Jennifer Armstrong

IntroCanadian curler
Is Athlete 
From Canada 
Type Sports 
Genderfemale
Birth 1992 
Age28 years

Jennifer Armstrong (born August 1, 1992) is a Canadian curler from Rothesay, New Brunswick. She currently plays second on Team Stephanie Schmidt.

Career

Juniors

Armstrong’s first national level event was at the 2011 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. There, she skipped her team to a 7-5 round robin record. In 2012 she went on to represent New Brunswick again at the Canadian Juniors. In 2014, she represented UNB at the 2014 CIS/CCA Curling Championships.

Women’s

Out of juniors, Armstrong joined the Melissa Adams rink at third. They competed in local World Curling Tour events with their best finish at the WFG Jim Sullivan Curling Classic where they won the title. At the 2016 New Brunswick Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the team made it all the way to the final where they just came up short to Team Robichaud.

The following season, the Adams rink returned to the provincial championship. After going 4-2 in the round robin, the team won the tiebreaker and the semi-final to advance to the final. There, they scored four points in the sixth end en route to a 9-6 win. It was just Armstrong’s second provincial appearance. At the Hearts, the team would have to win the pre-qualifying event to qualify for the main draw. After going 3-0 in the round robin portion, they came up short in the final against Northwest Territories Kerry Galusha.

Adams left the team after the season to join the Robichaud rink. Armstrong stepped up to skip with Cathlia Ward playing third, Katie Forward remaining at lead and Jillian Babin coming in to play second. At provincials, the team lost in the semi-final to Sarah Mallais.

After Ward moved to skip her own team in Newfoundland and Labrador, the team brought on veteran Andrea Crawford to skip the team with Armstrong sliding down to second. At the 2019 New Brunswick Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Team Crawford posted a perfect 5-0 record en route to capturing the title. At the Hearts, the team went 3-4, missing the playoffs.

To start the 2019–20 curling season, Team Crawford won their first two events, the Steele Cup Cash and the Atlantic Superstore Monctonian Challenge. They played in a Grand Slam event, the 2019 Tour Challenge Tier 2. After a 2-2 round robin record, they lost the tiebreaker to Jestyn Murphy. The team defended their provincial title by winning the 2020 New Brunswick Scotties Tournament of Hearts in late January 2020. At the Hearts, the Crawford rink started with three losses before rallying off four wins in a row including scoring a seven ender against top-seeded Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson rink to win 13–7 and defeating Team Canada (skipped by Chelsea Carey) 7–5. Their 4–3 round robin record qualified them for the tiebreaker against Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle rink. Saskatchewan took two in the extra end for a 9–7 victory, eliminating New Brunswick from contention. After the season, Armstrong announced she would be moving to Saskatchewan for the 2020–21 season. On March 19, 2020, it was announced that Armstrong would be joining the new team of Stephanie Schmidt, Brooklyn Lemon, and Rachel Erickson.

Personal life

Armstrong currently works as a business analyst for J.D. Irving Ltd.

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLead
2011–12Jennifer ArmstrongMarissa GaleJessica MooreShelby Wilson
2013–14Jennifer ArmstrongJaclyn CrandallShelby WilsonDarie Tardif
2015–16Melissa AdamsJennifer ArmstrongCathlia Ward Kendra Lister
2016–17Melissa AdamsJennifer ArmstrongCathlia WardKatie Forward
2017–18Jennifer ArmstrongCathlia WardJillian BabinKatie Forward
2018–19Andrea CrawfordJillian BabinJennifer ArmstrongKatie Forward
2019–20Andrea CrawfordJennifer ArmstrongJillian BabinKatie Forward
2020–21Stephanie SchmidtBrooklyn LemonJennifer ArmstrongRachel Erickson
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