Ferguson and Schut finish fourth at U18 Mixed Doubles Test Event in Fredericton

Curling Canada tested two possible future events, Under 25 and Under 18 Mixed Doubles, at the Willie O’Ree Centre in Fredericton NB these past two weekends. Each test event had eight teams. The U18, which includes PEI’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson duo, with coach Dave Murphy, started on Friday, with the Cornwall Curling Club duo finishing in fourth place after losing the Bronze Medal game 7-1. to the Forsythe/Pugsley team. Both teams finished round robin play with 5-2 win-loss records, with Forsythe/Pugsley picking up 12-3 win in their round-robin match against Ferguson/Schut, aided by a six-ender. The PEI team lost 7-4 to the Patterson/Palmer pair, who went on to win the gold medal, in the semi-finals to go to the bronze medal game. Schut and Ferguson are back skipping their regular four person teams in eight days, as they head to the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, April 2-7 in Sherwood Park Alberta.

Lauren Ferguson (left) and Mitchell Schut

The U25 event wrapped up last Sunday, with the team of PEI’s Aleya Quilty, paired with New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud and coach Pat Quilty, winning the Gold Medal game with a triple in the extra end over New Brunswick’s Erika Cluff and Alex Peasley. In the Bronze Medal game, PEI’s Veronica Smith, teamed up with Rene Comeau of Moncton and coach Paul Smith, beat Cornwall’s Nick Johnston and Sydney Howatt with coach Lori Robinson by an 11-5 score.

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Peterman/Gallant win their second Canadian Mixed Doubles championship title (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON — Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg) and Brett Gallant (PEI native living in St. John’s, N.L.) became the first team to win two mixed doubles national titles, at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship on Sunday afternoon. The pair solidified the win with a big sixth end to defeat Nancy Martin (Saskatoon) and Tyrel Griffith (Kelowna, B.C.) 9-6.

Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

Peterman/Gallant gained the upper hand in the tightly-contested game during the sixth end. Tied 3-3, Martin/Griffith left their only two stones in the house lined up and surrounded by four Peterman/Gallant stones. Peterman settled into the hack and threw a perfectly-executed double to score five and take an 8-3 lead.

“When we got that opportunity in the sixth end we had to take it and Jocelyn came up just huge with that shot. Felt like if we made it, we win the game and she made it perfect,” Gallant said.

“I knew there was a lot on the line with that shot and I took my time,” Peterman said. “We knew what to expect with the ice and just threw it to make it.”

But Martin/Griffith showed signs of life in the seventh end. They had an opportunity to play a tapback for four, but it was a bit light and they settled for three. Peterman/Gallant, with an 8-6 lead, used the power play in the final end and scored one.

Peterman and Gallant, seconds for Team Jennifer Jones and Brad Gushue respectively, won the mixed doubles title in 2016. They’re the only players to win two national titles over the span of the seven-year event.

Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard)

In the first end, Martin/Griffith left Peterman/Gallant with an open draw for two. The teams exchanged single points over the next three ends and Martin/Griffith evened the score 3-3 with a fifth-end steal before the score of five in the sixth.

“If I had made my last one, we’re looking pretty good,” Griffith said of the sixth end. “It’s going to be hard to swallow that one. I think with the week we had I thought we were going to win that game.”

Peterman and Gallant will now represent Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Stavanger, Norway from April 20-27. While they’ve won a national title before, it will be the first time they play at the world mixed doubles event. In 2016 they couldn’t attend to due a scheduling conflict.

“It was really unfortunate that we didn’t get to go last time. It’s always an honour to wear the Maple Leaf and I’m looking forward to doing it,” Peterman said.

Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman defeated Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith to win their second national mixed doubles title. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

“We really enjoy getting to play together and be on the same sheet of ice, you know, making the shots for each other it’s really satisfying. We get a lot out of that and it’s going to be really special to wear the Maple Leaf together. It’s going to be really, really special,” Gallant said.

An Under-25 mixed doubles test event also wrapped up on Sunday. Kate Paterson and Emmanuel Porter won the gold medal game, defeating Deanna MacDonald/Dylan MacDonald 10-5. They capitalized with a four-ender in the first and a steal of one in the second.

“It was really important for us to just get settled in,” Porter said of the early lead. “That was our plan, to get a big end early and calm the nerves.”

In the bronze medal game Melodie Forsythe and Logan Pugsley defeated Lauren Ferguson and Mitch Schut 7-1.

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PEI’s Brett Gallant in Canadian Mixed Doubles final at 3 pm on CBC

The semifinal winners this morning at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith and Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant advance to this afternoon’s final, live from Fredericton on CBC TV at 3 p.m. Atlantic. Bruce Rainnie will be leading the CBC play by play team.

Silver Fox holds their first Doubles Spiel

The Silver Fox’s first Doubles Bonspiel was a big success, with a wide variety of teams, including fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, couples, and curling friends all forming teams.

Left to right: Ed White, Jenny McLean, Mike Spencer, Darren Higgins

Darren Higgins and Mike Spencer won the event, with runners-up p Ed White and Jenny McLean.

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Weekend curling update

Canadian Mixed Doubles in Fredericton: Jocelyn Peterman and PEI’s Brett Gallant, the 2016 national champions, beat the team of John Morris and Jolene Campbell yesterday to advance to the semis, where they play Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres at 10 this morning. Team PEI – Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham ended play out of the playoffs at 2-5.

The duo of Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut are in second place with a 4-2 win-loss record, and play at 9:30 this morning in their final round-robin game at the U18 Mixed Doubles trial event in Fredericton. The playoffs start at noon with 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd place. The Gold and Bronze medal games are at 2:30.

PEI Men and Women are both 0-3 at the Everest Canadian Seniors in Chilliwack BC.

Team Saskatchewan won the Canadian Firefighters in BC, with PEI finishing out of the playoffs with a 3-7 record. 

Peterman/Gallant advance to 10 am Sunday Mixed Doubles semi-finals (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON, N.B. — The field of teams is beginning to shrink at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Twelve started the day at Willie O’Ree Place on Saturday morning and now only four remain.

Jocelyn Peterman. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

Laura Walker (Edmonton)/Kirk Muyres (Saskatoon), Nancy Martin (Saskatoon)/Tyrel Griffith (Kelowna, B.C.), Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg)/Brett Gallant (St. John’s, N.L) and Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott (Winnipeg Beach, M.B.) kept their hopes of winning the national title alive after winning quarter-final games on Saturday night.

Peterman/Gallant, the 2016 national champions, surged forth to an early lead and refused to let Jolene Campbell/John Morris back into the game. They capitalized on a Morris runback miss in the first end to score three with hammer and then stole another two in the second end for a 5-0 lead.

