P.E.I.'s Brett Gallant gets another shot at Olympic berth

P.E.I.'s Brett Gallant gets another shot at Olympic berth

P.E.I. curler Brett Gallant has accepted an invitation for one final chance to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

He and Jocelyn Peterman of Alberta will compete at the national mixed doubles curling trials next month, he told CBC News on Monday. The event will decide which mixed doubles team Canada will send to the Olympics.

Gallant and Peterman are the 2016 Canadian mixed doubles champions.

Both curlers were in Ottawa last week competing to represent Canada at the team trials. Gallant, with team Gushue, lost in the men's semifinal Saturday night. Peterman, with the Carey rink, lost in the women's final.

Curling Canada invited 18 teams to the mixed doubles trials. Many of the players were waiting for the Ottawa event to conclude before making a decision to attend.

The tournament begins Jan. 3 in Manitoba.

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