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Shannon Aleksic (born Shannon Wilson on September 28, 1976 in Wawota, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta, who currently plays lead stones for Cheryl Bernard out of the Calgary Curling Club. [1] [2]

Career

Juniors

Aleksic never made it to a Canadian Junior Curling Championships during her eligibility years. She did however participate in the Saskatchewan junior provincials as a skip from 1994 until 1998, and then lost her age eligibility. [3]

1999-2006

In 1999 Aleksic would participate in the 1999 Saskatchewan Scott Tournament of Hearts, playing lead for Cindy Street. The team finished second place in round robin, with a 5-2 record. They would defeat Anita Ford in the semi-final, before going onto defeat Sandra Schmirler and claiming the Saskatchewan title. [4] At the 1999 Scott Tournament of Hearts the team finished round robin with a 7-4 record and a third place finish. They would meet the defending champion's Team Canada and Cathy Borst in the 3-4 game, where they would take a hard loss, losing the game 4-12. [5]

From 2001-2003 Aleksic would participate in the Saskatchewan Scott Tournament of Hearts failing to return to the National championship. In 2004 she would move to Ontario, where she would participate in the Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts in 2004 and 2005, however would fail to qualify for the nationals. Aleksic would then move to Alberta for the 2005/06 curling season, where she participated in the 2006 Alberta Scott Tournament of Hearts, where she again failed to reach another national championship. [6]

2007-2012

After one year living in Alberta, Aleksic would moved to British Columbia, where she joined up with Olympic Bronze medalist Kelley Law throwing second stones. The team would participate in the 2007 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where the team finished round robin with a 6-1 record. They received a bye to the final, where they easily defeated Patti Knezevic 10-4 and won the championship. [7] At the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts the team would finish with a 5-6 round robin record, failing to reach the playoffs. [8]

Aleksic returned to the 2008 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, with a new team, this time playing third stones for Jody Maskiewich. The team finished round robin with a 6-1 record. They received a bye to the final, where they lost 5-6 to Allison MacInnes. [9]

Aleksic and the team returned to the 2009 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they again, made the playoffs, having finished second with a 5-2 round robin record. They would face Marla Mallett in the semi-final, where they would lose 5-9. [10]

In 2010 Aleksic and Maskiewich would join with Kelley Law, and participated in the 2010 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The team would finish round robin in second place with a 8-1 record. They would face Kelly Scott in the 1-2 playoff game, where they would defeat Scott 9-3 and get a bye to the final. They would again face Scott in the final, but would lose the game 4-8. [11] Aleksic was chosen by Scott to be the team's fifth player. At the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts the team finished in third place, with a 7-4 record, before going on to lose the 3-4 game to Ontario's Krista McCarville. [12]

The following year the team would return to the 2011 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they again finished round robin with a 8-1 record. For a second year in a row the team would meet Scott in the 1-2 game, and like the previous year, defeated the team 9-2, before again losing to them in the final 3-5. Aleksic would again be the fifth player for Scott at the 2011 Scotties tournament of Hearts, where the team finished round robin with a 7-4 record. This was enough to take them into a tiebreaker game. They faced Nova Scotia's Heather Smith-Dacey, but would end up losing the tiebreaker and a shot at the playoffs. [13]

The team would return to the 2012 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, but would not have an easy run. They finished in a four team tie, for fourth place, with a 5-4 record. The team would win two tiebreakers and move onto the playoffs. They would defeat Roz Craig in the 3-4 game and for a third consecutive year, faced Kelly Scott in the playoffs. In the semi-final against Scott the team would again, lose the game 7-9 and ended their chances of reaching the national championship. [14]

2012-Current

Following the 2011-12 curling season, Aleksic once again returned to Alberta, where she has joined up with Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard. Aleksic is replacing Jennifer Sadleir and will be playing lead. [15]

Personal Life

Aleksic works as an office manager, and is currently engaged with one daughter Brooklyn, and a step-daughter Abbey. [16]

References

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