24 teams in 24 days — Day 16: Team Jones
We’re profiling all 24 teams, one per day, to get ready for the return of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling leading up to the start of the Humpty’s Champions Cup.
Day 16: Team Jones
Lineup: Jennifer Jones (skip), Kaitlyn Lawes (third), Jocelyn Peterman (second), Dawn McEwen (lead), Lisa Weagle (alternate)
Home club: St. Vital Curling Club; Winnipeg
Jones has won an Olympic gold medal, two world championships, six Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles and nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles. So, pretty much everything. It would probably be a shorter list of what Jones hasn’t won.
Weagle captured 10 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s titles with Team Homan and joined Team Jones this season.
Team Jones recently represented Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in the Calgary bubble and finished pool play with a 9-3 record. They just missed out on the playoffs losing to Alberta 9-8 in a tiebreaker.
Jones claimed the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup in 2016 in Sherwood Park, Alta., defeating Homan 7-5 in the final.
Team Jones qualified for the playoffs in all four Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events last season and finished runners-up to Team Hasselborg in the BOOST National in Conception Bay South, N.L.
The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling returns with the Humpty’s Champions Cup, April 14-18, followed by the Princess Auto Players’ Championship, April 20-25. Both events will be played at Calgary’s WinSport Arena and closed to the general public. Watch live coverage on Sportsnet, stay tuned for the broadcast schedule.