Team Laycock is one of the top ranked curling teams in Saskatchewan, newly formed for the 2012-2013 season. Their goal is to win the Brier Championship for the first time in 33 years for Saskatchewan, and ultimately represent Canada at the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Read more about the team and their successes so far.
The off-season is officially here. Time for a well-deserved break from the ice and to focus on our off-season training plans. Our sights are already set on moving the yardsticks next year and building on the successes of our first season together.
We had a couple of weeks on the road and were able to move up on the CTRS ranking to #10. It is pretty exciting for our team to move into the top 10 teams in Canada and 11 teams in the world; our hard work is starting to pay off. We were able to qualify in Grande Prairie, but fell short in Victoria due to some tough luck.
We have had a wild ride in the last two weeks, full of travel, curling and emotion. It is what playing at the top level is all about! We have had times when we wanted to pull our hair out and others where we wanted to jump around with excitement!
We started the first weekend off with a long trip out east to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We played well in the third leg of the Grand Slam series, finishing with a 3-2 record after beating notables Kevin Koe (2010 World Champion)and Thomas Ulsrud (2010 Olympic Silver Medalist)! We finished 9th after losing a tough one to a red hot Brad Gushue in the tie-breaker. It was a great building weekend as we headed into the provincial tankard in Melfort; the team continues to grow and get better!