Jill Officer

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Jill Officer
Curler
Born (1975-06-02) June 2, 1975 (age 39)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Team
Curling club St. Vital CC,
Winnipeg, MB
Skip Jennifer Jones
Third Kaitlyn Lawes
Second Jill Officer
Lead Dawn McEwen
Alternate Kirsten Wall
Career
Hearts appearances 9 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Top CCA ranking 1st (2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013-14)
Grand Slam victories 10: (Autumn Gold, 2007, 2009; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries: (2013); Wayden Transportation: 2008; Players' Championships: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014; Sobeys Slam: (2010); Colonial Square (2013)

Jill Officer (born June 2, 1975) is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Officer plays second for the 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion teams skipped by Jennifer Jones. The team won a gold medal representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Team Jones is the first women’s team to go through an Olympic round-robin campaign undefeated. The latest being their final game (6-3) over Sweden on February 20, 2014.

Officer has played on and off with Jones since she was 15, and has continuously played second for her since 2003. Officer won the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in 1994 with Jones. She won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Jones in 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010. On March 30, 2008 she was a key part of Jones' World Women's Curling Championship winning team.

Officer's Scotties victories put her in an elite group of four to have won four titles. The group includes herself, Jennifer Jones, and Vera Pezer and Lenore Morrison of Saskatoon.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Officer trekked to Mount Everest base camp in 2006.[2]

Officer is a freelance writer and RBC Olympian, undertaking speaking engagements on behalf of Royal Bank of Canada. She also writes for the Canadian Curling News.

Officer was previously a reporter for the now defunct CKX TV station in Brandon, Manitoba. She currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband Devlin Hinchey. Officer studied Communications and Journalism/Broadcasting at Red River College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Wood (7 February 2010). "Team Canada wins the 2010 Scotties". Heart Chart. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Trek of lifetime". Winnipeg Sun. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 

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