Olympics may be behind curling transplants, says CurlSask director

‘We’re looking to field our best teams and, in some cases, it’s looking out of province or going out of province,’ says CurlSask executive director Ashley Howard. (Glenn Reid/CBC)

By CBC News, February 8, 2017 

Adam Casey from P.E.I. skips for Team Sask.; Michelle Englot from Sask. skips for Team Man.

Ashley Howard thinks the Olympics has played into curling’s competitiveness and its new rules, which allow teams to ice one out-of-province player.

The executive director for CurlSask said the new rules allow teams to ice more competitive rosters, especially in smaller jurisdictions and provinces, such as P.E.I.

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