Kaitlyn Lawes (left) and Dawn McEwen (right) of Team Jones sweep a stone during the Meridian Canadian Open in Camrose, Alta. (Anil Mungal)

Princess Auto Elite 10: Women’s Teams

August 23, 2018, 5:07 PM

Get to know the teams competing in the Princess Auto Elite 10 running Sept. 26-30 in Chatham-Kent, Ont.


MEN’S TEAMS | WOMEN’S TEAMS


Team Carey

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Chelsea Carey
Chelsea
Carey
wilkes
Sarah
Wilkes
ferguson
Dana
Ferguson
rogers
Heather
Rogers

Edmonton, AB | The reigning Meridian Canadian Open champion Carey sports an all-new team this season. Wilkes previously played on Team Kleibrink, winning the Alberta Scotties in 2017, while Ferguson won three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles with Team Sweeting. Heather Rogers is subbing for lead Rachel Brown.


Team Fleury

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Fleury
Tracy
Fleury
njegovan
Selena
Njegovan
fyfe
Liz
Fyfe
maccuish
Kristin
MacCuish

East St. Paul, MB | Fleury, from Sudbury, Ont., has found a new team this season one province over. Njegovan, Fyfe and MacCuish previously played with Team Einarson winning the Tour Challenge Tier 2 last season as well as silver medals at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


Team Hasselborg

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hasselborg
Anna
Hasselborg
mcmanus
Sara
McManus
knochenhauer
Agnes
Knochenhauer
mabergs
Sofia
Mabergs

Sundbyberg, SWE | The reigning Olympic gold medallists seek their first title in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Team Hasselborg also earned silver at the world championship last season.


Team Homan

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Homan
Rachel
Homan
Miskew
Emma
Miskew
Courtney
Joanne
Courtney
Weagle
Lisa
Weagle

Ottawa, ON | Although it’s the first Princess Auto Elite 10 women’s tournament, it’s not the first for Team Homan, who took on the men’s teams in the 2016 edition. Team Homan made history by becoming the first women’s crew to defeat a top-ranked men’s squad in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling with a victory over Team Thomas. Homan, who represented Canada at the Winter Olympics, closed out last season capturing the Humpty’s Champions Cup to earn her seventh Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title.


Team Jones

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Jones
Jennifer
Jones
Lawes
Kaitlyn
Lawes
peterman
Jocelyn
Peterman
Dawn McEwen
Dawn
McEwen

Winnipeg, MB | The reigning world champions have welcomed Jocelyn Peterman to the fold with longtime second Jill Officer stepping back into an alternate role. Peterman previously played second for Team Carey winning the Meridian Canadian Open last season. Jones has claimed a record nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s titles including last season’s Masters and Boost National.


Team Roth

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Nina
Roth
third
Tabitha
Peterson
lead
Becca
Hamilton
second
Aileen
Geving

Blaine, USA | Team Roth represented the U.S. at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. It was double duty for Hamilton, who also competed in the mixed doubles tournament with her brother, Matt Hamilton.


Team Scheidegger

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Casey
Scheidegger
third
Cary-Anne
McTaggart
second
Jessie
Haughian
lead
Kristie
Moore

Lethbridge, AB | Casey Scheidegger had a stunning top-tier debut in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling capturing the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open. The team won its provincial championship last season to represent Alberta at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


Team Sinclair

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sinclair
Jamie
Sinclair
sarah anderson
Sarah
Anderson
taylor anderson
Taylor
Anderson
walker
Monica
Walker

Blaine, USA | Team Sinclair became the first U.S. squad to capture a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the Players’ Championship last season. The club also captured the U.S. national championship and finished fourth at the worlds.


Team Tirinzoni

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paetz
Alina
Paetz
Tirinzoni
Silvana
Tirinzoni
Neuenschwander
Esther
Neuenschwander
barbezat
Melanie
Barbezat

Aarau, SUI | Tirinzoni now skips while throwing third stones following the addition of Paetz and Barbezat. Paetz previously skipped her own squad and captured the world championship for Switzerland in 2015. Tirinzoni won the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 women’s title in 2015.


Team Walker

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Laura
Walker
third
Cathy
Overton-Clapham
second
Lori
Olson-Johns
lead
Laine
Peters

Edmonton, AB | Walker has returned to the skip role with an all-new squad. Overton-Clapham and Peters won the Meridian Canadian Open last season with Team Carey while Olson-Johns captured the Tour Challenge Tier 1 with Team Sweeting.

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