As reported on Sportsnet during the Champions Cup women’s final, Pat Simmons of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan will join Team Bottcher out of Edmonton. Simmons will slide in to replace Tom Appelman who left the team at the end of this season.
Simmons was skip of the 2015 Tim Horton Brier Championship team as which added John Morris to the lineup after winning the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier with Kevin Koe. Simmons will forever be remembered for making the clutch draw in the 10th end against Brad Jacobs to win his first title as skip.
After a breakthrough 2014/15 season which saw Team Bottcher win two events on the World Curling Tour and finishing 8th overall on the Order of Merit YTD they took a step backwards, failing to win, missing the end of season Players’ Championship and the Champions Cup.
Simmons will join Team Bottcher at Third, joining Brendan Bottcher at Skip, Bradley Thiessen at 2nd and Karrick Martin at lead and will continue playing out of the Saville Centre in Edmonton along with coach Rob Krepps.
For more on Simmons joining Team Bottcher, check out the article on Sportsnet: