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Your! Call: Which women's rink will advance to Sochi 2014?

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Ryan Horne, TSN.ca
11/26/2013 5:32:44 PM
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It's arguably the most prestigious and sought after accomplishment in Canadian curling – to represent your country at the Olympics.

From Dec. 1-8, the best rinks in the nation will get the chance to do so as the Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Which women's rink do you think has what it takes to represent Canada at the Olympic Games in February?

It looks as though there is a changing of the guard taking place.

The 2010 Olympic silver medalist, Cheryl Bernard, failed to qualify for the Trials as the eight-rink field is filled with young squads.

Ottawa's Rachel Homan looks to be the odds on favourite to head to Sochi in February. The 24-year-old won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts last year and has already won a Grand Slam event this year.

Jennifer Jones will have the hometown crowd behind her as the Winnipeg native will try to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in her career. The 39-year-old is a four-time Scotties champion and also has a world championship in her back pocket.

Chelsea Carey is also from Winnipeg and will look to use the crowd to her advantage. Stefanie Lawton is the lone representative from Saskatchewan and will make her second straight appearance at the Trials.

Heather Nedohin's foursome from Edmonton won the Scotties back in 2012 and hopes to qualify for the Olympics. Her husband, Dave Nedohin, will also be at the Trials playing third for Kevin Martin.

Sherry Middaugh from Coldwater, Ont. is hoping she makes it to Sochi with her husband as well. Wayne Middaugh plays third for Glenn Howard.

Alberta's Val Sweeting and Renée Sonnenberg grabbed the last two spots at the Pre-Trials in Kitchener and will be looking to surprise some people.

Sweeting, 26, upset former world champion Kelly Scott of B.C. in the last qualifier while Sonnenberg, who was Denmark's coach at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, only lost once all week.

So who do think has what it takes to win the Roar of the Rings and wear Canada's colours in February?

As always, it's Your! Call.

Rachel Homan  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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