Homan's Team Canada goes 13-0, wins Scotties

Homan became the first team in 29 years to go undefeated in winning the Scotties Tournament of...

Homan became the first team in 29 years to go undefeated in winning the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on February 9th, 2014. (PASCALE LÉVESQUE/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

MONTREAL — Yet another contender climbed into the ring and threw everything it had at the defending champ.

But the Canadian women’s curling championship ended the way it began, and the way it went every single day at the Maurice Richard Arena: with Rachel Homan’s Team Canada standing over a fallen opponent.

Homan became the first team in 29 years to go undefeated in winning the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the final punch an 8-6 knockout of Alberta’s Val Sweeting in Sunday night’s final.

“It’s unbelievable,” an elated Homan, just 24, said as the traditional bagpipes wailed around her, moments after the win. “We ran the table. It’s an unbelievable feeling. My teammates... I can’t be more proud of them. To be repeat champions, it’s something that we’re crazy-proud of. It’s hard to believe right now.”


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