Change for Team Canada - Say good bye to Bruno and hello to Jack!
As Canada perpares for world championships in CHUNCHEON CITY, GANGWON PROVINCE , SOUTH KOREA.
Canada changes the line up, even if only a small change it does make a change. Jack Smart will be joining the established team from the Vancouver Paralympic Gold Medal team of skip Jim Armstrong, third Darryl Neighbour,second Ina Forrest, lead Sonja Gaudet and coach(s) Joe Rea, Wendy Morgan.
Although it maybe a surprise to some it may be a start to the development of a new team some where down the road post 2014. Jack steps in for Bruno a 2 year vet of the spot and Bruno we can only spectulate would move down the line. This would then have us wonder were 2010 National Champion skip Chris Sobkowicz fits into the mix.
Jack will bring a well rounded addition to the spot, basically being able to fill any postiion should it be needed. Long time third for Bruno and an accomplished skip himself; Jack has to be proud of the work it has taken to reach this international stage.
The question will remain for those which were involved in a seris of development camps, who may be next or will Jack settle in for the long term?
Only time and results will tell.
Updates including a full teams lists, and schedule for Gangwon will be posted by the end of the weekend.
Congratulations Jack and Good Luck!