“You never really feel comfortable playing a team like that,” Peterman said of the early lead. “You know they’re really good and sometimes it almost makes you feel a little more uncomfortable because you know they’re going to come firing the next few ends.”

Colton Lott. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

But Peterman/Gallant continued to play lights-out en route to a 9-1 win. The duo shot 92 per cent throughout the game that lasted six ends.

“We put our first 15 rocks or so in the perfect spot. We came out playing really well and got a few breaks but we’re just really pleased with how we positioned the rocks this game,” Gallant said.

The team feels determined to make another strong push towards winning their second Canadian mixed doubles title. Last year they competed in the Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials and lost in the semifinal, a moment that still stings. And while a berth to the Olympics is not on the line, they feel motived to represent Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Stavanger, Norway form April 20-27.

But first they’ll need to defeat defending champion Walker/Muyres in the semifinal on Sunday morning. Walker/Muyres bested Bobbi Sauder/Brendan Bottcher 9-3 in six ends.

2018 mixed doubles finalists Sahaidak and Lott started the day slow but progressed throughout the day. It ended with a 7-4 victory against Dezaray Hawes/Tyler Tardi in the quarter-finals. The game was tight and tied 3-3 at the fourth-end break, but they scored one in the fifth and stole three in the sixth, which led the way to a 7-4 win.

“It was a rocky start this morning, but we picked it right up and kept grinding through it,” Sahaidak said.

The team from Winnipeg Beach, Man., needed to win a qualification game against fellow Manitobans Melissa Gordon and Kyle Kurz. Gordon/Kurz took an early 3-0 lead before Sahaidak/Lott found their footing and came back to win 7-4. It was a game where Lott felt he was just a little off on reading the ice and couldn’t quite get the angles right.

The duo burst onto the mixed doubles scene last year. In addition to making the national final – an event they hoped to just win a couple of games at – they also represented Canada at the third leg of the Curling World Cup in Jonkoping, Sweden and won the entire event. That win earned them the opportunity to compete in the Grand Final this May and representing Canada at world’s would be ideal practice.

Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

“We know that anyone is beatable,” Sahaidak said. “From going to Sweden we beat major top teams around the world so that gave us a big look at how we can go in there and win it all.”

They believe they can win it all here too. But first they’ll need to win their semifinal game against a Martin/Griffith duo that has played strongly at this event. They scored three in the final end against Shannon Birchard/Tyrel Griffith for a 7-6 victory.

The semifinals commence at 10 a.m. (all times AST) on Sunday. The winners advance to the final at 3 p.m.

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the full schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

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Playoffs set at 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles, Peterman/Gallant in Qualification game this afternoon (Curling Canada)

While mixed doubles takes less time to play than the traditional game, John Morris knows it’s tougher on the body. He and partner Jolene Campbell clinched the top spot in Pool D and earned a bye into the quarter-finals at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. The extra time off is more than welcomed this late into the event.

John Morris and Jolene Campbell. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

The duo picked up their sixth-consecutive victory at Willie O’Ree Place, a 7-6 win against Danielle Schmiemann/Jason Ginter, on Friday afternoon. Because of that win no other team was able to catch them in the standings during the evening draw. Campbell/Morris leapfrog the qualification game on Saturday afternoon and are back on the ice in the evening for the quarters.

The duo finished the round robin with an 8-5 loss to Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck for a 6-1 round-robin record.

Campbell and Morris realize they’re not the youngest in the field of 32 teams, and appreciate the time to rest and recover.

“Usually the majority of the sweeping is one player and even though they’re shorter games it’s a grind on the body so having an extra game off is huge,” Morris said.

But the playoffs are single-elimination games, meaning there’s no room for error. But the team is growing more comfortable with each game.

“The most important thing is we’re getting a bit better and comfortable with the ice and with each other. We’re moving in the right direction and that’s the most important part,” Campbell said.

Morris is the type of player who never settles for less and always pushes himself to learn and improve. These are qualities that Campbell shares and it’s resulting in success on the ice.

Morris, the 2018 Olympic mixed doubles gold-medallist, needed a new partner for this event since teammate Kaitlyn Lawes was out due to injury. He put a call out to former teammate Ben Hebert to learn more about Campbell, who resides in Regina.

“He really pumped her tires. I knew if Benny gave me the go-ahead to curl with her, she’s a shooter,” Morris said.

The pair played an event in Campbell’s hometown and now they are three games away from getting the chance to wear the Maple Leaf for Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Stavanger, Norway from April 20-27.

Campbell, a good friend of Hebert’s, wasn’t surprised with his recommendation. She knows her name doesn’t garner as much attention as her partner’s, but she’s enjoyed flying under the radar yet still being a significant contributor to the team’s flawless start.

“I’m not John Morris-famous that’s for sure, but I’ve played my share of games. I’ve been around and I’ve been to my share of events so it’s not an overwhelming thing for me. I feel prepared for it,” Campbell said.

She’s no stranger to representing Canada either. Campbell won the 2015 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship as third for Max Kirkpatrick and was also alternate for Amber Holland’s gold-medal team at the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. That team earned silver at the world women’s championship.

Campbell, a fantastic curler in her own right, is appreciating Morris’s leadership and will certainly value it heading into her first mixed doubles playoffs as their biggest challenge lies ahead.

Kirk Muyres, Shannon Birchard and Catlin Schneider. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

Dezaray Hawes and Tyler Tardi earned a spot in the quarter-finals through Pool A. Their 6-1 record was tied with Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant, but they received the spot by virtue of their head-to-head record.

Defending champions Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres outright won Pool B with a 6-1 record. They defeated Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider in their final game of the day on Friday.

Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith won Pool C with a 6-1 record. They solidified the spot in the quarter-final after defeating Sherry Just/Dustin Kalthoff 11-6.

Eight more teams will play in the qualification game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Peterman/Gallant takes on Catera Park/Cody Tanaka; Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott face Melissa Gordon/Kyle Kurz; Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing will play Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider; and Tuck/Tuck takes on Bobbi Sauder/Brendan Bottcher.

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the full schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

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Weekend curling update

World Women’s: Team Canada finishes out of the playoffs.

Canadian Firefighters in Kelowna: PEI finished at 3-7, BC takes on Sask. in the final at 1 pm Pacific.

U18 Mixed Doubles test event in Fredericton: Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut are 1-2 and play at noon, 4, and 6 today.

Canadian Mixed Doubles: Peterman/Gallant are 6-1 and are in the Qualifier round this afternoon. O’Connor/Abraham finished at 2-5, Griffin/MacDonald went 0-7.

