Cochrane's Morgan Muise is the only female skip in this year's Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, currently underway in Prince Albert, SK.
Teammates include lead Ky Macaulay, second Shana Snell, and third Brad Kokoroyannis, and they are three draws into the bonspiel. This morning they face Team Yukon, then Nunavut this evening.
They conceded their first three games to Saskatchewan, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
Muise is only the third female skip ever to lead a team in the national mixed championship. Macaulay, who curls out of Cochrane, is one of the youngest players at the event.
In March, Team Muise rallied to beat Sexsmith’s Team Powell, 8-7, in an extra end to claim the 2022 Alberta Mixed Curling Championships at Black Diamond’s Oilfields Curling Club.
It was the first provincial title for all members of the team, although Muise is no stranger to high-level competition. She was a national club champion in 2018 and a world junior bronze medallist in 2005.
Muise joined the Mary-Anne Arsenault rink as an alternate for the 2021–22 season. The team won the British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts and advanced to the national Scotties, where she played in one game.