May 8, 2013
Change of circumstances allows Dave Nedohin to join forces with Kevin Martin
By CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

Dave Nedohin, centre, poses with new skip Kevin Martin, right, and new teammate Marc Kennedy. (AMBER BRACKEN/QMI Agency)

EDMONTON - It’s hard to imagine a better candidate than Dave Nedohin to join forces with Kevin Martin.

After an initial hesitation, Nedohin agreed to join forces with the Edmonton-based powerhouse.

When John Morris announced his decision to leave the defending curling Olympic gold medallist, Nedohin was the first player contacted by chief recruiter, team lead Marc Kennedy.

Initially, Nedohin turned down the offer, since he’d already told his Olympic trials-bound wife Heather he’d look after the couple’s daughters while she pursued her curling dreams.

“When I got the call originally, I was absolutely shocked that there was going to be a change,” said Nedohin. “The fact that they considered me was a huge honour. Next year was going to be my year off and last year I didn’t play a whole bunch.”

Nedohin had tried his hand at skipping, but lost three straight in the city playdowns. Time for a hiatus.

Since his parents Neill and Kris normally headed out to Arizona



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