Canadian Seniors: PEI men are 0-1, while women are 0-2.

PEI Senior Women (Larry Richards photo)

 

 

Charlottetown Curling Club could be part of Simmons arena redevelopment, mayor says (CBC PEI)

Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown says the city is open adding a curling rink in its plans to replace Simmons arena.

The Charlottetown Curling Club was built in 1959 and Brown said it is in need of major repairs. He said he has spoken with officials from the curling club about what the city can do to help.

“It’s really showing its age and they’re trying to work with the city, work with other partners to upgrade or build a new facility,” Brown said.

“We’re definitely going to have to Band-Aid it for this coming year. But we have to look at something in the future to replace it.”

The Charlottetown Curling Club is in need of upgrades that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, says president Tyler Harris. (CBC)

Unlike Simmons arena, which is owned by the city, the Charlottetown Curling Club is owned by its membership.

Tyler Harris is the president of the curling club and says it is facing renovations and repairs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

For example, the foundation under the ice surface is sand, instead of concrete like most curling rinks. The sand foundation takes more water and electricity to maintain, he said, and makes the space unusable during the non-curling months.

‘Generate some new interest’

Harris said he wants what’s best for the citizens of Charlottetown and the curling club members, but said it makes sense to partner with the city on a multi-ice surface when the city is already planning to replace Simmons arena. 

Brown said if the curling club becomes part of the Simmons project, it could sell its building on Euston Street and that property could be used for another purpose, such as to build affordable housing.

Harris said a partnership with the city would go a long way toward securing the future of curling in Charlottetown. 

Click for the full story at CBC Charlottetown.

PEI finishes with 3-7 record at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, wrapped up round robin play on Wednesday in ninth place with a 3-7 win-loss record at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team lost 8-6 to Alberta and 8-3 to Sask. on Thursday.

Saskatchewan and BC finished atop the standings at 9-1 and will play in the Page 1 vs 2 game.

Live end-by-end results are available at curlingresults.com/firefighters/2019/

Next year’s national championship will take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

L to R: Skip – Alan Brown, Third – Will Callbeck, Second – Mike MacRae, Lead – Winston Bryan,
Director – Peter A. MacDonald

Peterman/Gallant on top of Mixed Dbls standings, O’Connor/Abraham at 1-4 following 2 losses Thurs. (Curling Canada)

All eyes in Fredericton are on some of the biggest names in curling at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship. But there’s other teams flying under the radar and honing in on playoff spots after the conclusion of Thursday’s draws at Willie O’Ree Place.

Catera Park and Cody Tanaka, British Columbia. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

Teams such as Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant, Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres, Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing and Jolene Campbell/John Morris are exactly where most expect them – at the top of the standings.

But with 12 of the 32 teams making the playoffs, there’s still some room for up-and-coming teams to lock a spot in Saturday’s playoff games.

British Columbia’s Catera Park and Cody Tanaka are a pair that have done just that. With a 4-1 record, they’ve doubled their original win-total goal and are now tied for first in Pool A with the likes of Peterman/Gallant and Tyler Tardi/Dezeray Hawes.

The duo had a big day on Thursday, first defeating Tardi – the reigning world and Canadian junior champion – with his partner Hawes 9-7, followed by besting the Saskatchewan duo of 2017 Canadian junior champion Kristen Streifel and 2015 Tim Hortons Brier bronze-medallist Steve Laycock 8-4.

Park and Tanaka left the ice feeling a big dose of pride, with a side of relief.

“I don’t know what to say,” a speechless Park said following their two-win day. “We came into this hoping for the best, for at least two wins so it’s really nice to know we’re pulling it out.”

A score of four in the fifth end, followed by single steals in the sixth and seventh ends were enough to elevate Park and Tanaka to victory in the afternoon against Streifel/Laycock. It also gave them the confidence to remain competitive as teams battle it out for playoff positioning.

One of the most important things they can do, according to them, is to remain focused and treat their upcoming round-robin games just like any other.

“It makes us feel good to know we’re in every game and just because some of these players are on the tour doesn’t mean anything. They’re just another team we’re trying to beat,” Tanaka said.

Leah Thompson and Charlie Sullivan, New Brunswick. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

The fickle disposition of mixed doubles curling means the results can be decided by big moments in a game. Teams leading can quickly lose control of the reigns due to a few errors that are capitalized on. Park and Tanaka are feeling good about their ability to remain neck-and-neck with many of these teams and continue making the big shot when needed.

“We were talking about how it takes three or four key shots that can change the outcome,” Park said.

While the duo are new to the national mixed doubles championship though they’re not strangers to representing British Columbia. They both played for British Columbia at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. Tanaka threw fourth stones for the province, and won gold, at the 2019 Travellers Curling Club Championships, while Park has played at four different championships for the province; the aforementioned mixed and mixed doubles nationals, along with the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors and the U-18 Optimist Curling Championship.

Park and Tanaka complete the round robin on Friday with two games. First they’ll take on [PEI native] Allison Griffin and Ed MacDonald from Nunavut at 10 a.m. (all time AST), followed by Winnipeg’s Ashley Groff/Kyle Doering at 4 p.m.

The top team from each of the four pools advances to the quarter-finals, while the remaining eight teams with the best records will play in elimination games to qualify for a spot in the quarters.

Should Park and Tanaka advance to the weekend, they’ll be facing some stiff competition against some of the biggest names in curling.

“These are the kinds of people that I grew up admiring and knowing we’re playing right beside them it’s quite an honour,” Tanaka said.

Shannon Birchard and Catlin Schneider remain atop Pool B with a perfect 5-0 record. Walker/Muyres had an opportunity to remain at the top of pool too, but succumbed to New Brunswick’s Leah Thompson/Charlie Sullivan 9-6 on Thursday afternoon.

In Pool C, Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith served Kadriana Sahaidak and Colton Lott their first loss of the tournament, however they dropped to 4-1 after losing to Quebec’s Sophie and Pierre-Luc Morissette in the evening. Jones/Laing remain the only unbeaten team with a 5-0 record after serving losses to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Jenna Harvey/Dave Thomas and Saskatchewan’s Jill deGooijer/Garret Springer on Thursday.

Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham

Olympic mixed doubles champion Morris and his partner Campbell lead the way in Pool D with a 5-0 record. They ground out a 7-5 come-from-behind win against Northern Ontario’s Kira Brunton and Tom Leonard, followed by a 10-3 victory against Prince Edward Island’s Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham (1-4).

