Truro’s Karlee Burgess will compete at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts later this month in Calgary.
Burgess is the third for Manitoba’s Mackenzie Zacharias rink that was awarded a wild-card berth in the tournament to be played Feb. 19-28 in a bubble environment in Calgary. Second Emily Zacharias and lead Lauren Lenentine of New Dominion, P.E.I., round out the Manitoba team.
The Zacharias rink, the reigning Canadian and world junior women’s champion, was one of the three teams wild cards to be selected for the 18-team field.
Tracy Fleury (East St. Paul, Man.) and Beth Peterson (Winnipeg) were also selected based on the 2019-20 Canadian Team Ranking System.
Nova Scotia will be represented by Mayflower’s Jill Brothers rink that includes Erin Carmody, Jenn Brine, Emma Logan and Kim Kelly.
Rounding out the field are: Kerri Einarson (Team Canada), Corryn Brow (British Columbia), Laura Walker (Alberta), Sherri Anderson (Saskatchewan), Jennifer Jones (Manitoba), Rachel Homan (Ontario), Krysta Burns (Northern Ontario), Laurie St-Georges (Quebec), Melissa Adams (New Brunswick), Suzanne Birt (Prince Edward Island), Sarah Hill (Newfoundland/Labrador), Kerry Galush (Northwest Territories), Laura Eby (Yukon) and Lori Eddy (Nunavut).
The Scotties will be played without fans at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The three wild cards for the Tim Hortons Brier were also announced with Mike McEwen (Winnipeg), Kevin Koe (Calgary) and Glenn Howard (Toronto) earning the spots.
The remainder of the field for the Tim Hortons Brier is expected to be announced later this week once all teams have been confirmed.
Nova Scotia is being represented by the Jamie Murphy rink, that includes skip Scott McDonald, third Paul flemming, second Scott Saccary and lead Phil Crowell.
Ontario's McDonald is replacing Murphy, who opted out of the event also being held in Calgary.