Sweeting wins Scotties for the second straight year

Val Sweeting is once again a national curling champion.

Sweeting, who was born in Redvers and hails from Maryfield, was the third on Kerri Einarson’s Team Canada rink that was competing out of Gimli, Man. The Einarson rink defeated Ontario’s Rachel Homan 8-7 in the Scotties final to win the national championship for the second straight year.

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The Einarson rink went 7–1 in the round robin, with their only loss coming against Ontario's Rachel Homan. They qualified for the championship round, where they went 3-1. Their combined 10-2 record left them as the second seed, so they had to go through the semifinal, which they won 9-3 over Alberta’s Laura Walker, to reach the final.

Sweeting was named the First Team All-Star third for the second year in a row.

The Einarson rink was Team Canada because they were the defending national champions.

The Women’s World Curling Championships were initially cancelled, but it was announced Friday that the event would happen from April 30-May 9 in Calgary. 

Sweeting has been one of the top women’s curlers in the country for the past decade. She won silver as the skip for Team Alberta at the 2014 and 2015 Scotties. 

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