(by Jonathan Brazeau)
TRURO, N.S. — Three-time Canadian Beef Masters champion Rachel Homan will have the chance to add to her haul at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event.
Rachel Homan shoots a stone during the Canadian Beef Masters semifinals on Oct. 28, 2018, in Truro, N.S. (Anil Mungal)
Homan and her Ottawa-based club earned a championship opportunity after bouncing Edmonton’s Team Chelsea Carey 6-4 in Sunday morning’s semifinals at Rath Eastlink Community Centre.
Team Homan takes on reigning Olympic gold medallists Team Anna Hasselborg. The Swedish side, who earned their first GSOC title at last month’s Princess Auto Elite 10, ousted Team Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 8-4.
Homan, a winner of seven GSOC titles, captured her third Masters right here in this very rink in 2015.
Meanwhile, Toronto’s Team John Epping collides with Calgary’s Team Kevin Koe for the men’s title.
Team Epping charged through world champions Team Niklas Edin of Sweden 8-3. Epping is a three-time GSOC winner and just needs a Masters title to complete the career Grand Slam (i.e. win all four majors).
Koe, who has five GSOC titles to his name, completed the comeback to defeat Scotland’s Team Bruce Mouat 6-5. Down by two and with only three seconds left on the clock, Koe fired a double to score three and punch his team’s ticket.