Following are interviews that From the Hack did with the skips of 14 teams that will be in Penticton. Aside from the two wild card teams and Team Canada, the interviews are in alphabetical order by skip:
Chelsea Carey – Wild Card Game
Team Carey won the 2016 Scotties and returned last season as Team Canada. Chelsea Carey spoke to us following her team’s win at the recent Canadian Open grand slam event:
Kerri Einarson – Wild Card Game
Team Einarson will look to qualify for the main draw at the 2018 Scotties after reaching the 3 vs 4 game in 2016. Kerri Einarson spoke to us after her team accepted their invitation to participate in the Wild Card game.
Michelle Englot – Team Canada
Team Englot lost in the final last year and return to the Scotties in the hope of taking the next step on the podium. Michelle Englot spoke to us in December following the announcement that her team would replace Team Homan as Team Canada at the 2018 Scotties.
Sherry Anderson – Saskatchewan
Sherry Anderson will be participating in her 9th Scotties and recently skipped a team to the 2017 Canadian Seniors Championship.
Mary-Anne Arsenault – Nova Scotia
Mary-Anne Arsenault is off to her 13th Scotties having won five titles while playing with Colleen Jones.
Stacie Curtis – Newfoundland & Labrador
A former Canadian Junior champion, Stacie Curtis will be playing in her 3rd consecutive Scotties and fifth overall.
Hollie Duncan – Ontario
Hollie Duncan is a two-time Canadian University Champion and will be playing in her first Scotties.
Chelsea Duncan – Yukon
Chelsea Duncan is headed to the Scotties for a fourth time. She played in the main draw in 2014 but lost in the pre-qualifier in both 2016 and 2017.
Tracy Fleury – Northern Ontario
Team Fleury is headed to their 3rd Scotties and their first since 2015. Veteran Crystal Webster is headed to the Scotties for the first time in her career.
Emilia Gagné – Québec
Emilia and her team will be going to their first Scotties. Emilia has twice represented Québec at the Canadian Junior Championships. Please note that this interview is “en français”.
Kerry Galusha – Northwest Territories
Kerry is off to her 15th Scotties, this time with 3rd Sarah Koltun who has represented the Yukon at the Scotties in the past.
Sylvie Robichaud – New Brunswick
Sylvie Robichaud is headed back to the Scotties, this time with 3rd Melissa Adams who skipped her own team for New Brunswick at the 2017 Scotties.
Casey Scheidegger – Alberta
Casey Scheidegger and her team are headed to their first Scotties. Casey spoke to us following her win at provincials as she prepared for last week’s Grand Slam event.
Kesa Van Osch – British Columbia
Kesa Van Osch is headed to her 2nd Scotties where she will be the “home team” in Penticton.
(Photo credits – All photos courtesy of Curling Canada)