Where is Vic Rauter? Why longtime TSN curling commentator is missing from 2023 Scotties matches

The 2023 Scotties begins today in Kamloops, meaning the voice of Canadian curling is making a return.

Longtime TSN curling play-by-play announcer Vic Rauter is back in the dressing room this week as the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship begins.

Rauter has been part of TSN’s curling coverage for over 25 years. The Scotties are the first in a series of domestic and international tournaments he will cover this spring, including the Tim Horton Brier and the World Curling Championships.

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However, Rauter will not be in the dressing room for every game with the Scotties. The Sporting News has more details on why Rauter is absent from select shows.

Where is Vic Rauter?

Rauter will be in the dressing room for the Scotties in 2023, but he won’t be the play-by-play voice for every game.

Bryan Mudryk will share the responsibilities with Rauter. Mudryk has usually played the morning sessions, while Rauter is there for the afternoon and evening games.

Russ Howard is expected to be Rauter’s pair on the mic, which has been the case for TSN’s coverage in previous years. Cathy Gauther returns as an analyst and Joanne Courtney makes her TSN debut at the 2023 Scotties and joins the crew as an analyst.

When is the Scotties 2023?

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

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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 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

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.

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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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