January 21, 2013
Tracy Horgan stays steely for Hearts tourney
By STEVE GREEN, QMI Agency

Ontario skip Tracy Horgan delivers a rock during her draw against Alberta at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Red Deer, Alta., Feb. 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)

WATERLOO, ONT. - As far as Tracy Horgan is concerned, being the defending Ontario women’s curling champ is worth a large double-double at Tims, provided she forks over $1.80 at the same time.

After two consecutive years of playoff heartbreak, including losing the 2010 final, the Sudbury Idylwylde skip, her sister Jenn, as well as teammates Jenna Enge and Amanda Gates, finally broke through a year ago in Kenora, shocking 2011 champ Rachel Homan of Ottawa 7-6 in the final. That was after Homan had sailed through the week undefeated.

But as the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts prepared to get underway Monday night at the K-W Granite Club, Horgan wasn’t convinced hers was the team to beat.

“It is kind of unusual that the returning champ is still a bit of an underdog,” she said. “At least we feel like we’re going in as underdogs and we’re OK with that.”



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