An incredible group of teams will come to Ottawa for Halloween 2014 and will treat fans to the best junior curling possible at the 21st annual JSI-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel. The 20 year long history of exceptional teams and great competition will be continued in 2014 with another tremendous field of teams that will only get better as the final qualifiers determine the final slate closer to the event. This year we are pleased to have strong international teams from Scotland, Switzerland and the USA joining provincial representatives from every province from Manitoba to Newfoundland. Before you take care of the trick or treaters, come by curling clubs across the city to see some of the best junior curlers in the world compete for the title. Play continues all weekend with the finals at Carleton Heights at 4pm Sunday, Nov 2. 98 highly competitive games will be played over the three days and entry is free for all. Come on out and see the next crop of Olympians.

The Men’s field is headed by Yannick Schwaller and his team from Oberdiessbach, Switzerland, the defending World Junior Men’s Champions. Joining Yannick are the USA Junior Men’s Reps, the past two defending Canadian Junior Men’s Champions from Winnipeg, the Braden Calvert and Matt Dunstone rinks as well as the defending Canadian Junior Men’s Runners Up and the defending SuperSpiel Champs, René Comeau and his team out of Fredericton. Joining these high quality teams are defending provincial champs and future Canada Winter Games competitors. This may be the deepest men’s field for quite some time.

The Women’s field is highlighted by the Scottish Women skipped by Gina Aitken, the Swiss Women skipped by Lisa Gisler out of Ennenda, and the USA Junior Women’s reps.  The defending Bronze Medalists from the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships, Mary Fay and her team out of the Chester Curling Club are joining the international teams. Also coming to Ottawa are provincial champs and future Canada Winter Games competitors. Many curlers who will be punching their tickets later in the year to the 2015 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships to be held in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. The women’s field is a relatively young and very talented field of curlers that you will be seeing at high level play in Canada and beyond for years to come.

The final five teams on both the men's and women's sides qualified through events in the fall. Teams skipped by Krysta Burns, Molly Greenwood, Ethan Doig, and Jack Lindsay advanced out of the Southern Ontario SuperSpiel Qualifier which was held in Guelph on Sept 26-28. Three local teams on both Men’s and Women’s sides earned their spots at the OVCA SuperSpiel Qualifier held at the Almonte Curling Club on Oct 17-19. These teams were skipped by: Lauren Horton (Almonte), Hailey Armstrong (Manotick), Emma Wallingford (Carleton Heights), Doug Kee (Rideau), Colton Daly (Ottawa), and Hayden Richmond (Perth).

 The SuperSpiel weekend will kick off on Oct 30th with the annual Pro-Am event, where young OVCA curlers got to play with Pros from the SS field at the RCN (Navy) CC.  Special thanks are always due to the Pros for giving of their time and positive energy to make this a great event.

We welcome back to Ottawa many of the elite curlers who competed in our 20th Annual SuperSpiel in 2013. All venues are open to the public and the games are played to full houses. Admission is free and fans will be treated to great curling all weekend!

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2013 Women's Champions - the Haymes Team
2013 Winners - Women
From Ontario - (L-R) Rowenna Moore with Kendall Haymes - Skip, Holly Donaldson - Vice, Cassie Savage - Second, Megan Arnold - Lead, Fraser Donaldson, Coach
2013 Men's Champions - the Comeau Team
2013 Winners - Men
From New Brunswick - ((L - R) Kip Murchison with Rene Comeau - Skip, Daniel Wenzek - Vice, Jordan Craft - Second, Ryan Freeze - Lead, Joanne Freeze - Coach, Elaine Brimicombe (OVCA)
2013 Consolation Winners - the Asselin Team
2013 Winners - Consolation
From Quebec - (L - R) (L - R) Elaine Brimicombe (OVCA), Félix Asselin - Skip , Marc-Alexandre Charest-Dion - Vice, Lewis South - Second, Émile Asselin - Lead, Daniel Dion - Coach, Benoit Forget - Coach