The round robin will be complete on Friday after games at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the full schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

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2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Ch’ships start Friday in Chilliwack B.C. (Curling Canada)

A star-studded field of Canadian and World champions, as well as an Olympic medallist, will open play Friday at the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships at the brand new Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre in Chilliwack, B.C.Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams (representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) will compete, and have been seeded into two pools per gender, based on last year’s results, and will first play a round robin within their pool through Monday.

The top four in each pool then advance to the Championship Pool for games against teams from the other pool, while the remaining teams go to the Seeding Pool. At the conclusion of the Championship Pool on Wednesday, the semifinals will be held Thursday, March 28, at 8:30 a.m. (all times Pacific), pairing 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. The winners then advance to their respective gold-medal final later in the day while the losers will play for bronze. The men’s bronze- and gold-medal games are at 12:30 p.m., followed by the women’s medal games at 3:30 p.m.

Shelley MacFadyen from the PEI Women’s team skipped by Kim Aylward is flanked by two members of the defending men’s championship team from Ontario — Summerside PEI native Morgan Currie (left) and Souris native Ian MacAulay – Facebook photo.

Both defending champions — Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane (Russell; also the 2016 champion) and Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson (Saskatoon; also won in 2017 and is going for a three-peat in Chilliwack) — are in the field. 

But they’ll be pushed hard by a field that includes an Olympic medallist (Alberta’s Glenys Bakker of Calgary, who played second for Shannon Kleibrink’s Canadian bronze-medal women’s team in 2006 at Torino, Italy), a two-time world men’s champ (Northern Ontario’s Al Hackner [Thunder Bay] in 1982 and 1985), three Tim Hortons Brier champions (Hackner, and Quebec men’s skip François Roberge and second Maxime Elmaleh [Etchemin/Kenogami/Lacolle], who were members of Jean-Michel Ménard’s 2006 Canadian champs and world silver-medallists), a world women’s champ (Ontario women’s lead Jane Hooper-Perroud, who was a member of Marilyn Bodogh’s 1996 Scotties and world championship team; now playing for Sherry Middaugh [Thornhill]), not to mention both reigning world senior champions — Anderson on the women’s side and Alberta’s Wade White (Edmonton) on the men’s side.

Skipping the host-province entries will be Wes Craig on the men’s side, representing the Nanaimo and Kerry Park curling clubs, and Marilou Richter on the women’s side, representing the Penticton and Kelowna curling clubs.

Team PEI Men (L-R): Phil Gorveatt, Kevin Champion, Larry Richards, Mike Dillon

The men’s field is rounded out by Manitoba’s Dave Boehmer (Petersfield), New Brunswick’s Wade Blanchard (Saint John), Newfoundland/Labrador’s Gary Oke (Corner Brook), Glen Hudy of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall (Halifax/Dartmouth), Nunavut’s Peter Mackey (Iqaluit), Phil Gorveatt of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown/Montague), Saskatchewan’s Bruce Korte (Saskatoon), and the Yukon’s Pat Paslawski (Whitehorse).

Team PEI Women (L-R): Kim Aylward, Shelley MacFadyen, Debbie Caissy, Donna Whelan

Completing the women’s field are Manitoba’s Terry Ursel (Arden), New Brunswick’s Judy Ross (Fredericton), Newfoundland/Labrador’s Diane Roberts (St. John’s), Northern Ontario’s Kim Beaudry (Fort Frances), Sharon Cormier of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), Nova Scotia’s Nancy McConnery (Bridgewater/Glooscap/Lakeshore), Nunavut’s Geneva Chislett (Iqaluit), P.E.I.’s Kim Aylward (Summerside), Quebec’s Odette Trudel (Trois-Rivières), and the Yukon’s Rhonda Horte (Whitehorse).

Schedule (click to enlarge, add four hours for PEI time):

This year’s winners will represent Canada in the 2020 World Seniors, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.

 Since 2005, the winners of the Canadian Seniors have represented Canada in the following year’s World Seniors. Thus, last year’s winners — Cochrane and Anderson — will wear the Maple Leaf in the 2019 World Seniors, April 20-27 at Stavanger, Norway.

Draw results for the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors will be available at www.curling.ca. For event information, visit www.curling.ca/2019seniors.

This is the fifth year of title sponsorship by Everest, the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service.

Selected games from the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors will be streamed live by CBC Sports. You can watch at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.

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Ferguson/Schut playing in Curling Canada U18 Mixed Doubles Test event starting Friday noon

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut will be taking part in Curling Canada’s Under 18 Mixed Doubles test event, starting on Friday at Willie O’Ree place in Fredericton NB, with eight Maritime teams taking part. A similar U25 test event took place last weekend, with the team of PEI’s Aleya Quilty, paired with New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud and coach Pat Quilty winning the event.

Lauren Ferguson (left) and Mitchell Schut

Ferguson, skip of this year’s PEI Junior and U18 championship rinks as well as PEI’s Canada Games girl’s team, is a former PEI Mixed Doubles champ, while Schut skipped this year’s PEI’s Canada Games and U18 champion boy’s teams. David Murphy will coach the Mixed Doubles team.

Schedule and live results at: https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4502

 

Gallant/Peterman still perfect, O’Connor/Abraham pick up win over Tuck duo at Cdn. Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

[PEI’s team of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham picked up their first win on Wednesday evening, 9-7 over Wayne and Kimberley Tuck of Ontario and have a 1-2 win-loss record. PEI has two games today, against Melissa Gordon/Kyle Kurz (1-2) and Jolene Campbell/John Morris (3-0).]

O’Connor (left) and Abraham, from CBC live stream

FREDERICTON, N.B. — It’s been a perfect 3-0 start for Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship but there’s still room for improvement, according to the reigning national mixed doubles and world bronze-medallists.

Kirk Muyres. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

While the duo believe their game needs some small tweaks and adjustments, they’ve been putting themselves in positions to win early on. The duo defeated Nova Scotia’s Karlee Jones/Bruce Everist 7-3 and Alberta’s Chantelle Broderson/Kyler Kleibrink 8-3.

Walker and Muyres faced their toughest test on Wednesday afternoon against Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher, who were also undefeated at the time. The duo took an 8-6 lead into the final end but gave up a deuce, sending the game into an extra end. Walker and Muyres took advantage of a miss, scoring three in the extra frame for an 11-8 win.

“One thing that we’ve done really well so far is we’ve been grinding,” Walker said. “We don’t get fazed if we’re not making the shots that we expect to be making.”

By Wednesday night, eight other teams had perfect 3-0 records in addition to Walker/Muyres: Dezeray Hawes/Tyler Tardi, Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant, Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider, Colton Lott/Kadriana Sahaidak, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith, Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing, Jolene Campbell/John Morris and Danielle Schmeimann/Jason Ginter.

