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TORONTO (December 2, 2014) – TSN today announced that Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard will be joining the network as a guest analyst for its live coverage of the Seasons of Champions’ opening event, the 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP.
Live coverage of the 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 3) at 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN with round robin draws and culminates on Sunday, Dec. 7 with the men’s and women’s finals (see below for complete broadcast schedule).
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Bernard joins TSN’s acclaimed curling broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Vic Rauter and analyst Russ Howard, a two-time Brier champion and 2006 Olympic gold medallist, in the booth at Encana Arena in Camrose, Alta.
“I have been a huge fan of TSN’s curling coverage over the years and I am thrilled to join Vic and Russ in the booth this week. I also want to wish the talented Linda Moore all the best on her retirement. I’ve personally learned so much from her analysis over the years,” said Bernard. “Working the CANADA CUP here in Camrose is especially exciting for me because it kicks off a new era in Canadian curling. With so many new teams this season, the battle for the first Olympic Pre-Trial spots is sure to be fierce.”
The curling veteran led her rink to a silver medal on home soil at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Bernard also competed in four Scotties Tournament of Hearts events, winning a silver medal in 1996.
As announced yesterday, longtime TSN curling analyst Linda Moore, the 1985 Canadian and World Champion and 1988 Olympic gold medallist, is retiring from her broadcasting career due to a chronic health condition.
TSN will introduce a roster of guest analysts to join its best-in-class curling coverage throughout the 2014-15 season.
Curling on TSN
Each year, TSN brings Canadians more than 300 hours of live action from Seasons of Champions curling events, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament Of Hearts, Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, World Women’s Curling Championship, World Financial Group Continental Cup, and M&M Canadian Juniors.
This year, TSN complemented its robust Seasons of Champions lineup with the addition of last week’s 2014 EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS to its curling broadcast schedule.
TSN’s complete 2014-15 curling broadcast schedule is listed on TSN.ca.
2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP
The 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP features the country’s top seven men’s and top seven women’s teams.
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games gold medallist Jennifer Jones, the women’s CANADA CUP champion in 2007 and 2011, headlines a competitive lineup of women’s teams that includes two-time defending Scotties champion and world silver medallist Rachel Homan, Val Sweeting, Sherry Middaugh, Sherry Anderson, Heather Nedohin, and Allison Flaxey.
The men’s competition, headed up by Sochi 2014 gold medallist Brad Jacobs, includes a strong men’s field of John Morris, Kevin Koe, Glenn Howard, Mike McEwen, Brad Gushue, and Jim Cotter.
The two winners will earn the right to compete for Team Canada at the 2015 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP. They will also secure the first two spots in the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-trials events and entry to the 2015 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Draw #1 – 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN
Draw #2 – 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Draw #3 – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Thursday, Dec. 4
Draw #4 – 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN
Draw #5 – 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Draw #6 – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
Friday, Dec. 5
Draw #7 – 10:30 a.m. ET on TSN
Draw #8 – 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Draw #9 – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5
Saturday, Dec. 6
Tiebreaker – 10 a.m. ET on TSN2
Women's Semifinal – 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Men's Semifinal – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, Dec. 7
Women’s Final – 12 noon ET on TSN
Men's Final – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
All 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP draws are also available live and on demand via TSN GO.
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