Mar 24, 2011 / 3:00 pm
Another shake-up is in the cards for Kelowna's top female curling rink.
Jeanna Schraeder, the third for Kelly Scott's B.C. championship rink, is taking next year off to concentrate on her family.
Schraeder is expecting her third child in early November.
"We're thrilled for Jeanna. We completely support her decision," says Scott.
Scott and her teammates, Jacquie Armstrong and Sasha Carter (herself due to give birth very soon) were made aware of Schraeder's decision several weeks ago.
"We had a decision to make, whether to go for it hard on the circuit next year or sit back and take it easy as well," added Scott.
"We decided to go for it."
Scott announced Thursday the team has added three-time B.C. Junior Champion Dailene Sivertson to the team for the 2011-2012 season.
Sivertson, a native of Victoria, will replace Schraeder at third.
Scott says Sivertson is working on the possibility of relocating to Kelowna in time for next season.
Schraeder meantime says she has not decided whether she will return to curling following next season.
"I think we're just going to take it one year at a time. I didn't make any commitments to coming back next year and they don't need to make any commitments to me," says Schraeder.
"They are going to have a new player this year and things could go really, really well for them. I just don't want to have to make them make a commitment to me next year. We're just going to play this year out and at the end of this one we'll talk about the next one."
Scott says the team is in the process of planning its 2011-2012 schedule which will include an automatic berth in the Provincial Championship as defending champion.
This is the second change to the make-up of the team in the last two years.
Following the 2009 season, the team parted ways with longtime lead Renee Simons.
Jacquie Armstrong took her place.
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