In 2018 Walker/Muyres surprised many with their run to the gold medal at the 2018 national championship in Leduc, Alta. Muyres said he saw themselves as ‘dark horses’ but doesn’t necessarily think the target is on their backs. With 32 teams in the mix, all it takes is a strong run of games to have a shot at winning the championship. His partner agrees.

“It’s mixed doubles. I think anyone could be a dark horse,” Walker said.

While the discipline can be unpredictable and with no clear front-runners in Fredericton yet, Walker and Muyres expect to be in the mix by the end of the event. They each skip their own teams on the women’s and men’s circuits, with Walker leading a team at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup and Muyres directing Saskatchewan to a 2019 Tim Hortons Brier Championship Pool appearance in Brandon, Man., two weeks ago.

The pair believe that being skips with previous experience at other positions makes them a good fit for mixed doubles.

“We’re so used to having to draw to win a game, draw to the four-foot and play big pressure shots. To take that mentality of a must-make and to put that into every single shot here is good for us,” Walker said.

But being able to maintain the ability to produce strong and steady results while sweeping plays a big factor. It’s something that Muyres noticed since becoming a skip and hasn’t yet conditioned himself to the sweeping again, something he anticipates overcoming quickly.

Tyler Tardi and Dezeray Hawes. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

“I think that good mixed doubles players need to be versatile, whether you’re a skip or a lead or whatever position you play, if you can do it all – if you can sweep, if you can call line, do the strategy – then that’s what matters, not so much what position you’ve played in the past,” Walker said.

Walker/Muyres will play two games on Thursday. They’ll take on Yukon’s Charmaine Thom/Greg Thom at 10 a.m. and New Brunswick’s Leah Thompson/Charlie Sullivan at 4 p.m.

The 32 teams, a mix of provincial/territorial champions and CMDR teams, are divided into four pools of eight and play a round robin. The top 12 teams advance to a single-knockout playoff which culminates with the semifinals and final on Sunday March 24 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (all time AST).

Play resumes on Thursday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

Curler Tegan Stride named Holland College Athlete of the Week (Holland College)


Women’s curler, Tegan Stride, and men’s basketball player, Jace Colley, have been named the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 17.

Stride, a second-year member of the Hurricanes women’s curling team, was named to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) nationals second All-Star team at the lead position this week.

Although the Hurricanes finished at 1-6 and in seventh place in the National Championship, they impressed with competitive games versus the top teams from across the country.

Their lone win came on Friday when they defeated the Fleming College Knights (Peterborough, ON), 6-5.  The team suffered losses to the Augustana Vikings (5-4), Fanshawe Falcons (8-5), MacEwen Griffins (10-4), Douglas Royals (10-5), Humber Hawks (7-6) and NAIT Ooks (6-4) at the championship, being hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Tegan Stride, of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, studies in the Human Services program.

Colley, of East Preston, Nova Scotia, was named the CCAA national men’s basketball Player of the Year last week in Langley, British Columbia.

This was the first time in men’s basketball team history, a player from the Holland Hurricanes was named the CCAA National Player of the Year.

Colley was recognized with the award for his outstanding play during the 2018-19 season.  During the regular season, the 6’7”, second-year player averaged 23.5 points while playing in all 21 games during the regular season; he averaged 31 minutes of play per game.

Colley averaged 8.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while his shooting percentages were 61.3% (field-goal), 36.3% (three-point) and 66.7% (free-throws).

Earlier this winter, Jace Colley was named a CCAA All-Canadian, the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Player of the Year as well as a member of the ACAA’s first All-Conference team.

The Hurricanes finished in fifth place at the CCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship with a 1-2 record.

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Click to read this story at Holland College website

PEI beats N. Ont., loses to Quebec to go to 3-5 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their third win in Wednesday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

Lauren Lenentine (U Sports), Tegan Stride (CCAA) make 2nd All Star teams as varsity ch’ships conclude in Fredericton (Curling Canada/U Sports/CCAA)

FREDERICTON, N.B. — The Laurentian Voyageurs won the 2019 U SPORTS women’s curling championship, while the Carleton Ravens captured the men’s title. In the bronze medal games, the Alberta Golden Bears scored a 7-3 win over the Dalhousie Tigers, to finish … Continue reading

O’Connor/Abraham lose 8-3 to Cameron/Carruthers. PEI native Alison Griffin on livestream at 4 pm

Team PEI – Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham, lost 8-3 to Manitoba’s Reid Carruthers (2017 mixed doubles champ) and Kate Carruthers in this afternoon’s CBC Live Stream game. Team Nunavut, which includes PEI native Alison Griffin, along with Ed MacDonald, … Continue reading

PEI beats Manitoba, loses to BC to go to 2-4 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their second win in Tuesday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

PEI’s O’Connor/Abraham duo lose nationals opener. 1 pm Wed. game to be on CBC Live Stream

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham lost their opener by a 10-4 on Tuesday night at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Fredericton NB to the  Danielle Schmiemann/Jason Ginter twosome from Edmonton. The PEI … Continue reading

Nowlan and Berry rinks win Maritime Masters Championships

The Silver Fox rink of Lou Nowlan, David MacFadyen, Earle Proude, and Alan Montgomery has won the men’s division of the Maritime Masters Curling Championship at the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay NB, with a 4-1 win-loss record. The Cornwall … Continue reading

2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Ch’ships start Friday in Chilliwack B.C. (Curling Canada)

A star-studded field of Canadian and World champions, as well as an Olympic medallist, will open play Friday at the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships at the brand new Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre in Chilliwack, … Continue reading

PEI’s O’Connor and Abraham in Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship, starting this evening in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship begins on Tuesday at 7 pm after the completion of the university and college events. While it’s the first time the national championship has been held in Fredericton, the city hosted the World Mixed … Continue reading

Dal teams out in semis at University Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The men’s final at the 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships will be one for the birds, literally. The Carleton Ravens will face the Memorial Sea-Hawks. Meanwhile, the women’s final will feature Ontario rivals Laurentian and … Continue reading

PEI beats Manitoba, loses to BC to go to 1-3 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their first win in Monday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

Registration reminder for Saturday’s Youth Jamboree in Ch’town

This is a reminder to register for the Youth Jamboree this Saturday in Charlottetown.  It will start about 9 am and run until about 3 pm.  Please let Amy know at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca if you have a team that is interested … Continue reading

Quilty wins Gold, Smith takes Bronze at U25 Mixed Doubles test event in Fredericton

Curling Canada is testing two possible future events, Under 25 and Under 18 Mixed Doubles, at the Willie O’Ree Centre in Fredericton NB. Each test event had eight teams. The U18, which includes PEI’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson duo, … Continue reading

