Congratulations to Team Stacie Devereaux, Erin Porter, Lauren Wasylkiw, Heather Martin & coach Craig Withycombe - Newfoundland&Labrador Scotties provincial champs! They will represent their province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston ON from Feb 16-24, 2013.
The team started off the provincials with two come from behind wins - taking two in the 10th end, and stealing the extra end - to go 2-0. They then beat Team Heather Strong - defending champs to go 3-0, and the finished off the round robin with another victory to finish at 4-0.
By going undefeated and reaching the finals undefeated, they had to be beaten twice by eventual finalist Heather Strong.
In the 1st final game, Team Strong came out with the 10-5 victory.
In the 2nd final game, a see-saw battle emerged, and Team Strong took 3 in the 8th end to go up 6-5. But Team Devereaux remained calm and came right back with a 3-spot of their own in the 9th end to go up 8-6. In the 10th end, Strong managed a single point and the final score was 8-7 Stacie Devereaux.
With their never give up attitude and hard work, they have achieved their objective and are off to nationals!
Congratulations ladies! We are proud to be one of the team's supporters!
This is the 3rd national championship this year that Hardline Curling and the Ice Pad will be taking part in - Mixed Nationals with Team Quebec (Fournier), Junior Nationals with Team Quebec (Asselin), and now Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Team Nfld/Lab (Devereaux).