Saguenay Canada Sports
With the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships looming, there will be no shortage of compelling storylines this weekend in B.C.
Rachel Homan will make her Olympic debut after leading her curling team to gold in Sochi in 2014, their first ever medal at the Olympics. She took time off after winning gold in Sochi but says she is excited to be back and ready for the competitions in PyeongChang. Closet, who finished fourth in Sochi this winter, said she will return to the Olympics to represent her country and her family. If she ever makes it onto the Olympic podium and keeps her fingers crossed she can finally win an Olympic medal.
As always, Saguenay will be home to a wealth of talent, including two current Junior World Champions. At the PyeongChang Olympics, athletes can look forward to many different sporting activities, and everyone can use the facilities left behind during the Games in Canada to enjoy them, including many of the different sports.
The 30-year-old athlete will make his Olympic debut this year and will compete alongside Kaillie Humphries as a bobsleigh pilot. Saskatchewan - Skip Kelly Schafer is in his second Olympics and ready for her first Olympics. Canadian Junior World Championship, with Alex Horvath, who won it by throwing the lead rock for Tyler Tardi's team. The 28-year-old, who is originally from a ski family, is one of several athletes who have made their Olympic debuts over the years.
The 27-year-old, who started speed skating in 1996, won a silver medal with Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as a member of the women's team. The 20-year-old is one of Canada's best skaters in men's hockey. The 26-year-old is part of a team featuring some of Canada's leading scorers, including two - Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Alex DeBrincat, as well as former junior world champion and World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Ryan Spooner.
After gold in Vancouver and silver in Sochi, the pair, who also carried the Canadian flag at this year's opening ceremony, have their sights set on the podium for the third time. Justine and her sister Chloe made history at the 2010 Winter Olympics when they won their first gold medal in the 500m, finished second in their respective events and finished third - a number of sisters who won gold or silver in the same Winter Olympics.
Meanwhile, the bottom three teams from each pool will move into the seeding pool, where they will face three teams from the opposite pool to determine the final placement and determine the seeding for the 2021 Canadian Mixed Championships. If the two losing teams meet simultaneously in the bronze medal games, two of the winners advance to the final for the gold medal.
Team Canada will be chasing a third consecutive world title and the gold medal winner will wear the Maple Leaf for the first time in its history. Mike Anderson's team from Ontario won gold at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles, while Colin Kurz's Manitoba team took gold in Aberdeen, Scotland, two weeks ago. A Saskatchewan team won the Centennial Cup last year, leaving Ontario with the highest overall score.
The Sagueneens wear a hairdressing bar design that reminds of old hockey jerseys from school. The arena is the quintessence of Quebec Hockey Barn, named after the former head coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Georges Vezina. Outside the CentreGeorges - VeZina a crucifix was erected for the church hockey, and it is one of only two crucifixes in the world, one in Canada and the other in North America.
The team is owned by the city of Saguenay and is led by an 11-member board of directors, composed of the mayor, the head coach and the general manager of the team, Jean Beliveau. His father Gervais, a former owner, tragically drowned in Lac-Sainte-Jean (he was actually discovered by local ice hockey legend Rolland Heber).
Spooner, 27, was part of the women's hockey team that brought Scarborough back to Canadian national sport, winning a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2016 Winter Games. Burgess' Nova Scotia team consisted of Peter Burgess' niece Lindsey Burgess, who played the lead role and played the same position for her father's team. Daharia Beatty also competed for Canada at last year's Olympics, helping the Canadian women's relay team to the final of their gold medal match against the United States.
Lennox Lewis, who won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics, competed in the 1983 Winter Games in Canada. Lewis, who is now considered one of the best heavyweight boxers in the world, won gold medals in the 81-kilogram class for Ontario.
In the winter of 1976 Jonquiere was part of the Canadian gold medal team at the Montreal Winter Olympics. Only one team from Quebec has won the Canadian mixed, and that was Marv Wirth of Alberta in 1967, ahead of Larry McGrath of Saskatchewan, who won it in Quebec City. Jean - Michel Menard skipped Quebec to win in Weyburn, Sask in 2001. Cory Heggestad of Ontario last won the Canadian mixed at Mount Royal, Ont., in 2013.