PEI 0-2 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, are still looking for their first win at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC, following an opening draw … Continue reading

Host Cornwall Curling Club teams win both divisions at Maritime Stick Ch’ships

The Maritime Stick Curling Championships, featuring the top curlers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI in the two-person per team sport of Stick Curling, wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club, with teams from the host club … Continue reading

Snow, Lenentine, and Carver win U13 Ch’ship divisions in Alberton (Updated)

The PEI Under 13 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the 9:30 am semi-finals and 1 pm finals for the A, B, and C divisions of this “Open” event, which means there … Continue reading

Entry deadline is Monday for Doubles Curling Bonspiel at Silver Fox. Room for lots more teams

Don’t forget the Doubles Bonspiel next weekend. Sign up sheet comes down Monday. They have 10 teams so far. Lots more room. Sponsored by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame nomination deadline is April 30, 2019

    The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum deadline for nominations for the next Induction Ceremony is April 30, 2019. The public is invited to nominate outstanding curlers, builders, and teams who have excelled in the sport of … Continue reading

Sunday semi-finals and finals set at U13 in Alberton, with Snow, Lenentine, and Carver earning byes to finals

The 9:30 am Sunday semi-finalists for the A, B, and C division Championship rounds have been determined at the Provincial Under 13 Open Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the winners facing off in the … Continue reading

Photos from Maritime Stick Curling Ch’ships at Cornwall

Here are photo galleries from draws four and five at the Maritime Stick Curling Championships, which got underway Friday morning at the Cornwall Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge, then use arrows to go ahead/back. Draw 4: Draw … Continue reading

Celebration of Life on Saturday for Curl for Cancer founder Carole Kennedy

Posted to the late Carole Kennedy’s Facebook page via her granddaughter Catherine Greer: Celebration of life for my grandmother (Carole Kennedy) will be at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Saturday March 16th from 2 pm to 4 pm in Charlottetown PEI, … Continue reading

Reminder: Annual Labatt Meltdown starts April 12 in Crapaud

The annual Labatt Meltdown, sponsored by Labatt, along with Harvey’s Clover Farm and MacDonald’s Excavation will be held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club April 12th – 14th. Entry is $160 per team. Skip and third must be of the … Continue reading

PEI teams and/or players competing in Canadian Collegiate, University, Mixed Doubles plus U18, U25 Mixed Dbls Test events in Fredericton starting Friday (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

Three Canadian curling championships plus two test events get underway Friday in Fredericton, N.B. Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., will host the 2019 U SPORTS-Curling Canada Championships, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association-Curling Canada Championships and Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship this … Continue reading

Maritime Stick Ch’ships start Friday morning in Cornwall: First names now added to player rosters

The 2019 Maritime Stick Curling Championship, featuring the top teams from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island in the 2 person sport of Stick Curling, takes place March 15-17 at the Cornwall Curling Club in Cornwall PEI. There … Continue reading

Safe Sport Summit – reminder

Sport PEI and the Coaching Association of Canada are hosting a Safe Sport Summit on Friday, March 29. This working summit, part of a Safe Sport Summit Series which will be held throughout the country, is a half day collaborative … Continue reading

Play begins Friday evening in PEI Under 13 Curling Ch’ship in Alberton

The Western Community Curling Club in Alberton will play host to Curl PEI’s championship event for its youngest curlers — those under the age of 13 years, from March 15-17. This is an “open” event with any combination of boys … Continue reading

Charlottetown team begins play Saturday in annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Ch’ship

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, won the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship in January at the Montague Curling Rink, and will represent PEI firefighters at the 60th Annual Canadian … Continue reading

Curl PEI is extending age, entry deadline for Youth Jamboree in Ch’town

Curl PEI is looking for registrations for the Youth Jamboree Day on March 23 at the Charlottetown Curling Club.  Originally this event was a U13 event, but they are opening it up to anyone born on or after July 1, … Continue reading

Guest opinion in the PEI Guardian from PEI curler/coach Al Ledgerwood : Birt rink wins against all odds

The accomplishment of the Suzanne Birt rink at the recent Scotties was incredible. It’s equivalent is having the UPEI Hockey Panthers beat the Leafs and the Flyers in a round robin tournament. P.E.I. skip Suzanne Birt directs the sweep as … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut foursome repeats as PEI Under 18 Boy’s Champs

The Mitchell Schut team from the host Cornwall Curling Club had two chances to repeat as PEI Under 18 Boy’s champs on Monday, but they only needed the first game, defeating the Chase MacMillan squad from the Charlottetown Curling Complex … Continue reading

Team Ferguson goes undefeated to repeat as PEI U18 Girl’s Champs, Team Schut is one win away from repeat Boy’s title

The Lauren Ferguson rink will once again represent PEI at the Canadian Under-18  Boys and Girls Curling Championships, this time at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta., from April 2-7, after going undefeated to win the Under … Continue reading

Bottcher ends Gushue’s hopes of 3rd- straight Brier, Gushue, Gallant make 2nd all-star team (Curling Canada)

BRANDON, Man. – A picked rock and a punch-out for four points sent Brendan Bottcher and Team Wild Card (Edmonton) into the semifinal of the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, and ended Brad Gushue and Team Canada’s (St. John’s, … Continue reading

Ferguson one win away from repeat U18 Girl’s title, while Schut wins Boy’s “A”and MacMillan takes the “B”

Having won both the “A” and “B” qualifying finals for the championship round of the modified triple-knockout draw, and advancing directly to the “C” final at 2 pm Sunday, the Lauren Ferguson rink now needs just one win in their … Continue reading

Photo galleries from Draws 4 and 5 at the PEI U18

Here are photo galleries from Draw 4, which includes Team Snow, and Draw 5, which includes Team Ferguson (these teams were not in the Draw 2 gallery from Friday) at the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships. Click a photo to … Continue reading

10 am Saturday “A” Qualifier games set at PEI Under 18 Ch’ships

The first of three boy’s and girl’s qualifier games for the Monday championship round at the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships go Saturday morning at 10 at the Cornwall Curling Club. From left: Liam Kelly, Mitchell Schut, Colin MacKenzie   … Continue reading

PEI U18 Ch’ships – Photo Gallery from Draw 2

Here is a photo gallery from the second draw of the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships being played at the Cornwall Curling Club. All teams except the Lauren Ferguson girl’s team and the Brayden Snow boys team are in the … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting PEI U18 Ch’ships, starting Friday afternoon

The 2019 Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships take place March 8-11 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with five girl’s and three boy’s teams taking part, including defending girl’s champs the Lauren Ferguson team, and reigning boy’s champs the Mitchell Schut … Continue reading

