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Where is Cheryl Bernard? Why Scotties curling commentator & analyst stepped away from booth

The 2023 Scotties begins today in Kamloops, but a familiar voice will not be heard at the tournament.

Longtime TSN curling commentator and analyst Cheryl Bernard is not in the broadcast booth for the competition.

She wasn’t part of TSN’s Season of Champions coverage, which began in October, and is missing out on her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts in years.

MORE: Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 results, schedule

The Sporting News has more details on why Bernard is no longer on the TSN Curling Broadcast Team.

Where is Cheryl Bernard?

There’s a chance we’ll never see Bernard in a curling booth again.

The longtime curling commentator announced in June 2022 that she was retiring from broadcasting to focus on her family and her responsibilities as President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

“I had the best seat in the house for some of the best curling ever,” Bernard said in her statement on Twitter. “My years at TSN have given me a real sense of what the sport means to communities across Canada and how TSN plays an important role in bridging competitive sport and a sense of community.

Thank you to the players, the fans and TSN for the incredible journey over the past eight years. But now it’s time to focus on my family and my responsibilities as President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.”

Following her impressive playing career, Bernard joined TSN’s broadcast team in 2014. She spent eight seasons at TSN Curling, working for the Scotties, Tim Hortons Brier and Olympic Trials.

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Who are TSN’s curling commentators?

Barring Bernard’s absence, the regular crew at TSN’s Curling manns the mics.

Longtime curling announcer Vic Rauter will be in the dressing room, sharing play-by-play duties with Bryan Mudryk. Cathy Gauthier and Russ Howard join the team as analysts.

Additionally, Joanne Courtney is making her TSN debut with the 2023 Scotties, joining the crew as an analyst. She previously covered curling for CBC during the 2022 Olympics.

When is the Scotties 2023?

This tournament starts on Friday February 17th and runs until Sunday February 26th.

Billiards will be played from the 17th to the 23rd. The playoffs and page playoffs take place on the 24th and 25th before the semifinals and finals round out the action on the 26th.

What channel will the Scotties be on in 2023?

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be broadcast on TSN, with live streaming available on TSN.ca and the TSN App.

2023 Scottie’s broadcast schedule
Date time (ET) Match channel
Friday February 17th 21 clock pool game TSN1/3
Saturday February 18th 4 p.m pool game TSN1/4
21 clock pool game TSN1/4/5
Sunday February 19th 11:30 a.m pool game TSN2
4:30 p.m pool game TSN2
9:30 p.m pool game TSN1
Monday February 20th 11:30 a.m pool game TSN1
4:30 p.m pool game TSN1
9:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3
Tuesday February 21st 11:30 a.m pool game TSN1/3
4:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3
9:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3/5
Wednesday February 22nd 11:30 a.m pool game TSN1
4:30 p.m pool game TSN1
9:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3
Thursday 23 February 11:30 a.m pool game TSN1
4:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3
9:30 p.m pool game TSN1/3
Friday February 24th 11:30 a.m Tiebreaker TSN1
4:30 p.m final 1 TSN1
9:30 p.m endgame 2 TSN1
Saturday February 25th 4:30 p.m side playoff TSN1/3/4
21 clock side playoff TSN1
Sunday February 26th 3 pm semifinals TSN1
21 clock final TSN1/3/4/5
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Where will the 2023 Scotties be held?

The 42nd edition of the tournament will be held at the Sandman Center in Kamloops, BC

This is the first time Kamloops has hosted the Scotties, and the first time the tournament will be held in British Columbia since 2018, when it was held in Penticton.

2023 Scotties odds

Kerri Einarson’s Team Canada, who are participating in the tournament, are the favorites to win the Scotties again, according to Sports Interaction. The team sits at +135 to win it all.

Here are the pre-tournament odds for all teams.

team opportunities
Canada +135
ontario +210
wildcard 1 +550
Manitoba +750
wildcard 2 +1000
Nova Scotia +1800
Northern Ontario +2000
New Brunswick +2500
British Columbia +2800
alberta +4500
wildcard 3 +6600
Northwest Territories +8000
Saskatchewan +8000
Prince Edward Island +15000
Quebec +17500
Newfoundland and Labrador +50000
Yukon +250000
Nunavut +250000

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