Friday, December 14, 2012
Rookies Mark Ideson (ON) Dennis Thiessen (MB) join skip Jim Armstrong (ON) and Sonja Gaudet Ina Forrest (CA) on Team Canada 2013
Well it seems that some of the rumours were true as Rookies Mark Ideson (ON) Dennis Thiessen (MB) join skip Jim Armstrong (ON) and Sonja Gaudet Ina Forrest (CA) on Team Canada 2013.
The change sees Jim return to skip with his third yet to be determined. Team Canada says they are committed to 2 women in the line up. The slection see Torino's Gerry Austgarden and rookies Ben Lessard (QC) and Mike Munro (ON) miss cut but it did not seem to be that much of a surprise to many of the speculators.
Team Canada 2013 will train at the Richmond Curling Club in BC this weekend as they begin the press on to Sochi, Russia. The selection comes on the heals of Armstrong and Iddeson recent annoucement that they would be playing together in the OCA playdowns. This is the first time since Chris Daw was skip that the Ilderton curling club has had someone on Team Canada and even any one from Ontario has been selected to the final roster.
With the selection both Mark Ideson (ON) and Dennis Thiessen (MB) gain D (development) carding through Sport Canada. Interesting to see were or when Jim will return to the carding program.