2017 is a big year in Canada with our 150th Anniversary celebrations and the 24th annual BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel! We couldn't be happier with the interest again this year from around the world in our event and our invitational field is now complete. Last year we welcomed China and British Columbia men for the first time and this year we are thrilled that teams from Sweden, France and two teams from British Columbia will make our SuperSpiel one to remember.
Headlining our women's field this year are Teams Selina Witschonke (Swiss), Madison Bear (USA), Team Woolpower Östersund (Sweden) together with Kaitlyn Jones (NS), Megan Smith (NOnt), Team Sarah Daniels (BC). Together they are the 2017 WJC #5 and #7, the Swedish #2 Junior and #3 Women's, the 2016 WJC Gold, the 2017 Canadian Junior Bronze and 2016 Canadian Junior Silver representatives respectively. This great field will be joined by Teams PEI – Lauren Lenentine, Nfld – Brooke Godsland, NB – Samantha Crook, MB – MacKenzie Zacharias and QC – Laurie St-Georges, all provincial champs or qualifier winners to qualify to our event.
Headlining our men's field this year are Teams Andrew Stopera (USA), Jan Hess (Swiss), Matthew Hall (Ont), Tanner Horgan (NOnt), JT Ryan (MB), and Matthew Manual (NS) – the 2017 WJC Silver and #6, the 2017 Canadian Junior Silver, Bronze (and 2016 Silver), #4 and #5 representatives respectively. A terrific field who will be joined by Teams France – Theo Lucroz (WJB #4), NB – Liam Marin, NL – Greg Blyde, BC – Kyle Habkirk and QC – Antoine Provencher.
The BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel will kick off at the Navy CC at 3pm on Oct 26th at our annual Pro-Am, where young OVCA curlers got to play with Pros from the SuperSpiel. The SuperSpiel itself begins play at four clubs at 9am on Friday, Oct 27th, finishing with the finals at City View CC at 4pm, Sunday, Oct 29th. All venues are open to the public and the games are played to full houses.
Admission is free and fans will witness high calibre curling all weekend.
Come on out and see the next crop of Olympians!