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Jones and son ready for mixed curling championships

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TSN Senior Reporter


Luke Saunders will be making a return to the ice at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships this week when play gets underway in Saguenay, Que., on Sunday. This appearance comes 26 years after his first trip, quite an accomplishment for a 25-year-old.

If that sounds a bit confusing, you’re right.

Saunders, you see, is the son of curling legend Colleen Jones. She was pregnant with him when she competed at the 1993 championship in Swift Current, Sask.

This time Jones will join her son on the ice this week, as she plays third and Saunders throws second stones for Peter Burgess. Lead Lindsay Burgess, the skip’s niece, rounds out the squad.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be playing with Luke,” said Jones. “It’s kind of been my secret goal to play with him in a national championship.”

Jones is one of the game’s most accomplished........