Law runs out of options

CON GRIWKOWSKY -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:14 AM ET

Kelley Law, the 2002 Olympic curling bronze medallist, will not be defending her Canadian title after she was eliminated from the Canada Cup West yesterday. After winning her opener, Law dropped decisions to Cathy King, Lois Fowler and was eliminated by relatively unknown Saskatchewan curler Patty Rocheleu.

The New Westminster curler, who took a year off curling to have a baby, has already lost out in the lower mainland district playdowns. She has not earned an invitation to the Canada Cup this spring and only sits at No. 20 on the women's money list.

"It's a shame,'' said Kevin Martin, the men's silver medallist at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

Martin has more than a passing curiosity in the goings-on in the Canada Cup East, running concurrently with this event in Ottawa.

"How's Glenn Howard doing?'' he said.

The way the men's process stacks up, a Howard win would give Martin a virtual lock on the 10th Trials berth, the Canadian Teams Ranking System leader as of April 30, 2005.

"We're quite a ways ahead of everybody in points right now and there's only two big-money Grand Slam events left this year,'' explained Martin.

Dave on the web

Now that Randy Ferbey's team has qualified for the playoff round, last rock Dave Nedohin can concentrate his efforts today on the event website. And like a proud papa, Nedohin likes what he'd delivered.

"You should see it now,'' said Nedohin, whose company helped design the website and are presenting it in conjunction with Insight Sports.

"The (taped) interviews are up there. All the editing was done at night and they're just awesome.

"There's coaching tips, there's a webcast, photos, chat boxes and curling tips. It's a first-class job.

"This is, by far, the best curling website there's ever been for an event. It's awesome.''

If you want to check out Nedohin's handiwork, dial up www.canadacupwest.ca.


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