Manitoba scores 3 in 8th end, hangs on for a 7-6 win over PEI, and moves on to Ch’ship Pool at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

BRANDON, Man. – They’re wounded and without the record they would like, but Mike McEwen and Team Manitoba are advancing into the Championship Pool at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. McEwen and his Manitoba mates needed a win … Continue reading

PEI vs Manitoba will be the feature game on TSN at 4 pm Atlantic

John Likely and Team PEI is taking on Mike McEwen and Team Manitoba in the Feature Game of the final Preliminary Round draw at 4 pm Atlantic Time on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5. The PEI squad sit at 1-5 … Continue reading

Montague looking for 1 more team for Annual Fair Isle Ford Men’s Funspiel on March 8-9

Montague is looking for one more team for this event. Contact them immediately if you are interested. The annual Fair Isle Ford Men’s Funspiel takes place March 8-9 at the Montague Curling Rink. $140/team entry fee guarantees three games, Saturday … Continue reading

Safe Sport Summit

Sport PEI and the Coaching Association of Canada are hosting a Safe Sport Summit on Friday, March 29. This working summit, part of a Safe Sport Summit Series which will be held throughout the country, is a half day collaborative … Continue reading

N. Ont. determined to follow Jacobs to another Brier title, PEI slips to 1-5 after close loss to Yukon (Curling Canada)

PEI wraps up play against Manitoba at 4 pm Atlantic time on Wednesday. BRANDON, Man. – It’s been six years since Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario teammates last won the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, but the 2014 … Continue reading

Sign up now for U12, Junior, and Adult curling camps at Curl Moncton this summer

  Visit CCETraining.ca for the latest info or to register.   DEVELOPMENT CAMP July 21-25, 2019   ADVANCED CAMP July 22-26, 2019 Special High Performance Guest – Brad Jacobs (Olympic Gold Medalist, Brier Champion, World Silver Medalist, 4X Grand Slam Winner) Adam … Continue reading

Surf n’ Curl in Moncton in August

Sleeman presents/présente Surf n’ Curl at Curl Moncton August 16-18 août, 2019 Deadline for entry/ Register online/ Date limite d’inscription: Inscrivez-vous en ligne August 2 août, 2019 curlmoncton.ca Surf n’ Curl $220/team guarantees 3 games Cheques payable to/Les chèques payables … Continue reading

Largest Grand Slam event, including Atlantic Canada teams, coming to Pictou County NS Nov. 5-10 (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) Save the dates, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule is set for the 2019-20 season. Locations are also locked down for five of the six events in the series featuring the world’s best men’s and women’s … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting PEI U18 Ch’ships, starting Friday afternoon

The 2019 Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships take place March 8-11 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with five girl’s and three boy’s teams taking part, including defending girl’s champs the Lauren Ferguson team, and reigning boy’s champs the Mitchell Schut … Continue reading

Jamie Newson team repeats as PEI Mixed champs, beating Tyler MacKenzie rink in final again this year

In a repeat of last year’s final, the Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs beat the Tyler MacKenzie foursome from Charlottetown, this time by a 9-2 score, on Tuesday morning to win the PEI Mixed … Continue reading

Brier: Record-tying comeback gives Team Wild Card key win, PEI slips to 1-2 with loss to Sask. (Curling Canada)

BRANDON, Man. – Brendan Bottcher and Team Wild Card scored one in the 11th end to cap off a record-tying comeback with a 9-8 win over Mike McEwen of Manitoba in a roller-coaster game at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by … Continue reading

PEI Mixed Curling: Championship Round postponed until Tuesday

Due to the impending storm, the Championship Round of the PEI Mixed Curling Championship being played at the Montague Curling Club has been postponed to Tuesday, with the same draw times. … Continue reading

Curl for Cancer founder Carole Kennedy dies suddenly in Florida (Guardian)

The founder of Curl for Cancer, a fundraising effort that started in Charlottetown in 1984 and which has spread to curling clubs around the globe, has died. Carole Kennedy – photo from her Facebook page, dated February 17 Carole Kennedy … Continue reading

Team Wild Card gets win over Team PEI at the Brier in Brandon (Curling Canada)

Brendan Bottcher and Team Wild Card (1-1, Edmonton) responded to giving up three in the third end to John Likely and Team PEI (1-1, Charlottetown) by scoring four in the fourth and stealing four more in the fifth en route … Continue reading

MacKenzie scores triple in final end to win PEI Mixed “C” Qualifier

Going into the final end, it was looking like the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in Montague might not be needing the Monday Championship Round. The defending champion Jamie Newson  rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs was up … Continue reading

Stick Curling Tour Tues. stop in Alberton cancelled due to ice plant issues

  The PEI Stick Curling Tour event scheduled for Alberton on Tuesday March 5 has been cancelled due to an ice plant breakdown. Stick Curl PEI will attempt to reschedule it for a later date.   … Continue reading

Newson rink one win away from repeat PEI Mixed ch’ship title, while MacKenzie needs to win 3 in a row.

There are a maximum of three games left in the PEI Mixed Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Rink, and a win in any one of them —  the “C” final at 2 pm Sunday and the two championship games, … Continue reading

Curling Canada Media Scrum with John Likely after PEI wins Brier opener

Here is the Draw One media scrum at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon. Among those interviewed is PEI skip John Likely, who picked up an opening draw win over Newfoundland and Labrador. John’s interview starts at the 2:05 mark.. … Continue reading

Defending champion Jamie Newson wins A and B qualifier games at PEI Mixed

(With correction of winner of one game, due to a scoring issue). The defending champion Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling club is on the right track for a possible repeat win at the PEI Mixed … Continue reading

Nova Scotia’s Team Cally Moore beats Team NB to win bronze in Canada Games curling (Global)

Nova Scotia’s women’s curling team will be leaving Red Deer with some hardware. The team – comprised of Taylour Stevens, Cassidy Currie, Cate Fitzgerald and skip Cally Moore — defeated Team New Brunswick on Saturday to take home bronze at … Continue reading

PEI wins their Opening Game at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon

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PEI’s Preliminary Round schedule at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon Manitoba

Teams are split into two pools and play seven games in the preliminary round. The top four teams in each pool advance to the championship round. Atlantic times. Click on the link to view game results: Draw Starts at Day … Continue reading

Blanchard and defending champion Newson advance to 10 am Sat. PEI Mixed Qualifier #1

  The first of three section qualifier matches in the modified triple knockout Provincial Mixed Curling Championship goes Saturday at 10 am at the Montague Curling Rink, with defending champion Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox and Charlottetown Curling Club … Continue reading

