Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Funky Odour and Uncouth Heckler No Match for In-Form Scheidegger at Scotties

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Funky Odour and Uncouth Heckler No Match for In-Form Scheidegger at Scotties

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Scheidegger not bothered by distractions

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SYDNEY, N.S. - A funky odour at one end of Centre 200 didn't throw Casey Scheidegger off her game. Neither did a heckler who barked out a comment before her final throw.

The Team Wild Card skip from Lethbridge, Alta., took on the distractions with aplomb Wednesday night in a 7-4 win over Canada's Jennifer Jones at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Midway through the game, Scheidegger's team noticed an unpleasant smell drifting into the playing area at one end of Centre 200.

"It smelled like a sewer. At first I was like, 'Someone is really nervous,'" Scheidegger said with a laugh. "I thought there was a bit of an issue but I don't know. We all noticed it. It was smelly. …

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