Lenentine ends with 5-5 record, MacFadyen finishes with win for 4-5 record at Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada)

Defending Jr Men’s champs B.C. still alive at 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors 

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Tyler Tardi is still nowhere near 100 per cent, but the skip of the defending champion B.C. men’s team at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships is feeling much better than his low point earlier in the week.

It hasn’t come easy, but Team B.C. is still alive at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors. (Photo, Curling Canada/Shawinigan Host Committee)

Then, he was having, ahem, stomach issues combined with a stubborn cough that left him barely upright at times.

Friday at the Club de Curling Grand-Mére, he admitted the stomach issue has been largely overcome; the coughing is still a problem but it’s better, and, oh yes, he’d pulled a stomach muscle from coughing so much.

“Still walking,” he said with a smile. “Still breathing.”

Which pretty much sums up the situation of Tardi’s team of vice-skip Sterling Middleton, second (and brother) Jordan Tardi, lead Zac Curtis and coach Paul Tardi (Tyler and Jordan’s dad).

The team has not been near its best here this week, but has rallied in the late stages of the Canadian Juniors, and thanks to a stolen 6-5 win Friday over Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan (8-2; Sudbury) will be in a playoff tiebreaker Friday at 1:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Four teams — B.C., Manitoba’s JT Ryan (Winnipeg), Alberta’s Karsten Sturmay (Edmonton) and 2017 silver-medallist Matthew Hall (Kitchener) — finished the Championship Pool round robin with 7-3 records, behind first-place Northern Ontario.

While B.C. takes on Alberta, Ontario will play Manitoba, with the two winners advancing to Saturday’s 6 p.m. semifinal; the winner of that game will play Northern Ontario for the gold medal Sunday at 6 p.m.

“We’ve been struggling a bit, I’m not going to lie,” said Tyler Tardi, 19, who stole the winning deuce in the 10th end when Horgan was a couple inches light on his last-shot draw to the four-foot. “We’re just hanging in there, and we’ve gotten a bit lucky. That’s the way the sport goes, I guess. But we have a chance, and that’s all we wanted from the start — a chance to be in the playoffs, and mission accomplished.”

Alberta got into the tiebreaker in similar fashion, taking two in the ninth end and then stealing one in the 10th when Ryan was just heavy with his draw for the victory.

In the other men’s games, Ontario stayed alive with an 11-4 win over Nova Scotia’s Matthew Manuel (6-4; Halifax); and Newfoundland/Labrador’s Daniel Bruce (4-6; Corner Brook) defeated Quebec’s Alek Bédard (5-5; Lacolle) 7-5.

[In seeding pool play Friday afternoon, Summerside PEI’s Alex MacFadyen rink scored 5 points in the 3rd end and 4 to end with a win, and a 4-5 record for the event, beating the Liam Marin rink from Saint John NB by a 12-9 score. The NB rink, which includes PEI’s Tyler Smith, also finished at 4-5.

Nova Scotia’s Karlee Burgess has her sights set on a second gold medal. (Photo, Curling Canada/Shawinigan Host Committee)

The women’s playoff situation is cleaner, meanwhile. Nova Scotia’s Kaitlyn Jones advanced to Sunday’s women’s gold-medal game with an 8-4 win over Newfoundland/Labrador’s Mackenzie Glynn (5-5; St. John’s). Jones, backed up by 2016 world junior champs Kristin Clarke at vice-skip and Karlee Burgess at second (lead Lindsey Burgess and coach Andrew Atherton round out the team), finished with a 9-1 round-robin record.

“I think the girls are pretty excited,” said Karlee Burgess. “It’s a huge step for us this year. I think for Kris and me, the experience is huge. We’ve been in those big games before.”

Behind Nova Scotia, New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau (Fredericton) and Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges (Laval-sur-le-Lac) finished second and third respectively with 8-2 records and will play in Saturday’s 1 p.m. semifinal. The winner will play Nova Scotia for gold Sunday at 1 p.m.

Quebec finished the round-robin with a 7-1 win over Prince Edward Island’s Lauren Lenentine (5-5; Cornwall), while New Brunswick was an 8-5 winner over Ontario’s Emma Wallingford (6-4; Ottawa).

In the other women’s game Friday morning, Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik (7-3; Falher) shaded Northern Ontario’s Hailey Beaudry (3-7; Thunder Bay).

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live and exclusive coverage of the women?s and men?s semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 20, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 21. The same games also will be streamed live in the U.S. on ESPN3. CLICK HERE for the broadcast schedule.

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships, March 3-10 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

 

Fair Isle Ford Men’s Funspiel at Montague

The Fair Isle Ford men’s funspiel goes February 23 and 24 at the Montague Curling Club, with $120/team entry fee guaranteeing three games. The event includes a barbecue on Sat. evening. To register, contact Larry at (902) 838-2513 or montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com.

PEI Firefighters Curling Ch’ship starts this morning at the Silver Fox

The PEI Firefighters Curling Championship gets underway at 9:30 this morning at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and wraps up on Sunday.

Defending champions are the Jerry Hughes team from the Cross Roads Fire Department.

 Defending champs: Skip Jerry Hughes, third Billy MacKinnon, second stone Davis Leslie, lead Amanda Brazil and fifth player Bill MacPhee. Canadian FireFighters Curling Association provincial director Peter MacDonald is on the right.

This year’s winners will represent P.E.I. at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Muscular Dystrophy Hydrant championships March 29 to April 7, 2018, hosted by the Northern Ontario Firefighters Curling Association at the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

PEI Firefighters Curling Assoc. website: peiffca.ca

Tough day for P.E.I. rinks at Canadian junior curling ch’ships (Journal)

Lenentine drops two games, MacFadyen loses to Sask.

SHAWINIGAN, Que. –  Thursday was a tough day for P.E.I. teams at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships.

Lauren Lenentine’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club dropped two games in the championship round, and the Alex MacFadyen squad from the Silver Fox in Summerside lost a high-scoring decision in its only game of the day in the seeding round.
Lenentine, after a 5-0 (won-lost) start, now has an overall record of 5-4 while MacFadyen is 3-5

The P.E.I. women’s team faces Laurie St-Georges (7-2) of Quebec on Friday morning.

Men

Parker MacFadyen is the lead for Alex MacFadyen’s rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside. – Jason Simmonds

In men’s play, Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (4-5) stole deuces in the sixth and eighth ends en route to an 8-6 win over MacFadyen, who countered with a deuce in the ninth and a steal of one in the 10th.

