Brown rink touches down in Sochi
After a gruelling few days of travel, Corryn Brown’s Team Canada rink is in Sochi, Russia, where Draw 1 of the world junior curling championships gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Canada opens its tournament on Thursday against Denmark, which is skipped by Stephanie Risdal Nielsen.
The Brown rink — skip Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Sam Fisher, lead Sydney Fraser, fifth Cathlia Ward and coaches Ken Brown and Brian Fisher — left for Sochi on Saturday, Feb. 23, and arrived at 4 a.m. local time on Monday, Feb. 25.
Ward is the only rink member not from Kamloops. She is a New Brunswick product.
The Brown rink made stops in Calgary, Toronto and Istanbul en route to its final destination.
Canada will play nine round-robin games — Denmark on Thursday, Scotland (March 1), Russia (March 2), Japan (March 3), Czech Republic (March 4), the U.S. and Switzerland (March 5), and Norway and Sweden (March 7) — before the Page playoffs start on March 8.
The gold-medal game is slated for Sunday, March 10.
Ward is keeping a blog of the team’s experiences at worlds. Go online to cathlia.blogspot.ca to follow along.
Results from each draw will be posted on kamloopsthisweek.com.