Semi-finals set at Canada Games

Team PEI wrapped up play with the round robin on Friday at the Canada Games in Red Deer, with six boy’s and six girl’s teams moving on to the playoff round. In the girl’s section, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick … Continue reading

Profiles for PEI Players at the Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

From the event’s Media Guide, here are the profiles for PEI players at the Brier, including Brett Gallant from Team Gushue BRETT GALLANT (Team Gushue) POSITION: Second AGE:    28 (February 18, 1990, Charlottetown)           LIVES:         St. John’s, N.L. FAMILY:    Partner Jocelyn … Continue reading

PEI curling teams wrap up round robin play at the Canada Games

At the Canada Games in Red Deer, PEI’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s team won their final round robin game against NB by an 8-5 score, while the Mitchell Schut boy’s rink lost theirs 7-4, despite starting with a single steal and … Continue reading

Final PEI Canada Games round robin curling matches, against NB at noon today, to be live streamed

Both PEI curling teams picked up wins in Thursday’s 1 pm Atlantic time draw against the Northwest Territories at the Canada Games in Red Deer, with the Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink blanking the NWT team by a 10-0 score, and … Continue reading

Eight teams to compete for PEI Mixed title, starting this afternoon in Montague

The Curl PEI Provincial Mixed (fours) Curling Championship will take place March 1-4 2019 at the Montague Curling Rink, with eight teams, representing five curling clubs, taking part. Both the defending Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown … Continue reading

Giant lobster at Canada Games spreading Island cheer (CBC PEI)

P.E.I. has its own personal mascot Tony Davis · CBC News · Katherine Elsinga is wading her way through the sea of people at the Canada Games — all while dressed as a lobster, spreading Island cheer. Elsinga’s son, Colin MacKenzie, is curling for Team P.E.I. … Continue reading

Schut picks up 1st win, Ferguson improves to 3-6 record, against NWT at Canada Games

Both PEI curling teams picked up wins in today’s 1 pm Atlantic time draw against the Northwest Territories at the Canada Games in Red Deer, with the Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink blanking the NWT team by a 10-0 score, and … Continue reading

Ferguson team picks up their 2nd win, PEI rinks play NW Territories at 1 today at the Canada Games

There are only two round robin games left at the Canada  Games in Red Deer Alberta for PEI’s Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut curling teams — against the Northwest Territories at 1 pm today, and at 12 noon on Friday … Continue reading

Youth Jamboree entry Deadline is Saturday

The final Curl PEI entry deadline of the season is Saturday, March 2nd, for the Youth Jamboree, to be held March 23 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Entry fee is $40. This fun event is aimed at curlers under age … Continue reading

Annual Labatt Meltdown starts April 12 in Crapaud

The annual Labatt Meltdown, sponsored by Labatt, along with Harvey’s Clover Farm and MacDonald’s Excavation will be held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club April 12th – 14th. Entry is $160 per team. Skip and third must be of the … Continue reading

Peter Gallant wins Coach of the Year award at annual Sport PEI awards banquet (Sport PEI)

Sport PEI hosted the 45th Annual Amateur Sport Awards on Tuesday February 26 at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.   The major award winner of the night was Hartsville’s Mark Arendz who competed in his third Paralympic Games in 2018 and … Continue reading

Silver Fox women, Charlottetown men heading to national Curling Club Ch’ship (Journal)

O’LEARY — The Silver Fox women and the Charlottetown men will represent P.E.I. at the national curling club championships. Bill Smith, representing the P.EI Curling Association and Amy MacMillan, right, president of the Maple Leaf Curling Club, congratulate the P.E.I. … Continue reading

Ferguson loses in extra to go to 1-5, Schut looking for win today against 4-loss teams at the Canada Games

It was a two-loss day on Tuesday for both the Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut rinks at the Canada Games in Red Deer. Ferguson scored a deuce in the eighth to force an extra end in her game against Alberta, … Continue reading

Tim Hortons Brier gets underway Saturday in Brandon, with John Likely team representing PEI (Curling Canada)

A Prairie rivalry will be renewed when the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, kicks off Saturday at Westoba Place in Brandon, Man. The host Manitoba team, skipped by Brandon-born Mike McEwen, will take on Saskatchewan’s Kirk Muyres of … Continue reading

Canada Games: PEI’s Ferguson rink picks up 1st win, while Schut has close game, both against Saskatchewan

The PEI curling teams had two very close games against Saskatchewan at the Canada Games in Red Deer this evening, with the Lauren Ferguson girls’ team picking up their 1st win of the event, by a 4-3 score to improve … Continue reading

Silver Fox Women, Charlottetown Men win PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

(MLCC photo L-R): Dennis Watts, Erik Brodersen, Andrew MacDougall, Doug MacGregor, Miranda Ellis, Lindsey Spencer, Darcee Birch, Melissa Morrow Men’s The PEI Curling Club Championships wrapped up Monday afternoon at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary with the Dennis … Continue reading

PEI Canada Games teams drop afternoon games vs. Manitoba. 8 pm Atlantic games vs. Sask. to be livestreamed

PEI’s curling representatives at the Canada Games in Red Deer Alberta are still looking for their first wins after three draws, following losses to Manitoba this afternoon. The Island rinks face Saskatchewan at 8 pm Atlantic, with both games scheduled … Continue reading

Eight teams to compete for PEI Mixed title, starting Friday in Montague

The Curl PEI Provincial Mixed (fours) Curling Championship will take place March 1-4 2019 at the Montague Curling Rink, with eight teams, representing five curling clubs, taking part. Both the defending Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown … Continue reading

PEI Curling Club Ch’ships: Monday draws going ahead as scheduled

Weather warnings have ended for Prince and Queens counties. Today’s draws, which begin at 10 am, will go as scheduled for the PEI Curling Club Championships, taking place at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. … Continue reading

Championship round set at PEI Curling Club Championships

Following the completion of Round Robin play on Sunday, the Championship Round gets underway at 10 am on Monday, weather permitting, at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. In the men’s section, the Charlottetown Curling Club team, skipped by … Continue reading

PEI Canada Games Curling Teams 0-2 after opening day

  PEI’s Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut rinks lost their two opening draws on Sunday at the Canada Games in Red Deer Alberta. In the 1 pm Atlantic opening draw, Ferguson was trailing 5-1 after four ends with Ontario taking … Continue reading

Brayden Snow and Rachel MacLean teams go undefeated to win PEI Under 16 Championships

The Brayden Snow rink from the host Silver Fox Curling Club, and the Rachel MacLean team from the Cornwall Curling Club both went undefeated with 5-0 win-loss records this weekend to win the provincial Under 16 Curling Championships. Snow, backed … Continue reading