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Gushue, Homan among teams to watch during Olympic curling trials

​World champions Brad Gushue and Rachel Homan will pretension a margin during a 2018 Canadian Olympic curling trials.

The foe famous as a Roar of a Rings will be hold Dec. 2-10 during Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Gushue, from St. John’s, and Homan, from Ottawa, both went undefeated during their particular universe championships after winning inhabitant titles progressing in a season.

Seven men’s teams and 7 women’s teams had their appearance for a trials reliable Monday in a recover by Curling Canada.

Joining Gushue in a men’s margin are reigning Olympic champion Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers, Toronto’s John Epping, Calgary’s Kevin Koe, Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock and Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen.

Reigning Olympic women’s champion Jennifer Jones will join Homan in a women’s margin along with Calgary’s Chelsea Carey, Winnipeg’s Michelle Englot, Alli Flaxey of Caledon, Ont., Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., and Edmonton’s Val Sweeting.

The finish margin will be dull out after a Nov. 6-12 Road to a Roar pre-trials during Credit Union Place in Summerside, P.E.I. Two men’s teams and dual women’s teams from that 24-team margin will validate for a Olympic Trials.

The subordinate routine for a Roar of a Rings began in a 2014-15 season. Teams could close adult berths by winning a inhabitant pretension (and reaching a lectern during a universe championship), winning a Home Hardware Canada Cup or around opening on a Canadian Team Ranking System.

Field to be finalized by late May

Canadian curling teams have reached a lectern in each Olympic curling foe given a foe was re-introduced as a award foe during a 1998 Nagano Games.

Jones warranted a approach berth into a 2013 Roar of a Rings before winning a Trials and afterwards Olympic gold. Jacobs came out of a Road to a Roar foe before winning a trials and an Olympic title.

The Road to a Roar margin is approaching to be finalized after this month.

Curlers will have another approach to paint their nation during a 2018 Games now that churned doubles is on a Olympic program.

Canada cumulative a berth in a Olympic margin during final week’s universe churned doubles curling championship in Lethbridge, Alta.

Edmonton’s Joanne Courtney, who plays second on Homan’s team, won china with Carruthers. They forsaken a 6-5 preference to Switzerland’s Martin Rios and Jenny Perret in a final.

Curlers who validate for a Olympics in a four-man or four-woman group events will not be authorised to paint Canada in churned doubles.

Canada’s churned doubles pairing for a Games will be dynamic during a Jan. 2-7 subordinate eventuality during a site to be determined.

The PyeongChang Winter Games will be hold Feb. 9-25.

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