In the 9th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss the European Championships including victories by Team Hasselbourg and Team Edin, Eve Muirhead's lingering hip injury, Craig Saville's successful coaching debut and Norway missing the playoffs by 1 game. The girls are excited for the 2019 Canada Cup to begin this week and make their picks on which teams could claim the win and nab the first Olympic Trial spot. After their interview with Rick Lang, the girls received some push back and discuss the role of the High Performance Consultants and the impact on Canadian coaching a little further. And as promised, Lori and Mary end the podcast with another instalment of Dirty Curling Talk! Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!
In the 8th Episode (Season 5), Mary takes over the podcast with a special interview with Lori as she has some big news to share. The girls discuss the recent controversy at the European Championships where Norway was penalized after misinterpreting a rule and subsequently were given the loss because of it. Lori and Mary share a few fun stories before they interview Rick Lang. Rick shares exactly how the High Performance Consultant program was formed, the criteria involved and much more. Of course, the girls couldn't let Rick off the hook and he shares a couple " Curler's Confessions". Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!
In the 7th Episode (Season 5), Lori and Mary have barely recovered after they hosted a "Happy Hour With The 2 Girls" at a charity event in Toronto. They chat about how it felt to be centre stage and about their "Masked Curler" Rich Hart siting in with them. The girls discuss everything about the Tour Challenge (Tier 1) which was held in Pictou, NS: 60 second recaps, emergence of young teams breaking through and notable moments about the event in general. Congratulations to Team Hasselbourg and Team Jacobs on winning the event. There was also the Tier 2 event happening simultaneously which had a burned rock controversy during the final and the girls weigh in on what happened. Congratulations to Team Kim and Team Dropkin on winning the Tier 2 event. Lori and Mary chat about the Canadian Mixed Nationals and the Pacific Asian Curling Championships! Big Congratulations to Team Quebec for their undefeated run at the Mixed Nationals! Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!