Team Alberta will be represented by Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin who will be skipping at her second National Championship. She finished 6-5 at the 2000 Scott Tournament of Hearts in Prince George, British Columbia. Nedohin defeated Jessie Kaufman 8-5 Sunday in Leduc.
Nedohin has significant experience at the National Championship. She won the Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1998 as a third to Cathy King. Nedohin also represented Alberta at the 1997 Scott Tournament of Hearts.
Other very notable names are defending champion Amber Holland of Team Canada, 2007 World Champion Kelly Scott of British Columbia and 2008 World Champion Jennifer Jones of Manitoba.
This will be eighth time that the province of Alberta has hosted the Canadian National Women’s Curling Championship and the second time for the city of Red Deer.
Red Deer last hosted the event in 2004. That year Team Canada skipped by Colleen Jones defeated Team Quebec skipped by Marie-France Larouche 7-4. Larouche will be representing Quebec at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
The other returning skip from 2004 is Heather Smith-Dacey of Nova Scotia. It’s interesting that Smith-Dacey’s front end that year was second Laine Peters and lead Beth Iskiw.
Iskiw is now Nedohin’s third and Peters is Nedohin’s lead.
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