Team Plett came home from Lohja, Finland with a silver medal and their ticket punched to the World Junior Curling Championships 2024.

Team Plett fell to China in the final of the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2023, losing 6-3. Before that game, Canada was on an undefeated run beating Italy, Czechia, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Romania, Denmark and Turkey before the final.

"It was really cool to meet all those teams, hear the different languages and see all the different playing styles."

Although they lost the final, the top four teams from the junior B event would see themselves earn a spot in the World Junior Curling Championships 2024.

"The quarterfinals, that was the big game for us, there were a lot of emotions and tears after that game, knowing that we would get to wear the Canadian colours again."

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 Chloe Fediuk is from Edmonton and Allie Iskiw, the lead of the team is from Ellerslie.

Last season, having a lot of success at the U18 and U21 nationals, winning both events led them to earn the right to represent Canada at the junior B event.

The 2024 World Junior Curling Championships take place in Lohja Finland from February 17 - 24. The women’s field includes Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Türkiye

"We love Finland, the facility was super nice, everything was within a five-minute walk. It was super cool to be in that kind of country and we can't wait to go back."

When asked what it would mean to win a tournament like the World Juniors, Plett mentioned it would mean the world.

"That's probably our biggest goal right now is just to train, get ready and see how far we can go. All those teams are really strong and deserved their spot."

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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