Team Plett is adding to their resume as they have recently been named coaches for the U-15 Rockfest West event.
RockFest will showcase curlers under the age of 15 participating in regional events across the country, offering them opportunities to enhance their skills and engage in competition with curlers from neighbouring provinces and territories. The competition will encompass both singles and triple-format curling.
While Rockfest is happening as four different events across the country, Rockfest West includes Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
"It's just a really great opportunity to hang out with these younger curlers and help them out," stated Skip of the team Myla Plett.
According to Plett, being able to learn from the athletes you see on all the major curling events is a great opportunity.
To learn how to qualify for the event and learn more, click HERE. The qualification deadline is February 12 and the event will take place March 15-17.
Other coaches for the event include many curling greats such as Brendan Bottcher, Marc Kennedy, Jaxon Hiebert, David Nedohin, Beth Iskiw, and Heather Nedohin.
Team Plett has two members from the Airdrie area - Myla Plett from Carstairs and Head Coach Blair Lenton from Airdrie. Third, Alyssa Nedohin is from Sherwood Park, throwing second stones is Chloe Fediuk from Edmonton and Allie Iskiw, the lead of the team, is from Ellerslie.
Team Plett will be representing Canada at the 2024 World Junior Curling Championships which is taking place in Lohja Finland from February 17 - 24. The women’s field includes Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Türkiye.
The girls recently got second at the World Junior-B Curling Championships which helped them qualify for the 2024 World Junior Curling Championships.
So far this year, the team has had a successful year training and attending multiple events including the 2023 PointsBet Invitational where they faced off against the six-time Canadian Champion (Scotties Tournament of Hearts) and two-time World Champion Jennifer Jones only losing 10-6.
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