Nova Scotia’s Jill Brothers rink, with PEI’s Erin Carmody in Scotties opening draw Fri. at 9:30 pm (Guardian)

Jill Brothers won’t get to add a fourth diamond to her Scotties Tournament of Hearts pendant when she arrives in Calgary this week, but she’s okay with that.

The Mayflower skip will take the trip to the national championship in search of a bigger prize.

The Mayflower rink of skip Jill Brothers, left, third Erin Carmody, fifth Kim Kelly, second Jenn Brine and lead Emma Logan will represent Nova Scotia at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, beginning on Friday. – Contributed

 “It’s about the trip to the big show and being able to play for it all. The coveted rings will be award to the top three teams.”

Nova Scotia is one of the many provinces that didn’t hold a provincial championship due to the raging world of COVID-19, so Brothers’ rink earned the berth based on their provincial point rankings for the 2020 season.

Third Erin Carmody, second Jenn Brine, lead Emma Logan, fifth Kim Kelly and coach Daryell Nowlan will join Brothers as Nova Scotia’s representative in the bubble-environment at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Olympic Park.

The Nova Scotia rink opens the competition on Friday evening (9:30 p.m. AT) against Alberta’s  Walker.

For Carmody, the game is an opportunity to play under the bright television lights against her former skip in Edmonton six years ago.

“It will be nice to see Laura again. And to be on television, it will be a good one,” said the Summerside native. “I think we are used to it. We have all played the TV games, so that will be no different than in the past.”

Click to read the full story by George Myrer in The Guardian

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