MacFadyen will face New Brunswick’s Liam Marin (4-4) on Friday afternoon. [Martin’s team includes PEI’s Tyler Smith].

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Mixed Doubles, Seniors ch’ship entries close Friday. Mixed (four person) deadline is Jan. 26

Curlers are reminded of the following championship deadlines for the rest of the month.

 

Mixed Doubles

Entry deadline is this Friday, January 19 for the Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles, for 2-person teams of one male and one female, taking place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex Feb. 9-11. This event has no age restrictions. The winning team advances to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Unlike a number of other events, attendance for the provincial winners at the national Mixed Doubles competition is not completely paid for by Curling Canada. Curl PEI will be supporting the winning team attending the National Mixed Doubles by paying their $400 registration fee and possibly reimbursing some travel expenses. Entry fee is  $90 per team.

Seniors

The PEI Seniors Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 50 and over, takes place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club from February 9 to 13. Entry deadline is this Friday, January 19, and entry fee is $190 per team, plus a $42 per player Curling Canada participant fee. Winners advance to the 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship,  March 24 to 29 at the Stratford Rotary Complex, a facility that features two ice surfaces — RBC Arena and Molson Arena.

Mixed

The Provincial 4 person Mixed Curling Championships take place February 16-20 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Entry deadline is next Friday, January 26, and entry fee is $190 per team, plus a $42 per player Curling Canada participant fee. Winners advance to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 5-10 2018.

Approved entries to-date for each provincial event may be viewed at PEICurling.com/scoreboard, under the Teams section for each event.

All entries must be made online at PEICurling.com.

Lenentine rink drops 9-6 decision to N.B. (Journal)

MacFadyen back on the ice Thursday night

SHAWINIGAN, Que. – New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau rink took advantage of last-rock advantage against P.E.I.’s Lauren Lenentine squad on Thursday afternoon.

Lauren Lenentine follows a shot during the recent P.E.I. junior curling championships in O’Leary. – Eric McCarthy

Comeau scored three deuces and one three-ender with the hammer en route to a 9-6 victory over the P.E.I. representative from the Cornwall Curling Club in a championship round matchup at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships on Thursday morning. Lenentine is back in action against Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik, who took a 4-3 record into Thursday afternoon’s draw.

In men’s play, the Alex MacFadyen-skipped rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside will play Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (2-5) on Thursday evening.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Full draw of 24 teams for Friday/Saturday’s Kenmac Energy spiel at Cornwall

Here are the opening draws on Friday January 19 for the Kenmac Energy Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club, with a full draw of 24 teams. Everyone is invited to the Friday evening dance with TIP-ER BACK, from 8:30 to 11:30. There is a $5 cover charge for the dance for those not in the spiel – pay at the bar when you arrive.

5:30PM

Ice 1

P Durant, M Stewart, E Murphy, J Durant  vs  G Clarke, E Stavert, R Stavert, A Clarke

Ice 2

G Groves, H Pierce, D Weeks, K Monaghan  vs  B Sutherland, E Reid, G O’Sullivan, D O’Hanley

Ice 3

B Craswell, M Craswell, J Gill, A MacKinnon  vs  B Fowler, C Peters, A Acorn, P McCardle

Ice 4

 R Piercey, P Piercy, G Piercey, M Piercey  vs  K Blanchard, C Sweetapple, V Fisher, K Fisher

 

7:00 PM

Ice 1

L Davies, A Davies, D MacEachern, L MacEachern  vs  G Matthews, K Handren, C Nicholson, D MacKinnon 

Ice 2

D Kneabone, J Scales, D Bernard, D Kneabone  vs  H Wicki, K Younker, W Deaken, A VanDenNieuwelaar

Ice 3

D Gallant, K Watts, P Ling, R Gallant vs  H Kamphius, D Sigsworth, G Peters, P MacInnis

Ice 4

K Nicholson, R Neumeyer, J Sinclair, D Farrell  vs  C Dawson, A  Casey, J. MacAulay, TBA

 

8:30 PM

Ice 1

R Biagé, M Beck, B Duncan-Biagé, J Hannam  vs   G Robertson, L Arsenault, L Matthews, J Arsenault

Ice 2

J Taylor, M Sanderson, G Younker, A MacIntosh vs  P Neima, H Diamond, J Callaghan, A Mason

Ice 3

G Cudmore, S Campbell, M MacDonald, C MacDougall   vs   P Murdoch, J Murdoch, D Mustow, L Gallant

Ice 4

T Dunn, L Kelly, F Weiler, D Kelly  vs J MacKinnon, L Fairhurst, J MacPhail, L Cudmore

PEI’s Schedule today for Ch’ship Pool (Lenentine), Seeding Pool (MacFadyen) at the Canadian Juniors

Here is Team Lenentine’s schedule for the Championship Pool at the Canadian Juniors in Shawinigan. All times Atlantic
Wednesday 3:00 PM – Nova Scotia (PEI lost 7-4)
Thursday 10:30 AM – New Brunswick
Thursday 7:30 PM – Alberta
Friday 10:00 AM – Quebec

Here is Team MacFadyen’s schedule for the Seeding Pool.

Wednesday 7:30 PM – Yukon (PEI won 9-5)
Thursday 7:30 PM – Saskatchewan
Friday 2:00 PM – New Brunswick

The top four teams from each round-robin pool advanced into the championship pools, while the other teams will play in the seeding pool games to determine the final standings. 

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live and exclusive coverage of the women’s and men’s semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 20, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 21. 

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships, March 3-10 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

Lenentine drops first playoff game, MacFadyen picks up seeding pool win (Journal)

Steal of four in second end proves to be the key

SHAWINIGAN, Que. – One end proved to be the difference for P.E.I.’s Lauren Lenentine rink in the opening game of the championship round at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships.

Lauren Lenentine during a game in the recent P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts final at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Nova Scotia’s Kaitlyn Jones rink stole four in the second end to open up a 5-0 lead, and never looked back en route to a 7-4 victory on Wednesday afternoon. Both teams entered the game with identical records of 5-1 (won-lost).
It was the lone game of the day for Lenentine, who plays New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau and Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik on Thursday. 

Men
In men’s play, the Alex MacFadyen foursome from the Silver Fox in Summerside opened play in the seeding round with a 9-5 win over the Yukon’s Joe Wallingham on Wednesday night.
MacFadyen jumped out to a 4-1 lead after four ends, but a three-ender in the fifth end by Yukon sent the teams into the break tied 4-4.
After a blank sixth end, MacFadyen counted three with hammer in the seventh end, and used last-rock advantage to score a deuce in the ninth end.

