KINGSTON, ONT. - If Rachel Homan and her Ottawa Curling Club team win a Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship, if they go on to win a world championship, if they represent Canada at next year's Olympics, there will be a long list of people to thank.
They've got a lot of believers in their corner, people who think this group of young women is pretty special.
On that list is their coach, Earle Morris, certainly a legend in curling circles and the answer to a trivia question. Morris, part of the only three-generation family to skip in the Brier (with son John and grandfather Cliff McLaughlin), is joined on Homan's support group by one of the country's top curlers in Craig Savill, who throws lead rocks for Ontario men's champ Glenn Howard and tutored the ladies on sweeping, and sports psychologist Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush. A lunch date with Morris' son John, who has world and Olympic championships under his belt, also helped Homan push ahead.