Will Sherry Middaugh finally get that maple leaf? That long sought after maple leaf?
Six times she's been to the national championships, five as a skip. Denied every time, although she has four Scotties bronze medals hanging somewhere at home.
Now, 17 years after she had her first chance to win a Canadian flag for the back of her jacket, Middaugh is one win away from getting it.
For the Olympic Games, no less.
Employing bullseye draw weight and enjoying the fruits of a disastrous sixth end for her opponent, Rachel Homan, Middaugh breezed to a 10-4 semi-final win and a spot in Saturday night's Olympic trials (Roar Of The Rings) final against four-time Scotties champ Jennifer Jones.
"I've never seen a more determined Sherry Middaugh," TSN analyst Linda Moore said, early in the telecast. "She looks so confident right now."
Indeed. With a feel for draw weight that has seemed automatic all week long, Middaugh is supremely confident. You could certainly hear it in her voice during the fifthRead More »from Roar Of The Rings: Sherry Middaugh a win away from finally capping her long quest to represent Canada