MacFadyen, who went 2-4 in round-robin play, will also play Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter on Thursday night, and New Brunswick’s Liam Marin [whose team includes PEI’s Tyler Smith] on Friday afternoon.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Cody Dixon Memorial set for Montague this weekend

The 2nd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel, a weekend of Just-for-Fun curling at the Montague Curling Club in memory of a fantastic guy, takes place this Friday through Sunday, January 19-21, 2018

Ages 16 & up to curl – 19+ for the party Saturday night

Entertainment by Blair Dewar with PEI’s Homegrown Atlantic DJ Service Friday evening for an all-request Kitchen Party!
Saturday night we are rolling out the dance floor with MUDDY BUDDY – $5 admission for non-curlers starting at 9PM

Here is the opening draw:

Cody Dixon Memorial

FRIDAY 6:00pm 
Thomas Annear vs Shane MacDonald 
Devin Schut vs Matthew MacDonald 
Arnie Nabuurs vs Boyd MacDonald 
Darlene London vs Blair Weeks

FRIDAY 7:30pm 
Fred Cheverie vs Jerome MacKinnon 
Larry Richards vs Danielle Collings 
Paul MacAulay vs Donnie Sheidow 
Wayne Townshend vs Julie Dixon

FRIDAY 9:00pm 
Robert Donahoe vs Jonathan MacDonald 
Tammy Dewar vs Matthew Nabuurs 
Travis Coffin vs Dylan Lowery 
Scott Annear vs Louie Collings

SATURDAY 9:00am 
Phil MacDonald vs Karri Anne Ferguson 
Bailey O’Grady vs David Rice 
Glen Hancock vs Wayne Chaisson 
Paul Deveau vs Tyler Harris

PEI’s Schedule for Ch’ship Pool (Lenentine), Seeding Pool (MacFadyen) at the Canadian Juniors

Here is Team Lenentine’s schedule for the Championship Pool at the Canadian Juniors in Shawinigan. All times Atlantic
Wednesday 3:00 PM – Nova Scotia
Thursday 10:30 AM – New Brunswick
Thursday 7:30 PM – Alberta
Friday 10:00 AM – Quebec

Here is Team MacFadyen’s schedule for the Seeding Pool.

Wednesday 7:30 PM – Yukon
Thursday 7:30 PM – Saskatchewan
Friday 2:00 PM – New Brunswick

The top four teams from each round-robin pool advanced into the championship pools, while the other teams will play in the seeding pool games to determine the final standings. 

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live and exclusive coverage of the women’s and men’s semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 20, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 21. 

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships, March 3-10 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

Lenentine (5-1) advances to Championship Pool at New Holland Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada)

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — You couldn’t blame Tanner Horgan if he considered Tuesday night’s showdown with Ontario’s Matthew Hall at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships as a chance for revenge.

Tanner Horgan’s Northern Ontario champs won a battle of unbeaten teams on Tuesday night at the New Holland Canadian Juniors. (Photo, Curling Canada/Shawinigan Host Committee)

After all, it was Hall’s Ontario team from Kitchener that beat Horgan’s Northern Ontario team twice at last year’s Canadian Juniors in Victoria, including an extra-end victory in the semifinal.

And Hall carried a four-game win streak over Horgan heading into Tuesday night’s battle of unbeaten teams at the Aréna de Grand-Mère.

But moments after an emphatic 8-4 victory that clinched first place in men’s Pool for the 6-0 Northern Ontario champs from Copper Cliff, Horgan, 19, was underplaying the notion that it was some kind of payback game.

“It’s not so much on a personal level or anything; it’s more that they’re a good team, one of the teams you have to beat in order to do well here,” said Horgan, who won bronze at last year’s Canadian Juniors after taking silver the year before at Stratford, Ont. “It wasn’t a ‘get you back’ sort of thing. Although it is kind of nice to play well against a team we’d lost to a few times in a row. It’s nice to get over that hump and come out with a great game.”

Horgan, with younger brother Jake at vice-skip, Nick Bissonnette at second, Maxime Blais at lead and his dad Gerry as coach, took control of Tuesday night’s game with a fourth-end deuce (coming an end after Hall executed a beautiful split to score a game-tying two points) and a steal of three in the fifth.

“We got a little bit of a freebie the next end (after Hall’s nice shot in the third end, the Ontario skip missed an open hit to set up the Northern Ontario deuce), but the next couple ends, we really put together some nice ends, putting rocks where we wanted them,” said Horgan.

With the silver in 2016 and bronze last year, one might think the Northern Ontario team is looking to complete its set of medals with gold this year. But Horgan is refusing to take that bait.

“It’s a long way off, you know?” he said. “I kind of learned last year that if you put all your eggs in one basket, it can really ruin your season, and ruin your attitude towards curling. So I think this year, we’ve really put it on the back-burner. If it happens, it happens. We’ve been close so many times. We’ll see; if we’re lucky enough at the end of the week to be in the final, then, yeah, we’ll be shooting for it really hard.”

Northern Ontario, Ontario, Alberta’s Karsten Sturmay (3-3; Edmonton) and Newfoundland/Labrador’s Daniel Bruce (3-3; Corner Brook) all qualified out of Pool B for the Championship Pool.

In Pool A, defending champ Tyler Tardi of B.C. (5-1; Langley/New Westminster), Manitoba’s JT Ryan (5-1; Winnipeg), Quebec’s Alek Bédard (4-2; Lacolle) and Nova Scotia’s Matthew Manuel (3-3; Halifax) all reached the Championship Pool.

Newfoundland/Labrador skip Mackenzie Glynn calls instructions to her sweepers. (Photo, Curling Canada/Shawinigan Host Committee)

In other men’s games on Tuesday night, Sawer Kaeser of the Northwest Territories (1-5; Fort Smith) beat Javen Komaksiutiksak of Nunavut (0-6; Rankin Inlet) 17-2; Quebec stole one in an extra end for a 9-8 victory over New Brunswick’s Liam Marin (2-4; Saint John); and Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (1-5; Saskatoon) downed Nova Scotia 8-6.

In women’s play, Nova Scotia’s Kaitlyn Jones (5-1; Halifax) wrapped up first place in Pool A with a 10-4 win over Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik (4-2; Falher). Both teams advanced to the Championship Pool from Pool A, along with New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau (4-2; Fredericton) and Quebec’s Laurie St-George (4-2; Laval-sur-le-lac).

