- ‘It’s been an amazing journey, and we are so grateful,’ the squad said on Twitter.
- One of the world’s leading women’s curling teams is separating up.
Women’s curling team to split:
Team Jennifer Jones declared on Twitter on Monday that players would go their ways at the season’s end, stating, “We wanted our fans and the curling society to listen to it from us first that we have chosen to go in different paths once the season is over.’
“It’s been an excellent journey, and we are so grateful for every match and every moment spent together over the previous few years.”
Dawn McEwen, the lead for Team Jones, declared two days earlier that she’d chosen to quit at the end of the season. The 41-year-old mother of two young daughters had played with Jones for 14 years.
“We couldn’t have more respect or admiration for each other, and we will persist in helping each other in whatever comes next,” the announcement said.
Jones won Olympic gold in 2014 in Sochi, a two-time world conqueror (2008, 2018), and two-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion. The Winnipeg skip guided her team to the Beijing Olympics, where they didn’t progress to the medal round.
Third, Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jocelyn Peterman, and alternate Lisa Weagle make up the remainder of the team, ranked No. 5 globally.
Source – cbc.ca