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Jill Officer to serve as a fifth on Chelsea Carey's team at world championship
In this file image, Jill Officer reacts after delivering the rock during the women's curling semifinal game against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP / Wong Maye-E)
Winnipeg curler Jill Officer will serve as a fifth player on Chelsea Carey's team at the upcoming world women's curling championship in Silkeborg, Denmark.
Carey booked her ticket last weekend with an 8-6 victory over Ontario's Rachel Homan in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final.
The Alberta side of Carey, third Sarah Wilkes, second Dana Ferguson and lead Rachel Brown stole two points in an extra end for the win in Sydney, N.S.
The team, which did not use an alternate player at the nationals, made the roster announcement on Twitter.
We are thrilled to announce that @JillOfficer will be joining the team as our alternate for the World Championship! Welcome, Jill! #teamcanada #wwcc2019 : @CurlingCanada/Michael Burns pic.twitter.com/St29lxQ0bi— Team Carey (@TeamCareyCurl) February 28, 2019
Officer was a longtime second on Team Jennifer Jones before stepping away from competitive curling last year.
She has served as an alternate for Jones at a few events -- including the Scotties -- this season.
Carey reached the world championship in 2016 but settled for a fourth-place finish.