Thursday, November 10, 2011

Officer set to deliver

Paul Wiecek has a nice story on the very pregnant Jill Officer, who is just a few weeks away from giving birth to her first child. And, as he points out, in her absence, the Jennifer Jones team hasn't exactly been burning up the Tour.

 With a combination of longtime fifth Jennifer Clark-Rouire and former Quebec champion Joelle Sabourin playing in place of Officer, the Jones juggernaut has left a lot of money on the table through six events. While they've qualified in four out of those six events, they've only won once -- way back in September at a European event in Oslo.
 Meanwhile, the skipper is seeing nothing but blue sky, which isn't unusual for her.

"We're really happy with where we are," Jones said. "We didn't have any expectations -- we never do -- and we feel like we're getting better with each weekend and we're in a really good spot."
Right now, Officer is hoping to get back on the ice by the end of the year and re-join her squad in time for the playdowns. That won't be an easy route for the rink, considering the fine play of Cathy Overton-Clapham's squad.

Oh and just wondering . . . in the picture with the article, are those little curling rocks on the wall in the baby's room?

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