Smith rink falls to 1-3 at Canadian junior curling championships (Journal)

Summerside native curling with Team New Brunswick

P.E.I.’s Tyler Smith rink fell to 1-3 (won-lost) at the 2019 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships in Prince Albert, Sask.

Nova Scotia outscored the Smith team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex 9-7 in Monday’s early draw. Smith is scheduled to play the Northwest Territories in Monday’s late draw [watch live on Curling Canada’s Facebook page at 9 pm AT].

Alex MacFadyen of Summerside is playing the lead position for New Brunswick’s Jack Smeltzer rink, which takes a 2-1 record into Monday night’s draw.

Women

In women’s play, P.E.I.’s Lauren Ferguson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club entering Monday night’s draw against the Northwest Territories at 0-4. It is the only game of the day for Ferguson, third stone Katie Shaw, second stone Alexis Burris and lead Lexie Murray.

Click for the full story at the Journal Pioneer

 

PEI rinks slip to 1-2, 0-4 win-loss records after Sunday late draw play at New Holland Juniors (Curling Canada)

It’s all about the experience for Skylar Ackerman’s Saskatchewan-based squad at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors – an incredible opportunity that only comes around once in a blue moon.

Host team skip Skylar Ackerman watches the line during Draw 6 at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada/Melanie Johnson photo)

When Yukon did not declare a team, the spot was allocated to the host province. As the runner-up at the Saskatchewan Junior Women’s Provincial, Ackerman, along with teammates Madison Johnson at third, second Chantel Hoag, lead Samantha McLaren and coach Patrick Ackerman, won the right to don the Host team uniform.

While the Ackerman women have not gotten off to the start they had hoped for, dropping their first three games, including a last rock 10-9 loss to Ontario’s Thea Coburn, the team is focusing on the bigger picture.

“We [formed this team] three years ago with the goal to get to the Canada Winter Games which we have done,” said Ackerman. “We’re hoping to gain some experience here to take to for the Canada Winter Games next month in Red Deer.”

Though the wins are not coming through yet, they’re taking every opportunity to learn and are putting it all into perspective.

“We’re improving each game and getting some extra experience on arena ice which is always good,” said Ackerman.

This is the second national championship experience for the Moose Jaw-based team, as they competed in the 2018 U-18 Canadian Championships in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. That experience has been invaluable for the young team.

“It’s helped with our nerves. Going into New Brunswick we were super nervous because it was our first time at a national,” said Ackerman. “This time we took the approach that it’s like any other tournament and to just relax.”

What’s the key to the team’s longevity and success thus far?

Team Ackerman displaying their on-ice team chemistry (Curling Canada/Melanie Johnson photo)

“We just love each, we’re like sisters out there,” said Ackerman. “We know what each other needs and how to help each other through hard times.”

Also in action tonight on the women’s side, Saskatchewan’s Sara England improves to 2-1 with a 7-3 win over Lauren Ferguson’s team from Cornwall, P.E.I. Ferguson continues to search for a win in the competition. Team Alberta skipped by Selena Sturmay posted an 8-3 win over Sarah Daniels from North Delta, British Columbia.

In Draw 6 action on the men’s side, two-time Canadian Junior champion Tyler Tardi and his British Columbia squad captured their third win of the competition over Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter. The live-streamed feature game saw New Brunswick’s Jack Smeltzer put on a dominant performance defeating two-time Canadian Junior silver-medallist Tanner Horgan 11-7.

The Quebec men skipped by Vincent Roberge picked up their first win over Northwest Territories’ Sawer Kaeser. Manitoba’s JT Ryan picked up a 7-3 win over P.E.I.’s Tyler Smith. Ryan moves to 3-0 while Smith drops to 1-2. Team Yukon, skipped by Trygg Jensen, picked up its first win of the tournament over Javen Komaksiutiksak from Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Action continues at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors with draws on Monday at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 9  p.m. (all times Atlantic). {Smith is playing NS at 11 am and NWT at 9 pm, while Ferguson has one game, also against NWT at 9 pm.]

[Draw 7 on Mon. Jan. 21 between NS Women (Lauren Lenentine 3rd) and BC at 11 am and
Draw 9 on Mon. Jan. 21 between PEI men (Tyler Smith) and the NWT  at 9 pm are scheduled to be on livestream today].

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams are competing, with two seven-team pools in each gender. Following Tuesday night’s games, the top four teams from each pool will move into the championship pools beginning Wednesday, while the other teams will play in seeding pool games to determine the final standings.

Round-robin games at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors are being streamed live exclusively on Curling Canada’s Facebook page. 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. 26, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 27. The same games also will be streamed live in the U.S. on ESPN3. CLICK HERE for streaming and broadcast information.

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2019 World Junior Championships, Feb. 16-23 in Liverpool, N.S.

