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Team Fay will represent Nova Scotia at 2015 Canada Games


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Jennifer Smith of Berwick will compete for Nova Scotia at the 2015 Canada Games in Prince George, B.C.

The curling team of skip Mary Fay of Chester, Smith, Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc went a perfect 3-0 at the Canada Games trials Feb. 28 - March 2 to punch their ticket to the Games.

The Canada Games trials were contested at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, with four teams on both the girls’ and boys’ side vying to represent the province in B.C.

Team Fay, which captured a bronze medal at the Canadian Juniors earlier this year in Liverpool, opened the competition Feb. 28 with a 6-3 win over Sarah Snair. A score of four by Team Fay in the fifth end was the difference in the game.

On March 1, Team Fay topped Cassie Cocks by the same 6-3 score. The next morning, Team Fay improved to 3-0 with a 7-3 win over Cocks to finish the tournament undefeated and secure the Games berth.

 “I’ve known since I started curling that I wanted to go somewhere with it, and the Canada Games was always a big goal of mine,” said Smith.

“Since joining Team Fay, we made it our own team goal to get there. Achieving that goal this past weekend was an amazing feeling.

“It’s been a long three years waiting for this opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to being part of the Nova Scotia Canada Games team.”

Smith’s mother, Karla, says Team Fay “got together just before the last Canada Games specifically for that purpose.” The girls competed at the last Canada Games trials, but were not successful.

“It’s nice for teenage girls to be able to achieve their dreams,” Smith added,

 

 

Jennifer Smith of Berwick will compete for Nova Scotia at the 2015 Canada Games in Prince George, B.C.

The curling team of skip Mary Fay of Chester, Smith, Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc went a perfect 3-0 at the Canada Games trials Feb. 28 - March 2 to punch their ticket to the Games.

The Canada Games trials were contested at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, with four teams on both the girls’ and boys’ side vying to represent the province in B.C.

Team Fay, which captured a bronze medal at the Canadian Juniors earlier this year in Liverpool, opened the competition Feb. 28 with a 6-3 win over Sarah Snair. A score of four by Team Fay in the fifth end was the difference in the game.

On March 1, Team Fay topped Cassie Cocks by the same 6-3 score. The next morning, Team Fay improved to 3-0 with a 7-3 win over Cocks to finish the tournament undefeated and secure the Games berth.

 “I’ve known since I started curling that I wanted to go somewhere with it, and the Canada Games was always a big goal of mine,” said Smith.

“Since joining Team Fay, we made it our own team goal to get there. Achieving that goal this past weekend was an amazing feeling.

“It’s been a long three years waiting for this opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to being part of the Nova Scotia Canada Games team.”

Smith’s mother, Karla, says Team Fay “got together just before the last Canada Games specifically for that purpose.” The girls competed at the last Canada Games trials, but were not successful.

“It’s nice for teenage girls to be able to achieve their dreams,” Smith added,

 

 

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