In Pool B, Newfoundland/Labrador’s Mackenzie Glynn (5-1; St. John’s), Prince Edward Island’s Lauren Lenentine (5-1; Cornwall), Ontario’s Emma Wallingford (5-1; Ottawa) and Northern Ontario’s Hailey Beaudry (3-3; Thunder Bay) advanced to the Championship Pool.

In games Tuesday night, Glynn made a difficult draw through a port to the four-foot to score two in the 10th end for a 6-5 win over British Columbia’s Taylor Reese-Hansen (2-4; Victoria); Nova Scotia was a 10-4 winner over Alberta; and Northern Ontario rolled to a 12-2 win over Nunavut’s Sadie Pinksen (1-5; Iqaluit).

The teams that don’t reach the Championship Pool will continue playing in a Seeding Pool to determine the final standings.

Action continues in the 2018 Canadian Juniors with draws Wednesday at 2 p.m and 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live and exclusive coverage of the women?s and men?s semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 20, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 21. The same games also will be streamed live in the U.S. on ESPN3. CLICK HERE for the broadcast schedule.

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships, March 3-10 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

Here is the updated draw with the Championship and Seeding pool games:

juniorsdraw

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

PEI’s Team Lenentine ends round robin at 5-1 after extra-end loss to Team NL at Canadian Juniors

There are now no undefeated junior women’s teams remaining going into the final round robin draw of the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Shawinigan Quebec. It took an extra end for Team Newfoundland and Labrador, skipped by MacKenzie Glynn, to edge PEI’s Lauren Lenentine rink 7-6 this afternoon. PEI got off to a bad start giving up a triple in the first end, but fought back with singles to trail 4-3 at the fifth end break, and tie the game with a stolen sixth-end single. NL took one in the eighth, with PEI grabbing a one-point lead with a deuce in nine. NL forced the extra with a single in the 10th, and the winning single in the extra.

Lauren Lenentine (Curling Canada)

PEI and Ontario have both finished round robin play with 5-1 records in their pool, while NL, at 4-1 has one game left, against BC (2-3) at 7:30. Four teams from each round robin pool advance to the Championship Pool, so all three of these teams will be advancing, regardless of whether NL wins or loses their next game. The final spot in the pool will go to either BC or Northern Ontario, both at 2-3.

On the junior men’s side, PEI’s Alex MacFadyen rink finished round robin play with a 2-4 win-loss record, following a 9-4 win over the Northwest Territories last evening, and an 8-7 loss to Newfoundland and Labrador this morning. That win gave NL the last Championship Pool spot, with a 3-3 record, while PEI, at 2-4 finishes just out of the Pool with a 2-4 record, and would go to the Seeding Pool.

 The top team out of the junior women’s and men’s Championship  pools advance to their respective final on Sunday, Jan. 21, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 20, to determine the other finalist.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 1 p.m. [all times ET], men at 6 p.m.) on Jan. 20 and finals (women at 1 p.m., men at 6 p.m.), held at the Aréna de Grand Mère.

The winning teams will then represent Canada in the 2018 VolP Defender World Juniors, March 3-11 at Aberdeen, Scotland. Canada has won a leading 18 world junior men’s titles since 1975 and 11 women’s crowns since 1988.

Upcoming PEI Ch’ship deadlines: Stick (today), Mixed Doubles, Seniors, Mixed

Curlers are reminded of the following championship deadlines for the rest of the month.

Stick

Entry deadline is Tuesday, January 16 (today), for the provincial 2-person Stick Curling Championships, with Open (any combination of men and/or women) and Women’s divisions. The event takes place February 6-8 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with entry fee of $65 per two person team. The top four Open division teams and top two women’s division duos advance to the Maritime Stick Curling Championships, in Nova Scotia in March, while the winners of the Open division also earn the right to participate in the 2018 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, April 2-5 at the St. Albert Curling Club in St. Albert Alberta.

Mixed Doubles

Entry deadline is this Friday, January 19 for the Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles, for 2-person teams of one male and one female, taking place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex Feb. 9-11. This event has no age restrictions. The winning team advances to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from March 29 to April 1 in Leduc Alberta. 

Unlike a number of other events, attendance for the provincial winners at the national Mixed Doubles competition is not completely paid for by Curling Canada. Curl PEI will be supporting the winning team attending the National Mixed Doubles by paying their $400 registration fee and possibly reimbursing some travel expenses. Entry fee is  $90 per team.

Seniors

The PEI Seniors Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 50 and over, takes place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club from February 9 to 13. Entry deadline is this Friday, January 19, and entry fee is $190 per team, plus a $42 per player Curling Canada participant fee. Winners advance to the 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship,  March 24 to 29 at the Stratford Rotary Complex, a facility that features two ice surfaces — RBC Arena and Molson Arena.

Mixed

The Provincial 4 person Mixed Curling Championships take place February 16-20 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Entry deadline is next Friday, January 26, and entry fee is $190 per team, plus a $42 per player Curling Canada participant fee. Winners advance to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 5-10 2018.

Approved entries to-date for each provincial event may be viewed at PEICurling.com/scoreboard, under the Teams section for each event.

All entries must be made online at PEICurling.com.

Quebec’s Bedard bounces back, PEI’s Lenentine moves into women’s 1st place in Draw 9 action at Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada)

After losing in an extra end on Monday afternoon, Quebec’s Alek Bedard needed a bounce-back game, and that’s exactly what he delivered against Nova Scotia’s Matthew Manuel in Draw 9 of the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Shawinigan, Que.

Alek Bedard, skip of Team Quebec at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Shawinigan, Que. (Curling Canada photo)

It was a tight game, as Bedard and Manuel traded points through the first six ends and were tied 6-6 after eight. Trailing by one point after nine, Bedard made the most of his last-rock advantage to score a deuce and take the game with an 8-7 score. Quebec and Nova Scotia are now tied in the Pool A standings with 3-2 records.

In the only other men’s Pool A game, J.T. Ryan of the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg secured his spot at the top of the standings with a 10-2 win over Yukon’s Joe Wallingham.

In Pool B, Prince Edward Island improved to a 3-3 record after a 9-4 win over Northwest Territories’ Sawer Kaeser, who is still looking for his first win. Alberta’s Karsten Sturmay stole six points in three consecutive ends to take a 10-4 win over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Daniel Bruce. Sturmay now sits in third place, trailing the leaders Matt Hall (ON) and Tanner Horgan (NO), who are both undefeated with 4-0 records.

