After many triumphs but a heartbreaking loss in the final at the World Junior Curling Championships, Carleton students Emma Miskew and Lynn Kreviazuk have a silver medal to commemorate their team’s last game together.
Miskew, a third-year industrial design student and Kreviazuk, a first-year political science student, are part of the Ottawa Curling Club’s Team Homan, which also includes Rachel Homan and Laura Crocker. The team came achingly close to victory at the championships last month in Switzerland but lost in the final against Sweden.
“To say that you won a silver medal at a world championship is still pretty incredible,” says Kreviazuk.
This is the last season the four will play together because Miskew and Homan will no longer qualify to be juniors and move into the women’s category.
Miskew, the team’s third, says they played very well at the world juniors, up until the final.
“It’s a challenging situation where you feel great and happy that you brought back silver but also a little sad that you couldn’t bring back the gold,” says Miskew.
Putting their silver medals on the shelf, the team is already looking ahead to a very different season next year with the departure of Miskew and Homan.
“It’s definitely going to be a new experience,” says Kreviazuk, about playing with two new teammates. “But I’m really excited for it.”
As for Miskew, she’s looking forward to new curling challenges.
“I’m probably going to miss juniors a bit,” she says. “But it’s exciting to move forward.”
Coach Earle Morris says he’s extremely proud of his team and that the future is bright.
“The Olympics in 2014 is something that’s very realistic for them and I’d love to see it happen.”