(by Jeremy Fraser)
The Jill Brothers rink will represent Nova Scotia at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts next month in Calgary.
The Brothers’ rink was asked to represent the province after the Nova Scotia Curling Association cancelled its provincial playdowns earlier this week due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Halifax-based Brothers rink [which includes PEI native Erin Carmody at third stone] had until Wednesday at 4 p.m. to decide whether they would attend the tournament, however, they requested a 24-hour extension, which was granted by the association.
If the Brothers’ rink had declined the invite, Sydney River’s Christina Black and her team would have been next in line for the Scotties.
The Nova Scotia Curling Association has confirmed the Brothers team has accepted the invitation.
On Monday, the association officially cancelled the playdowns, which were scheduled for Jan. 23-31 at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow.
The Brothers’ rink was offered the spot because they were the 2021 money list leader following three tournaments in the fall.