On the women’s side, Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik kicked off her game against Lauren St-Georges of Quebec with a big score of five and never looked back, winning 10-5 and taking over first place in the Pool A standings.

In Pool B action, P.E.I.’s Lauren Lenentine and Ontario’s Emma Wallingford both came into their Draw 9 match-up undefeated. Lenentine led throughout, scoring three points in the ninth end to secure a 9-4 win and move into first place. Wallingford (4-1) and Mackenzie Glynn from Newfoundland and Labrador (3-1) are right behind in the Pool B standings.

In the only other women’s game on Monday evening, Justine Comeau of New Brunswick stole six points on the way to a 12-2 win over Yukon’s Kelsey Meger.

Team Yukon high fives after a good end at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Shawinigan, Que. (Curling Canada photo)

The last day of the round robin continues on Tuesday with three draws, 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., all times ET.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for an initial round robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 21, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 20, to determine the other finalist.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 1 p.m. [all times ET], men at 6 p.m.) on Jan. 20 and finals (women at 1 p.m., men at 6 p.m.), held at the Aréna de Grand Mère.

It’s the first year of event title sponsorship by New Holland, a world leader in the manufacturing and selling of agricultural and construction equipment.

For event information, visit www.curling.ca/2018juniors.

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UPDATED: Lenentine 5-0 at Cdn Jrs. after beating Ontario (Journal)

MacFadyen 2-3 at Canadian junior championships SHAWINIGAN, Que. – The Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club continued its strong performance at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships on Monday. Lenentine, third stone Kristie Rogers, second stone Breanne … Continue reading

Undefeated teams, including PEI’s Lenentine rink, take over the top at Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada)

Tanner Horgan and his Northern Ontario foursome from Sudbury kept their winning streak alive on Monday morning, stealing three ends on the way to an 11-3 victory over Daniel Bruce of Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2018 New Holland Canadian … Continue reading

Team Lenentine still unbeaten at 4-0 at Canadian Juniors

Cornwall PEI’s Lauren Lenentine rink just keeps on winning at the New Holland Juniors in Shawinigan.  A 13-3 win over the Northwest Territories this morning improves their record to 4-0. They have 2 games remaining in the round robin. Tonight they … Continue reading

Field, Wild Card Game set for 2018 Scotties in Penticton (Curling Canada)

There will be a blend of experience and youth heading to B.C.’s beautiful Okanagan region for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, beginning on Jan. 27 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Teams skipped by Kerri Einarson, left, and Chelsea … Continue reading

PEI’s MacFadyen picks up 1st win at Canadian Juniors, Ontario women move into 3-0 tie with Lenentine (Curling Canada)

Steals were the name of the game on Sunday night at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Just ask Nova Scotia skip Kaitlyn Jones and her team from the Halifax Curling Club, who stole five ends on the … Continue reading

Lenentine makes it 3 in a row at the Canadian Jrs. with come-from-behind win over BC

The Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club remains undefeated with a 3-0 record at the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships in Shawinigan Quebec following an exciting 7-6 come-from-behind win over BC’s Taylor Reese-Hanson team this afternoon. BC drops … Continue reading

Lenentine improves to 2-0; MacFadyen drops second straight (Journal)

At Canadian junior curling championships SHAWINIGAN, Que. – The Lauren Lenentine rink is off to a strong start at the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships. Lauren Lenentine follows a shot during the recent P.E.I. junior curling championships in O’Leary. … Continue reading

George’s Deck and Recovery U13 Event held

Another successful George’s Deck and Recovery FREE under 13 bonspiel was held Saturday at the Montague Curling Rink. Besides trophies and prizes, a free lunch of hamburgers, fries, and pop was served to the curlers, with Tim Horton’s coffee available … Continue reading

Lenentine 1-0, MacFadyen 0-1 going into Day Two of New Holland Juniors

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine rink hopes to follow up yesterday’s big 13-6 win over Northern Ontario with two more victories today, playing Nunavut (0-1) at 10:30 am Atlantic at the New Holland Canadian Juniors in Shawinigan Quebec, and then BC (0-2) at … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Lenentine picks up opening draw win at New Holland Juniors (Curling Canada)

The 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships kicked off on Saturday with men’s and women’s teams from across the country beginning the battle to determine who will represent Canada at the world championships in Aberdeen, Scotland. On the men’s … Continue reading

Silver Fox holding Stick Curling demo on Thursday

Tbe Silver Fox in Summerside is having a FREE Stick Curling demonstration / instruction session, followed by a game, on Thursday, January 18 at 10 am. They have approximately 20 sticks and 18 helmets  All you need is clean footwear.  Come out, … Continue reading

Annual Provincial Auto Parts/S’Side Rotary Mardi Gras Funspiel

Sponsored by NAPA Provincial Auto Parts, the Summerside Rotary Club’s annual Mardi Gras curling funspiel is almost here. This important fundraising event will be held on March 8-10 (Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday) at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community … Continue reading

PEI rinks begin play Saturday at Canadian Juniors in Shawinigan (Journal)

Team P.E.I.’s Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside sees action in the opening men’s draw of the New Holland Canadian junior curling championships on Saturday. Alex MacFadyen in action during the P.E.I. junior curling championships in O’Leary … Continue reading

Upcoming PEI Ch’ship deadlines: Stick, Mixed Doubles, Seniors, Mixed

With the Juniors, Scotties and Tankard now complete, curlers are reminded of the following championship deadlines for the rest of the month. As previously mentioned, entries have closed for  the Masters, while the Canada Games Trials deadline is midnight today … Continue reading

Stratford hosting Vogue Optical 2018 55+ Winter Games, with Curling, Stick Curling in Ch’town

Registration is now open for the Vogue Optical 2018 PEI 55+ Winter Games being hosted by the Town of Stratford, February 26 – March 3, 2018. Entry fees range from $5 to $20, depending on the event ($15 for curling … Continue reading

Upcoming NCCP Multi Sport Modules from Coaching PEI

NCCP Multi Sport Modules will enhance your coaching repertoire!     Check out the full schedule of upcoming events.    January 26 & 27 – Performance Planning February 12 – Advanced Practice Planning  February 17 – Coaching & Leading Effectivley February 20 & 27 – Psychology of … Continue reading

Reminder: Today is the final day to enter the Canada Games Trials

  The Canada Winter Games Trials #1, for curlers born after July 1, 2000, take place February 2-4, 2018 at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and will qualify two male and two female teams to be the Canada Winter Games Training Teams. These teams will advance to Trials #2 next season. The 2019 Canada Winter … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Club hosting Adult Getting Started League starting Jan. 15

