Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rocque Claims Second Straight Women's Gold at Canadian Junior Championships

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Rocque Claims Second Straight Women's Gold at Canadian Junior Championships

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Alberta's Kelsey Rocque does it again

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CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Kelsey Rocque has done it again.

The 20-year-old Edmonton native captured her second straight women's gold medal at the Canadian junior curling championships on Saturday night as Alberta beat Ontario's Chelsea Brandwood 8-2.

Rocque, who won last year's title with a different lineup (all of whom exhausted their junior eligibility at the end of the season), will now take aim at her second straight world junior women's title.

She'll be joined by third Danielle Schmiemann, second Holly Jamieson, lead Jessica Iles and coach Amanda-Dawn Coderre at the 2015 world junior championships, beginning Feb. 28 in Tallinn, Estonia.

"It definitely doesn't get tired," said Rocque. "To wear that Maple Leaf on your back is absolutely incredible. To do it twice? There's no words."

The Albertans controlled most of the game, taking the lead with a deuce in the fourth end and then adding a steal of one in the sixth when Brandwood was just heavy with her last-rock draw looking at two Alberta counters. …

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