Jenn Smith

Jennifer Smith is a Canadian curler from Berwick, Nova Scotia.

Jennifer Smith
Team
Curling clubLakeshore CC,
Sackville, NS
SkipCarina McKay-Saturnino
FourthJenn Smith
ThirdAlicia Brine
SecondRaquel Bachman
Other appearancesCJCC: 2 (2014, 2015)

Career

At just 15 years old,[1] Smith played third for the Mary Fay rink along with Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc and won the 2014 Nova Scotia Junior women's championship. They were the youngest team to win in 20 years,[2] sending the four-some to the 2014 Canadian Junior Curling Championships to represent Nova Scotia. Despite their youth, the team finished with an 8-2 record, making the playoffs. The team would go on to lose to British Columbia, skipped by Kalia Van Osch in the semi-final, winning a bronze medal.[3] The next year, the Fay rink won their second U21 Nova Scotia Provincials, earning the right to represent Nova Scotia at their second back-to-back Canadian Junior Curling Championship. The rink fell one step shorter than their previous year, finishing in a tie for fourth place with a 6-4 record.

Team Fay has also won three Under-15 provincial championships and won the 2013 Under-18 provincial championships, as well as the 2013 U-18 Atlantics. They represented Nova Scotia at the 2015 Canada Winter Games after beating club mate Cassie Cocks 7-3 in the provincial final.[4] While at the games Smith and her Nova Scotian team went undefeated through the Round Robin, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record. According to the announcers when their game against Manitoba was televised on TSN, the Fay rink had the highest player percentages at every position and the highest team percentage after the first two draws. Their perfect record in the Round Robin earned them a bye to the Semi Finals. They once again played New Brunswick's Justine Comeau, after defeating her 7-5 in the Round Robin, and won on the last rock in the last end in a 7-6 decision. They went on to play Ontario in the Gold Medal Game, in which they lost 6-5 in an extra end.

The Fay rink would play in their first World Curling Tour event at the 2014 Gibson's Cashspiel, where they lost in the final to Mary-Anne Arsenault.

Smith and the Fay rink parted ways after the completion of the 2014-15 season. Shortly after the split Smith joined the McKay-Saturnino rink, throwing the fourth stones for the 2015-16 curling season.

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLead
2010–11Mary FayJenn SmithKarlee BurgessJanique LeBlanc
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14
2014–15
2015-16Carina McKay-SaturninoJenn SmithAlicia BrineRaquel Bachman

References

  1. Cameron, Al (2014-01-23). "Young Nova Scotians closing in on playoffs at 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors - Curling Canada – 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors". Curling.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2015-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Team Fay defeated in semifinals at Canadian Juniors". Novanewsnow.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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