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

For event information, visit www.curling.ca/2019juniors.

Click to view this story on the Curling Canada website.

Quebec women pick up win over PEI, Tyler Smith loses close game to N. Ont. at New Holland Juniors (Curling Canada)

Just when you think that everything is rolling along according to plan, sometimes life throws a curveball.

This is exactly what happened to the Quebec women’s team on the first day of competition when coach Michel St-Georges unexpectedly had to have emergency surgery for a detached retina.

Laurie St-Georges calls line during the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors (Curling Canada/Melanie Johnson photo)

Michel called prior to the opening ceremony and the team’s second game to tell the team the news.

“Honestly I was crying and scared. It’s not just my coach, it’s my dad,” said skip Laurie St-Georges. “Every big championship my family has had losses and bad things happen, but we always get through it. It’s just life. We’re just trying to do our best.”

Luckily Josée Ricard, mother of Laurie and third Cynthia St-Georges, was able to step into the coaching role.

“I was supposed to be in the stands with my hat to cheer them on,” said Josée. “They’re doing great on their own. I’m just there to encourage [the team] and support them. [Michel] hopes to be back for the next game, so we’ll see.”

Coach Michel St-Georges is still smiling despite his situation (Curling Canada/Danielle Inglis photo)

A sign of a strong team is being able to adapt to challenging circumstances and this team has done that in spades.

“We’re missing our coach, but my mom is doing so great,” said Laurie. “My sister was also scared, but the other girls have been super supportive. They’re so sweet always asking ‘do you need a hug?’ I can’t ask for more.”

The team hasn’t let it slow their game down on the ice, as Quebec posted a 5-3 win over Prince Edward Island’s Lauren Ferguson to extend their undefeated streak to 3-0, while PEI slips to 0-3. But for the Quebec team, they’re already looking at the big picture.

“We had a talk before this event and we discussed that we have to try to go 6-0 in the first round because the other pool is so strong,” said Laurie. “We have to make key shots. We’re playing well and just have to stay concentrated.”

Draw five also saw New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau post a convincing 16-2 win over Northwest Territories’ Tyanna Bain while Kira Brunton representing Northern Ontario downed Nunavut’s Sadie Pinksen 18-2. The game featuring Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba came down to an eyeball measurement with Manitoba having the edge for an 8-7 win.

This draw saw several tight games on the men’s side with Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter defeating Alberta’s Desmond Young in an extra end, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Greg Blyde improving to 2-1 with an 8-6 win over Ontario’s Sam Steep and Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan posting a 7-6 victory over Prince Edward Island’s Tyler Smith, who is now at 1-1.

In earlier action today on the women’s side, Alberta’s Selena Sturmay jumped out to a 2-0 start defeating Nunavut 14-2, Northern Ontario defeated the Host team skipped by Skylar Ackerman 7-1, and the defending champions from Nova Scotia skipped by Kaitlyn Jones beat Ontario’s Thea Coburn 8-5.

During the morning game on the men’s side, Newfoundland and Labrador had a convincing 11-4 win over Yukon’s Trygg Jensen, and Nova Scotia’s Graeme Weagle picked up his first win of the tournament with an 8-5 decision over New Brunswick’s Jack Smeltzer.

Action continues in the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors with the final draw of Sunday at 9 p.m. Atlantic.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams are competing, with two seven-team pools in each gender. Following Tuesday night’s games, the top four teams from each pool will move into the championship pools beginning Wednesday, while the other teams will play in seeding pool games to determine the final standings.

Round-robin games at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors are being streamed live exclusively on Curling Canada’s Facebook page. 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. 26, and finals on Sunday, Jan. 27. The same games also will be streamed live in the U.S. on ESPN3. CLICK HERE for streaming and broadcast information.

The winning teams Sunday will represent Canada at the 2019 World Junior Championships, Feb. 16-23 in Liverpool, N.S.

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

For event information, visit www.curling.ca/2019juniors.

Click to read this story on the Curling Canada website

Charlottetown FD wins PEI Firefighters title

The rink of Alan Brown, William Callbeck, Michael MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department won the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship held over the weekend at the Montague Curling Rink, and will represent PEI firefighters at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship, March 16-23 in Kelowna, BC. The Charlottetown team were up 8-5 going into the last end of the final, and ran the Summerside FD, skipped by Leo Stewart, out of rocks to pick up the win.

Click for video of the final end, from the Montague Curling Club

 

PEI Masters (age 60+) Curling Chships start Friday in Crapaud

The 2019 PEI Masters Curling Championships, with male and female events for curlers age 60 and over, take place from January 25-28 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with five men’s and two women’s rinks taking part. Live results will be available at PEICurling.com.

