Wednesday, February 20

Saskatchewan Skip Inspires Crowd At Scotties

Team Saskatchewan lost both their games Wednesday. Their record stands at 4-5 and they will need a miracle or three to reach the playoffs. But the results hardly matter anymore. Their display of courage and class has been overwhelming, and humbling.

Saskatchewan Skip Inspires Crowd At Scotties

By Nigel Maxwell | News Talk 980
Updated February 20, 2008 - 3:47pm

An emotional day Wednesday for the Team Saskatchewan Skip at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Less than 24 hours after her father's funeral, Michelle Englot was back on the ice with her team for their game against Newfoundland/ Labrador. The inspired crowd showed their appreciation and respect by giving the team a huge ovation during the introduction of the game.

Watching from the stands was Englot's mom Norma. Norma says she is very proud of her daughter, and knows like the rest of the family her daughter will find the strength to play.

Englot's son Brett was also in the stands. Before the game Brett said he gave his mom a hug and told her to keep battling; and to use the crowd to stay strong.