Team Alberta headed to World Juniors

In this country no team is better than Team Alberta. They are the curling champs. Premature? Maybe, if I were talking about the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. No, the Team Alberta I’m talking about is not skipped by Heather Nedohin, but by Jocelyn Peterman of Red Deer, the National Junior Curling champion.

“We had a lot of really close games, and we knew every game was important so we really hung in there for all of our round robin games, and we had a really great playoffs,” says Team Alberta’s skip.

Last year at the Canada Winter Games, Peterman lost to a different B.C. team 3-1 in the final. A game that was close, then tied at one in the sixth end, and then B.C. scored two points in the seventh end. This year was a different story when they faced B.C. it was payback time, sort of.

“We did lose to B.C. in the Canada games final, so we had a little bit of a B.C. grudge,” jokes Peterman.

This game was tight. The teams were closely matched in the semi-final.

“We were kind of always behind until the ninth end. I made a pretty hard double for four and then that put us ahead and we just kind of held it out through the tenth end.”

Team Alberta’s third, Brittany Tran says the game was intense.

“The semi was definitely more nerve racking. We were down in B.C., like against them, in the Round Robin as well, and we came back.” Tran doesn’t mix words when it comes to her thoughts on her team.

“We’re a very resilient team so we just stuck in there.”

After that, Team Alberta handily won the finals over Team Manitoba 12-6. Now they find themselves in unfamiliar territory, a world stage, where they’ll face global competition in Ostersund, Sweden.

But the team is sticking to their game, and only have one obstacle.

“The only thing really different is getting used to time change.” say Peterman.

Tran agrees. “Once we’re in the game and focused on what’s going on I don’t think (being in Sweden) will really affect us.”

The World Juniors go from March 3-11.

Just Posted

Klaus testifies he falsely confessed to triple-homicide in Mr. Big sting

Klaus said confessions were made in order to further position within criminal organization

Red Deer River Naturalists host guest speaker

Bradley Peter will talk about new methods of lake monitoring

Superintendent Ken Foster sees progress in city policing

Red Deer RCMP Superintendent has been on the job for a year and has seen success

Accused Jason Klaus testifies in triple-homicide trial in Red Deer

Klaus charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

Canadian screen stars want ‘action’ from industry meeting on sexual misconduct

‘Of course there’s been sexual harassment here. Absolutely. No question.’

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Feds plan to spend billions on housing strategy

However much of the $15.9 billion will not be spent until after the next election in 2019

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Most Read