Kate Cameron at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Chelsea Carey finding Hearts success with yet another new team

Carey was initially recruited as Tracy Fleury’s alternate

Team Alberta skip Laura Walker, left, laughs with third Kate Cameron at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Manitoba skip Kerri Einarson, third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur (left to right) pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts schedule

Schedule of play for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian…

Manitoba skip Kerri Einarson, third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur (left to right) pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Team Ontario skip Glenn Howard skip speaks with coach Wayne Middaugh during round robin competition against Team Saskatchewan at the Brier curling championship in Ottawa on March 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Veteran curler Wayne Middaugh to join Team Glenn Howard in Brier bubble next month

Veteran curler Wayne Middaugh to join Team Glenn Howard in Brier bubble next month

Team Ontario skip Glenn Howard skip speaks with coach Wayne Middaugh during round robin competition against Team Saskatchewan at the Brier curling championship in Ottawa on March 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Prince Edward Island’s Birt is bubble-bound but first wants provincial title

Prince Edward Island’s Birt is bubble-bound but first wants provincial title

Ontario skip Glenn Howard watches a rock as they play Newfoundland and Labrador in draw 15 action at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Curling Canada has decided to use the national ranking system as its selection criteria for the final wild-card berths at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian rankings to be used to determine final wild-card spots at Scotties and Brier

Canadian rankings to be used to determine final wild-card spots at Scotties and Brier

Ontario skip Glenn Howard watches a rock as they play Newfoundland and Labrador in draw 15 action at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Curling Canada has decided to use the national ranking system as its selection criteria for the final wild-card berths at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher visualizes his delivery as he takes on Team Wild Card during the championship round at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher visualizes his delivery as he takes on Team Wild Card during the championship round at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Skip Brendan Bottcher celebrates his victory over Team Koe in the men’s final of the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Saskatoon, Sask., on April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

National federation adds two more wild-card teams to the field at Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier

Skip Brendan Bottcher celebrates his victory over Team Koe in the men’s final of the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Saskatoon, Sask., on April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith
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

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
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

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
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

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
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