All Interested Beginner Curlers Welcome! Mondays 7:15 – 8:30pm Starts Jan 15th runs for 10 weeks Bring a friend; Bring a Spouse – Come as a team or individual Friends + Exercise = FUN! Social time in the lounge always … Continue reading

Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel looking for Six More Teams

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel! A weekend of Just-for-Fun curling at the Montague Curling Club in memory of a fantastic guy – January 19-21, 2018! Room for six more teams! $140.00/team to register – guaranteed … Continue reading

Brett Gallant (Male Athlete) and his father Peter (Coach) are both Sport PEI Awards finalists

Charlottetown, PE – February 7th, 2018 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 44th annual awards night at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall.  The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur … Continue reading

Reminder: Sat. morning Jr. Dev’t League at Cornwall is on this weekend due to date change

This is a final reminder that the Wendy’s Saturday Morning Junior Developmental League draw that was scheduled for the 20th of January at the Cornwall Curling Club was rescheduled to the 13th of January (this Saturday), to accommodate a date change for another event. … Continue reading

New Holland Canadian Juniors begin Saturday at Shawinigan, Que. (Curling Canada)

The 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships get underway Saturday at Shawinigan, Que. 2017 men’s finalists, Tyler Tardi (bottom) and Matthew Hall (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) It marks the first time Shawinigan has hosted the Canadian Juniors, but … Continue reading

Team Gushue among rinks at 2018 WFG Continental Cup, kicking off Thursday in London, Ont. (Curling Canada)

There will be a distinctly Olympian feel to the 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Service Experts, when it gets underway Thursday at The Sports Centre at Western Fair District in London, Ont. Both Canadian Olympic teams will be part … Continue reading

Casey clinic wraps up Future Scotties/Tankard (updated with more photos)

The 2018 Future Scotties & Future Tankard, open to junior women’s and junior men’s teams who may someday compete in the PEI Scotties or Tankard, wrapped up on the weekend.  This year the event matched one junior team with one … Continue reading

Final Event Reminder: FREE George’s Deck U13 Spiel. Register today!

Please contact Larry TODAY if you are participating. This is a free event. Open to the first 16 U13 age teams to register.\ A free lunch consisting of Hamburger and Fries plus a pop will be served to the curlers. … Continue reading

Entry deadline is Jan. 12 for Harvey’s General Store / MacDonald’s Excavation Cashspiel at Crapaud

This is a reminder that the Harvey’s General Store and MacDonald’s Excavation Cashspiel takes place Jan 19-21, 2018 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, and is open to all teams, at a cost of $240/team. Entry deadline is Friday, January … Continue reading

Mission accomplished for Eddie MacKenzie rink (Guardian)

Charlottetown Curling Complex squad defends P.E.I. Tankard title CORNWALL, P.E.I. – The Eddie MacKenzie rink is heading back to the Tim Hortons Brier after a 12-4 win over John Likely to earn the P.E.I. Tankard Sunday in Cornwall. Guardian photo: Eddie … Continue reading

Robyn MacPhee defends P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts title Sunday in Cornwall (Guardian)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – The Robyn MacPhee foursome were steady Eddies in a 6-2 win over the Lauren Lenentine rink Sunday in Cornwall to earn their second straight P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship. Guardian photo: Robyn MacPhee, with Sarah Fullerton (left) … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Scotties and Tankard Ch’ship games and Closing Ceremonies

The PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s championship, won by the Robyn MacPhee rink and the PEI Tankard men’s championship, won by the Eddie MacKenzie team, who both defended their titles from last year., wrapped up this afternoon at the … Continue reading

Robyn MacPhee and Eddie MacKenzie rinks repeat as PEI Scotties and Tankard champs

It was a repeat win for both the Robyn MacPhee team, who won the PEI  Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championships, and their Charlottetown Curling clubmates the Eddie MacKenzie foursome, who are once again PEI Tankard provincial men’s … Continue reading

Photos from PEI Scotties and Tankard “C” finals

Here is a gallery of photos from last evening’s “C” final at the PEI Tankard and Scotties at the Cornwall Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge. The Championship Round in both events goes today at 2 pm and, … Continue reading

Lawes/Morris one win away from Mixed Doubles Trials gold after semifinal win over Peterman/Gallant (Curling Canada)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. — There will be a golden opportunity for three Olympic gold-medallists to make a return trip through the 2018 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. Curling Canada photo: Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris Kaitlyn Lawes (Winnipeg) … Continue reading

MacPhee, MacKenzie one win away from repeat Scotties, Tankard titles

The defending champion Robyn MacPhee and Eddie MacKenzie rinks from the Charlottetown Curling Club are both just one away from repeating as PEI Scotties women’s and Tankard men’s champions. They both captured their second modified triple knockout sections this evening, … Continue reading

Peterman/Gallant fend off Jones/Nichols to reach Canad Inns mixed doubles semifinal (Curling Canada)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. — Jocelyn Peterman (Calgary) and Brett Gallant (St. John’s) knocked off a pair of Olympians in the 3 vs. 4 Page playoff game at the 2018 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials to continue their pursuit of … Continue reading

MacPhee and Likely win B qualifiers – Scotties, Tankard will both go to Sunday

There WILL be a championship round on Sunday at the PEI Scotties provincial women’s and the PEI Tankard provincial men’s curling championships, as there are separate winners of the A and B sections of both events, with Robyn MacPhee and … Continue reading

Gushue/Sweeting, Lawes/Morris two wins away from gold at Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Trials (Curling Canada)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. — Brad Gushue (St. John’s) and Val Sweeting (Edmonton) along with John Morris (Canmore, Alta.) and Kaitlyn Lawes (Winnipeg) will play each other in the Page 1 vs. 2 playoff game after their victories at the … Continue reading

Likely and MacPhee earn “B” finals berths at PEI Tankard, Scotties

The “B” event finals of the PEI Tankard provincial men’s and Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championships are set for 9 am Saturday at the Cornwall Curling Club. TANKARD The Tankard “B” final will see the defending champion, Charlottetown’s … Continue reading

Lenentine, MacKenzie improve to 3-0 and win “A” finals at Scotties, Tankard

  PEI’s two-time reigning Junior champs, the Cornwall rink of Lauren Lenentine, Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne and Rachel O’Connor, remain undefeated, winning their third game in a row at the provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts by defeating their host-club teammates, … Continue reading

