Skipped Quebec to silver medal at 2002 Canadian junior curling championships
SUMMERSIDE – Martin Crête has fond memories of Summerside.
Crête is playing third stone for Jean-Michel Ménard’s rink at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at Eastlink Arena this week. It is the first time Crête has been back in the Prince County city since skipping Quebec to the silver medal at the 2002 Canadian junior curling championships.
Martin Crête is the third stone for the Jean-Michel Ménard rink competing in this week’s 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event in Summerside. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer
“It brings back good memories from my junior days,” said Crête in an interview with the Journal Pioneer. “It’s good to be back here.”
Team Ménard’s goal this week is to earn one of the two men’s berths up for grabs in the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa from Dec. 2 to 10. That competition will determine the Canadian men’s and women’s four-person curling teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.
“We want to play well all week long so we can get to second part of the qualification,” said Crête. “We want to have fun, try to stay relaxed and not look too far ahead.”
He is also hoping history repeats itself, and Team Ménard goes on a run like he experienced in 2002.