With the new Brier format, we see new teams take to the ice at this year’s event.
One of those teams is Team Nunavut, who is skipped by David St. Louis.
St. Louis talks about the feeling of being the first team Nunavut.
“It’s exciting and intimidating at the same time, it’s a new forum for us, we have our expectations which I think are realistic, we’re trying to stay close,” St. Louis says. “It’s exciting though, and I think we are going to pave a way for future Nunavut people to play in the Brier.”
So far, the team from the Iqaluit curling club has yet to win a game, but according to the team, it’s still valuable experience.
St. Louis says his team is starting to adjust to arena ice.
“I think we’ve played better from start to (Tuesday), we’re continually getting a little bit better,” St. Louis says. “We’re starting to figure out the ice, which we’re not used to, there’s a lot of swing, it’s a lot faster than what we’re used to, so I think we’re continually getting better, and we’ve got two more games left.”
Team Nunavut will wrap up their round robin Wednesday afternoon against PEI.