Lenentine wins A event at Scotties, MacKenzie takes men’s A at Tankard (Guardian)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – The Lauren Lenentine rink keeps winning. The squad defeated Veronica Smith’s team 11-2 in seven ends for its third straight victory to capture the A qualifier at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Friday in an all-Cornwall contest. Breanne … Continue reading

Reminder: Today is final day to enter Masters. Canada Games Trials #1 deadline a week away

The Provincial Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from January 26-30, 2018. Entry deadline is January 5. Entry fee is $185 per team. Defending men’s … Continue reading

Opening day photos from Tankard and Scotties

Here are photos from the first two draws at the PEI Tankard men’s championship and Scotties women’s championship, underway at the Cornwall Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge. Friday draws are at 2 and 7 pm. … Continue reading

Team Gushue well-represented in mixed doubles curling trials playoffs (CBC Sports)

(by Devin Heroux) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — The field of 18 teams has been cut in half as the playoffs begin at the mixed doubles Olympic curling trials in Portage la Prairie, Man. LIVE BLOG: Canadian mixed doubles curling trials Lesser-known … Continue reading

“A” Finals set at PEI Scotties, Tankard

The finalists have been set for the first of three modified triple-knockout sections at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s  and the Tankard provincial men’s championships at the Cornwall Curling Club. It will be Cornwall clubmates Lauren Lenentine and Veronica … Continue reading

Smith wins opener at Scotties (Guardian)

Draw 2 at 7 p.m. is going ahead tonight CORNWALL, P.E.I. – Veronica Smith’s team from the host Cornwall Curling Club knocked off the two-time defending champs Thursday in the opening draw of this year’s P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts. … Continue reading

7 pm Tankard and Scotties draw going ahead

With the forecast calling for rain later this evening, the decision has been made to go ahead with draw number two of the Tankard provincial men’s and Scotties provincial women’s curling championships at the Cornwall Curling Club, at the scheduled … Continue reading

PEI Scotties/Tankard: 2 pm draw going ahead, 6:15 pm opening ceremonies cancelled

Here is an update on the PEI Scotties and Tankard championships at the Cornwall Curling Club, as a winter storm approaches: The 2 pm Thursday draw is going ahead. Club and umpire are comfortable with being here for it.  A … Continue reading

Robyn MacPhee rink takes a combined eight Scotties titles into PEI ch’ship (Guardian)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – Robyn MacPhee has enough fingers to count how many P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s provincial curling championships her rink has won this decade as a foursome and with other teams. MacPhee, the skip of last year’s Scotties … Continue reading

Keeping options open key to the MacKenzie rink repeating as P.E.I. men’s curling champ this week (Guardian)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – After 30 years or so Sean Ledgerwood has curled on the Island scene long enough to know its ins and outs. The lead of the defending P.E.I. Tankard winner played third in last year’s foursome skipped by Eddie … Continue reading

Gallant/Peterman remain unbeaten as they accelerate towards playoff berth at Mixed Doubles Trials (Curling Canada)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. — Jocelyn Peterman (Calgary) and Brett Gallant (St. John’s) will enter the final day of the round robin at the 2018 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials as the only undefeated team in their pool. … Continue reading

Scotties, Tankard, Future Scotties/Tankard Banquet Photos

The PEI Tankard Provincial Men’s and Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling Championships at the Cornwall Curling Club kicked off tonight with the opening banquet. Also present were junior curlers who may one day be participants in the Scotties or the Tankard, … Continue reading

West Cape Wind Energy Funspiel goes this weekend in O’Leary

Join the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary for the Annual West Cape Wind Energy Funspiel! A few days of good curling, great friends, and lasting memories, We are taking registrations for both Regular and Stick curling. Dates: Jan.5 starting … Continue reading

Montague club looks to score new players (E. Graphic)

Montague Curling Club member Gail Greene prepares to deliver a practice stone. In an effort to boost membership, the club is offering six weeks of adult lessons beginning Wednesday, January 10. Members are hoping to see some new players, young … Continue reading

Gallant-Peterman take first 2 matches at Olympic curling trial (CBC PEI)

Brett Gallant of P.E.I. and his partner Jocelyn Peterman of Alberta are 2-0 at the Canadian mixed doubles curling trials in Portage La Prairie, Man..   The Gallant-Peterman team plays three games Wednesday: at 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 9:00 … Continue reading

PEI Scotties and Tankard start Thursday afternoon in Cornwall

It’ll be a busy four days from January 4th to 7th, at the four sheet Cornwall Curling Club, as they host both the Tankard PEI men’s curling championship and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts PEI women’s championship, with five teams … Continue reading

Gallant/Peterman win on last rock to join 5 team A pool Mixed Doubles 2 win logjam (Curling Canada)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — As a new mixed doubles pair, Reid Carruthers and Jill Officer had a lot to work out in a short amount of time. But it seems to have paid off as the pair is off … Continue reading

Lenentine, MacFadyen looking forward to Canadian junior curling ch’ships (Journal)

Will represent P.E.I. in Shawinigan, Que. O’LEARY – If she were to offer advice to the Prince Edward Island men’s team heading to the 2018 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships with her later this month, Lauren Lenentine said she’d tell … Continue reading

Entry deadline reminders for Masters, Canada Games Trials #1

The Provincial Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from January 26-30, 2018. Entry deadline is January 5. Entry fee is $185 per team. Defending men’s … Continue reading

Watch the Canadian Mixed Doubles on livestream (CBC)

Click on the video player link below to watch the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling trials from Portage la Prairie, Man. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/canada-mixed-doubles-curling-trials-live-1.4460005 The winners of the event will represent Canada at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. LIVE BLOG | Canadian mixed … Continue reading

Adult Curling Lessons at the Silver Fox in Summerside

The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex is offering Adult Curling Lessons, with Don Vickerson, on Wednesday evenings starting January 3 and continuing for the rest of the season, from 7-9. It’s open to club members and non-members. Price is $10 per … Continue reading

Lenentine, MacFadyen junior curling champions (Journal Pioneer)

Cornwall, Summerside rinks to represent P.E.I. at nationals O’LEARY – The Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall Curling Club is heading back to the New Holland Canadian junior curling championships, and this year they will be accompanied by the Alex MacFadyen team … Continue reading

Pepsi Junior Curling Championship Winners Circle

Following today’s final games at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Maple Leaf Curling Club, it was time to present the trophies to the winners and runners-up, as well as the certificates to the winners of the Asham … Continue reading

