Corryn Brown rink brushing up for university championship
Contributed: Thompson Rivers University
SPORTS — The Corryn Brown Foursome has arrived in Ontario gearing up to battle for the 2015 CIS/CCA University Curling championship.
It is the second time that the foursome — which consists of lead Ashley Nordin, second Samantha Fraser, third Erin Pincott and fifth Sydney Fraser — has represented Thompson Rivers University.
“We are all very excited to have another shot at the title, “Brown said. “After a fourth place finish last year, we are looking to improve on our performance.”
The rink has been very hot of late. They finished first at the recent Western University championships in Edmonton, Alberta. They were also one of the top rinks at the Canadian Junior women’s championships in Newfoundland (which was won by Kelsey Rocque of Alberta — who is also at this event representing the Alberta Pandas).
“We were very pleased with how we played at the Westerns and hope to continue it on for the Nationals,” Brown said. “Most have us have national event experience so we have an idea of what pressures to expect in Waterloo.”
“We are familiar with some of the teams which will be at Nationals,” Brown replied when asked about the competition. “Kelsey Rocque finished second last year’s championships. Carly Howard of Wilfred Laurier finished third so both those teams will be tough competitors. The field at this year’s event seems to be very even. We won’t be taking any team for granted.”
The TRU foursome arrived in Waterloo over the weekend to get used to the time zone. They have their first practice in Waterloo on Tuesday. “That will allow us to get used to the ice surface there,” Brown adds. “We are all every excited to play in the Nationals and are proud to be representing TRU.”
The Brown foursome opens up against UPEI in her first match on Wednesday at Noon EDT and then Alberta at 8 p.m. EDT.
Thursday’s games are against Saint Mary’s 8 a.m. EDT, SFX at 4 p.m. EDT and Laurier at 8 p.m. EDT.
Her final two round robin games on Friday are against Brock at Noon EDT and Guelph at 8 p.m. EDT. The playoffs and championship/bronze medal matches are set for Saturday, March 21 st at the KW Granite Curling Club.
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