Rachel Homan caps impressive season with Champions Cup title

Homan, Jacobs win Champions Cup titles

CALGARY — Rachel Homan capped an impressive season of curling by winning the Champions Cup.

The Ottawa skip downed Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 5-4 in the title draw at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday in the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season.

“It’s really exciting that we were able to finish the season off with a win,” said Homan. “Team Hasselborg played really well, we had to fight for every shot.”

Hasselborg led 4-3 going into the final end, but Homan grabbed a deuce for the victory.

Homan was joined by her usual teammates, third Emma Miskew and lead Lisa Weagle.

Sarah Wilkes subbed in for regular second Joanne Courtney, who was absent while playing in the world mixed doubles championship with Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers. They captured silver to help Canada clinch an Olympic spot in mixed doubles for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Homan won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts earlier this season to qualify for the Champions Cup. She also became the first women’s skip to go undefeated (13-0) en route to gold at the 2017 world championship.

Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., won the men’s title, downing Calgary’s Kevin Koe 6-2 in the final.

Jacobs scored two in the second end and never trailed. Koe replied with two of his own in the third, but Jacobs scored the final four points before the two skips shook hands after seven ends.

Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden made the final of four Grand Slam of Curling events this season, also winning the National.

“We’ve been in our fair share of finals and lost a couple of times, so any time you can win one is great,” said Jacobs. 

Koe was joined by third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert.

Team Homan and Team Jacobs both take home $40,000 for their victories. They also earned automatic berths into next season’s Champions Cup.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Fernie and RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Peanut Butter Campaign supports local food banks

Both Save On Foods in Fernie and Overwaitea in Sparwood participated in… Continue reading

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

Freezing rain warning in effect for B.C. Southern Interior

Environment Canada issued the freezing rain warning for most of the Southern Interior Tuesday morning

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

Most Read