Manitoba teams were awarded four of the six Wild Card berths for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the 2021 Brier.
2020 World Junior champion Mackenzie Zacharias of the Altona Curling Club, 2019 Manitoba champion Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul and Beth Peterson of Winnipeg will compete at the Scotties in Calgary later this month.
Chelsea Carey will replace Fleury at the skip position in Calgary. Fleury will stay home with her young daughter Nina who is receiving treatment for a medical condition.
To claim a Wild Card berth, three of the four players who compiled the points during the 2019-2020 season must still be on the team.
Five Manitoba teams will be competing at the Scotties which will be held February 19 - 28 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Zacharias, Team Fleury and Peterson will join reigning Canadian champion Kerri Einarson and Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg who will be representing Manitoba.
Mike McEwen of Winnipeg, Kevin Koe of Calgary and Glenn Howard of Toronto are the Wild Card teams for the Brier.
2020 Viterra champion Jason Gunnlaugson will represent Manitoba at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship which will also be held in Calgary.
Written by Clayton Dreger