Team Plett is heading across the pond to Lohja, Finland to represent Alberta and Canada on the world stage at the World Junior-B Curling Championships.

The tournament runs from December 7 until December 12. Their first game is on December 7 against Czechia. Other teams in their pool include Spain, Belgium, Poland, Kenya and Italy.

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

"We are very excited. I was just talking to Alyssa Nedohin about it; we're pretty much jumping up and down and it's all we can talk about."

Team Plett has two members from the Airdrie area - Myla Plett from Carstairs and Head Coach Blair Lenton. 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.

When asked about how they feel going into the major tournament, they do have some nerves but are excited to wear the Canadian flag.

"Representing Canada, you are representing all the curlers from around the country, having all of that going into a world event is super amazing."

When asked what the main goal is for this event, Plett mentioned it's trying to get into the top three.

"If we get top three in the B event, we get to travel right back to Finland in a couple of months and represent Canada once again but in the A event with the other top curling countries."

Of course, they would love to come away with the win if possible.

When asked what she is most excited about away from the ice, Plett mentioned they are really interested in taking in the culture and checking out the different Christmas markets.

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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