Kate Cameron shoots a stone during the 2017 Boost National in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Anil Mungal)

Cameron, Westcott staying together after Team Englot ends

February 19, 2018, 7:53 PM

It’s now official: Team Englot is disbanding.

While skip Michelle Englot made it no secret about retiring after the season (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), the Winnipeg-based club formally announced the news Monday and revealed the rest of the team’s plans.

Second Leslie Wilson-Westcott is also hanging up the brush, for now at least, as she’ll be taking a break to finish her master’s degree while third Kate Cameron and lead Raunora Westcott are sticking together for another Olympic cycle.

Cameron and sisters-in-law Wilson-Westcott and Westcott played with skip Kristy McDonald during the first couple seasons of the quadrennial. McDonald stepped back from competitive curling in 2016 to spend more time with her family.

Englot, a seven-time Saskatchewan champion from Regina, came aboard and added another provincial title winning the 2017 Manitoba Scotties. Team Englot topped the round-robin standings at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and reached the final but fell to Rachel Homan’s team from Ontario in an extra end for the championship.

Their runner-up finish earned them the Team Canada auto-berth back to this year’s Canadian women’s curling championship with Homan unable to attend as her club also won the Olympic Trials to represent the nation at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Englot qualified for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship pool but missed the Page playoffs finishing with a 6-5 round-robin record.

Team Englot went 2-6 through the Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials this season.