Two curlers who have had a ton of success in the curling world inside the Parkland, across the province and even across Canada in the past couple of years will get another chance to keep things rolling.
Gilbert Plains Gracey Gulak and McCreary's Jaycee Terrick are heading back to the U18 Provincial Championships. The Parkland duo is playing on Team Lukowich and they earned their berth at a qualifier over the weekend.
They won their first two games before they dropped their first chance at getting a spot in a 6-3 loss against Team Walter. They would then respond, however, in their next game against Team Tober as they clinched their spot to the big dance with an 8-3 win.
"It was a pretty good feeling, that's for sure," said Gulak. "Our first goal was making the playoffs which we did, then our next goal was getting a berth. We achieved both of those goals so it means a lot to us and we're really excited."
The provincials are set for March 4-8 in Minnedosa. That's when 12 of the best women's teams in the province, including Gulak, Terrick, and the rest of Team Lukowich will compete for a spot at the nationals.
"I'm really excited, it's my fourth year taking part in this so I'm looking forward to it," said Gulak.
The foursome came together just this year. Gulak and Terrick played on Team Jensen for the past couple of years and they enjoyed incredible success by winning the past two provincial titles. That means Gulak and Terrick have played in the nationals for the past two seasons and now, they have a chance to make it a third time in a row.
"Our goal to start is just to make the playoffs and we'll go from there," said Gulak.
Based on last year's event, four teams make the page playoff. A 3-2 record was enough for a tie-breaker game last year.
Although this year's team may be a new one, the ladies are certainly meshing together well and they're off to a great start.
"I think our team is working well together," concluded Gulak. "Our practices are going well and we definitely have some good chemistry."