Jennifer Jones Joining Forces with Team Zacharias for Last Chapter of Playing Career
2020 World Junior Champions to Partner With Legendary Skip
WINNIPEG (March 16, 2022) – Jennifer Jones, one of the most successful curlers in the history of the game, announced today that she is joining forces with Team Zacharias for the next quadrennial. The new partnership will see Jones skip the 2020 World Junior champions and reigning Manitoba Women’s champions as Team Jennifer Jones.
“When I came home from the Olympics, I knew in my heart that I wanted to keep curling. When we realized that our team would be going in different directions, I really put some thought into what team I could put together or what team I could join and I kept coming back to Team Zacharias,” said Jones, a six-time champion of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. “Mackenzie, Karlee, Emily and Lauren are so talented and definitely the future stars of our game. They are also great people who are full of energy and excitement and want to grow and learn as curlers. In talking with them we had the same goals and we really believed we could create a winning formula on the ice and have a lot of fun along the way. The fact that we are all from Manitoba just makes it that much more special.”
Team Zacharias has made a lot of noise in the curling world the last few years, having won the 2019 and 2020 Canadian Junior Women’s Championship before winning the 2020 World Junior Women’s Championship. They also won the Manitoba Scotties this season and represented Manitoba at the national championship.
“We are so excited for the opportunity to play with and learn from Jennifer Jones, someone who we’ve looked up to in Manitoba for so long,” said Mackenzie Zacharias, who curls out of Altona Curling Club in Manitoba. “Jennifer is a legend in women’s curling and has won everything there is to win. The wealth of experience and knowledge she brings to the curling ice is unmatched but she is also a great person and leader. We absolutely can’t wait to get on the ice next season.”
Team Zacharias is currently ranked 13th in the world but that ranking is set to rise once Jones joins the team in the fall.
For more information or to partner with Team Jennifer Jones contact:
One Eleven Management Group
Towards the end of any career it’s always good to give back. Well done Jennifer.
Wow! Blockbuster deal for both parties. Jennifer still has more to achieve. Can’t wait to see them curl next year.
Love to watch you curl. Good luck ladies.
They will make a great team
Good luck come Fall
Jennifer, you are a valuable commodity to any team in Women’s curling and after watching the young and talented Zaccharais team this year, they are deserving of having your talent and experience with them to aid in their development into a very strong representative for Canada.
Good luck in your new venture and success for the team.
Nice to see someone of your calibre spend time with the up and comers for the benefit of the game and your outgoing personna will add to their maturity!
From a long time fan of you and your teams.
Hey girl there is an old saying(if you can’t beat them join them). I think this is a great move to keep an competitive team , with tons of knowledge from Jennifer. GOOD LUCK to all involved.
Great news Jones is one of the best will help the team greatly
Very exciting news. Can’t wait to see the new team play next season.
Definitely a winning combination when age, wisdom, experience a positive
attitude and great sportsmanship joins with youth, energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn