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Chelsea Carey to skip Jennifer Jones’ former teammates for next season

Chelsea Carey will handle the reins at skip with Jennifer Jones’ former teammates next season.

The Winnipeg/Altona, Man., team — featuring third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lauren Lenentine — made the announcement Wednesday on social media.

Jones retired from women’s curling at the conclusion of this season after a decorated career winning Olympic gold, two world championships, six Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles and 10 Grand Slam of Curling titles. She will continue to play mixed doubles with husband Brent Laing.

Carey, who is from Winnipeg and now lives in Calgary, subbed at skip on the team for a handful of tour events this season.

She won Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles in 2016 and 2019 and captured the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open championship in 2018.

They will retain Team Jones’ points from the 2023-24 season and carry a pre-qualifier spot for next year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Jones was runner-up to Rachel Homan in this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts and finished the season No. 2 on the Canadian Team Ranking System.