National returning to Sault Ste. Marie for 2017-18

April 7, 2017, 2:09 PM

Get set for the encore, the National is coming back to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The second major and third event of the 2017-18 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season returns to the Essar Centre running Nov. 14-19 and features 15 of the top men’s teams and 15 of the top women’s teams from around the world.

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It’ll be the second consecutive season and third time in four years Sault Ste. Marie has hosted the event. Brad Jacobs made it a homecoming to remember last year as the reigning Olympic champion won his second career Grand Slam title defeating Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers in an electric final.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg’s Kerri Einarson captured her first elite-level Grand Slam championship with a victory over Silvana Tirinzoni in the women’s final.

The National is one of the original four events in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling dating back to the inaugural 2001-02 season.