Lenentine and MacFadyen go undefeated to win Pepsi Juniors without needing Saturday round

It was a clean sweep at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary for both the defending champion Lauren Lenentine jr. women’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Alex MacFadyen jr. … Continue reading

Pepsi PEI Jr. Ch’ships could wrap up this evening

The  “C”  finals of the modified triple knockout draw of the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships go at 6:30 this evening at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Two teams, the defending champion Lauren Lenentine junior women’s team from … Continue reading

Lenentine wins 2nd section, Mitchell Schut advances to C final at Pepsi Juniors

The defending champion Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall remains undefeated and is one step closer to repeating as Junior Women’s champion at the Pepsi Provincial Juniors at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, after winning both the “A” and … Continue reading

2018 Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Trials begin Tuesday in Portage la Prairie (Curling Canada)

A chance to make curling history will be on the line when the inaugural Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials get underway Tuesday in Portage la Prairie, Man. Mike and Dawn McEwen are among the 18 teams playing for the right … Continue reading

MacFadyen, Lenentine still undefeated, PEI men’s junior ch’ship could conclude Fri. evening (Journal)

O’LEARY – The Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside, and Lauren Lenentine’s defending-champion women’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club are still undefeated after two days of play at the 2018 Pepsi P.E.I. junior curling championships. The competition … Continue reading

Belfast and Area Curling Club starting on Jan. 5

  Friday evening curling on arena ice is starting on January 5th at the Belfast Recreation Centre. Registration is 6 pm, followed by Team Curling at 6:30, and Pickup Curling at 8 pm. No experience is necessary. Canteen and bar … Continue reading

MacFadyen team one win away from Pepsi Jr. Men’s title, Lenentine vs Ferguson in Jr. Women’s B final

The Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox club in Summerside remains undefeated in the four-team junior men’s division, and needs to win just one of their next three games in order to become the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s champions. They captured … Continue reading

6:30 pm Pepsi Jr Men’s “B” finals and Jr. Women’s “B” semis set

The B section finals of the modified triple knockout draw are coming up at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Just like the “A” section, it’ll be Summerside’s Alex MacFadyen taking on … Continue reading

Lenentine, MacFadyen win A section finals at junior curling provincials (Journal)

O’LEARY – It was a good start to the day for the Lauren Lenentine and Alex MacFadyen rinks at the Pepsi P.E.I. junior curling championships. They won the A section finals as defending-champion Lenentine defeated Annika Kelly of Charlottetown 11-1 … Continue reading

Event Reminder: FREE George’s Deck U13 Spiel

This is a free event. Open to the first 16 U13 age teams to register.\ A free lunch consisting of Hamburger and Fries plus a pop will be served to the curlers. There will also be Tim Horton’s Coffee available … Continue reading

Lenentine and MacFadyen win Pepsi Juniors “A” sections

The Lauren Lenentine and Alex MacFadyen rinks have won the first of three modified triple-knockout sections in the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships being played at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Defending Junior Women’s champ Lenentine, from Cornwall, … Continue reading

“A” finals for P.E.I. Pepsi Jr. Curling ch’ships go Thursday morning (Journal)

O’LEARY –  The Alex MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club will meet Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut rink, and defending women’s champion Lauren Lenentine will meet the Annika Kelly rink Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the respective men’s … Continue reading

Event Reminder: Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel! A weekend of Just-for-Fun curling at the Montague Curling Club in memory of a fantastic guy – January 19-21, 2018! Taking the first 32 teams to register  $140.00/team to register … Continue reading

First Pepsi Juniors Playoff round teams to be determined Thursday morning

The junior men’s and women’s “A” section finalists have been determined following opening day play at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships taking place at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, with 6 jr. women’s, and 4 jr. men’s … Continue reading

Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Ch’ships start this afternoon in O’Leary

Six junior women’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown, and Crapaud curling clubs. and four junior men’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Silver Fox clubs, will be competing in the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, December 27-30 at the Maple … Continue reading

2017 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursary winners announced

The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its four 2017 winners of junior curling bursaries, which have been provided courtesy of anonymous donors. The annual awards, totalling $3000, are administered by the Hall, and are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game. Female Recipients The two female … Continue reading

She’s back! Veronica Smith will once again skip Panthers at AUS Curling Ch’ships (UPEI)

The Veronica Smith rink won the best 2 of 3 playdown 2-0 over the Annika Kelly team for the right to represent UPEI at the Atlantic University Sport Curling Championships February 8-11 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Photo: Veronica Smith Following … Continue reading

PEI Scotties and Tankard set for Cornwall Jan. 4-7

It’ll be a busy four days from January 4th to 7th, at the four sheet Cornwall Curling Club, as they host both the Tankard PEI men’s curling championship and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts PEI women’s championship, with five teams … Continue reading

Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Ch’ships start Dec. 27 in O’Leary

Six junior women’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown, and Crapaud curling clubs. and four junior men’s teams, from the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Silver Fox clubs, will be competing in the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, December 27-30 at the Maple … Continue reading

Signup now for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel at Cornwall

  Registration is now open for the annual mixed funspiel sponsored by Kenmac Energy. Last year and the year before, they had a full draw of 24 teams. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday evening January 19 and all … Continue reading

Smith and Kelly rinks competing for UPEI Women’s berth at AUS Ch’ships

The UPEI Women’s Curling Playoff begins this evening at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside at 6:30 pm. Game 2, and if necessary 3, will be hosted at the Montague Curling Club on Thursday, game times 12:00 pm and … Continue reading

Gallant/Peterman are top seeds, as teams, schedule confirmed for Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Trials (Curling Canada)

Olympic dreams are still alive for the 18 teams who will be competing at the inaugural Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials in just over two weeks. Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are the top-seeded team at the 2018 Canad Inns … Continue reading

Brett Gallant selling Men of Curling calendars for KidSport PEI on Friday

The PEI Guardian is reporting that Brett Gallant will be at the Charlottetown Curling Complex this Friday, Dec. 22, from 6-8 p.m. with a stack of ‘Men of Curling’ calendars available for purchase and autographs. All proceeds from the calendars … Continue reading

George Koke, Bill Jenkins, Bob MacWilliams among Strathcona Cup curlers to tour Scotland in Jan./Feb

The Canadian team has been chosen to tour Scotland from January 10 to February 3, 2018 for the Strathcona Cup men’s tour, and it includes three Islanders- George Koke from the Montague Curling Club, Bill Jenkins, now living in St. … Continue reading