Mark Dacey and Heather Smith-Dacey hope for a second chance at mixed double worlds

Heather Smith-Dacey, shown here at the 2012 Scotties in Red Deeer, has won twice in Leduc,at the...

Heather Smith-Dacey, shown here at the 2012 Scotties in Red Deeer, has won twice in Leduc,at the Canadian juniors and Canadian mixed championships. (Reuters)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

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Mark Dacey and Heather Smith-Dacey have shown what it takes to be curling champions.

Dacey beat Randy Ferbey to win the 2004 Brier and Smith-Dacey has won several national titles.

The Halifax couple have even proven to be fairly proficient in the mixed doubles.

After winning their second Canadian mixed title in 2010, they earned the right to wear the Maple Leaf at Chelyabinsk, Russia.

That was until the Iceland volcano happened and they were denied a trip.

They’re back for another shot this week in Leduc.

A win this week in the 32-team event would mean a much-shorter trip to the worlds at Fredericton in neighbouring New Brunswick.

Chances are there won’t be too many volcanoes in the way.

“Not that we know of,” said Dacey, who also skipped the 2002 Canadian mixed winner. “If we win, we’ll make sure we get there this time. We’ll leave early.

“It was pretty disappointing. We had high expectations for what we were going to do when we


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