Men’s

The Ted MacFadyen rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside were the men’s winners the last two years, but Ted is not back this year, although the other three members of the team are, with Lou Nowlan moving up to skip, and Leo Stewart joining the team at third stone. Second Earle Proude and lead Alan Montgomery are back, with Rod MacDonald joining the team as Alternate. Other entries include last year’s finalist Bill Hope rink from Cornwall and the Silver Fox, the Paul Arsenault foursome from Cornwall, and teams skipped by Blair Jay from the Fox, and Clair Sweet from the Maple Leaf club in O’Leary. Hope’s team has two new members this year this year, with Dario Zannier and Don Vickerson replacing Craig Mackie and David Murphy.

The five-team men’s division will play a modified triple knockout format, qualifying section winners for a two-game championship round. Section winners also drop down to compete in the next section. If a team wins all three sections, they will win the event with no championship round being played. If a team wins two sections, they will win the event if they win either championship round game, while their opponent would have to win both.

Women’s

There are two women’s entries again this year, with the Sandy Hope team from the Cornwall Curling Club looking for their third title in a row. They will again play a Best of Five series against their clubmates the Shirley Berry rink. Hope is back with last year’s team intact, while Gloria Turner will replace Marlene Proude on the Berry rink.

Next Steps

The winning and finalist men’s teams and both women’s rinks earn the right to compete in the Maritime Masters, at the Riverside Country Club March 15-17, in Rothesay NB, while the men’s and women’s winning teams, or finalist teams if they are unable to attend, also earn the right to compete  in the 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, April 1-7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon SK.

Schedule

Men’s Women’s
Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri.
25
Jan.
9
am
1 1 2    
1:30 pm 2   3 4  
6
pm
3     5 6
Sat.
26 Jan
10
am
4 7 8    
2
pm
5 W1 9 10  
Sun.
27 Jan
10
am
6     W2 11
2
pm
7   W3 12  
Mon.
28-Jan
10
am
8   MA* W4*  
2
pm
9   W5* MB*  

 

  • *If needed

Explanation for MA/MB:

1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.

2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in both X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).

3. Three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* plays in Z and the other winners play off in X and Y. If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to Z and the other two teams play off in X and Y.

*Qualifying games have game number with yellow background on the schedule

Draw 

Men’s: Modified Triple Knockout with 2 game ch’ship round, if needed.
Women’s: Best of 5

 

Team Rosters

M – Team Arsenault
Cornwall Curling Club

Athlete Position
Arsenault, Paul Fourth
Giggey, Ron Third
Acorn, Allan Second
Coffin, Edgar Lead

M – Team B.Hope
Cornwall and Silver Fox curling clubs

Athlete Position
Hope, Bill Fourth
Murdoch, Peter Third
Vickerson, Donald Second
Zannier, Dario Lead

M – Team Jay
Silver Fox Curling Club

Athlete Position
Jay, Blair Fourth
Graves, Stuart Third
Cannon, Dale Second
Martin, Spike Lead

M – Team Nowlan
Silver Fox Curling Club

Athlete Position
Nowlan, Lou Fourth
Stewart, Leo Third
Proude, Earle Second
Montgomery, Alan Lead
MacDonald, Rod Alternate

M – Team Sweet
Maple Leaf Curling Club

Athlete Position
Sweet, Clair Fourth
Matheson, Bob Third
Harris, Muncey Second
Arsenault, Wayne Lead

W – Team Berry
Cornwall Curling Club

Athlete Position
Berry, Shirley Fourth
Fairhurst, Linda Third
Matthews, Marjorie Second
Turner, Gloria Lead

W – Team S.Hope
Cornwall Curling Club

Athlete Position
Hope, Sandra Fourth
Ebbett, Shelley Third
Rhodenhizer, Debbie Second
Harris, Arleen Lead
Bill Hope Coach

 

Click for previous Masters champions and websites.

 

 

 

 

 

New Holland Juniors: PEI teams/players on livestream, including PEI women vs Quebec at 4 pm Sunday

 

Curling Canada is providing livestream coverage of the round robin games (and any potential tiebreakers) via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/curlingcanada.

Games on SHEET C will be featured.

This would include these round-robin games with PEI players or teams (all times Atlantic)

Draw 5 game today (Jan. 20) between PEI Women (Lauren Ferguson) and Quebec at 4 pm
Draw 6 game today (Jan. 20) between NB Men (Alex Gallant lead) and N. Ont at 9 pm

Draw 7 on Mon. Jan. 21 between NS Women (Lauren Lenentine 3rd) and BC at 11 am
Draw 9 on Mon. Jan. 21 between PEI men (Tyler Smith) and the NWT  at 9 pm

 

Curl PEI Jr. Dev’t Tour Stop Two Cancelled for Today

Due to the weather, Sunday’s  Junior Development Curling Tour in Crapaud has been cancelled. A new date will be confirmed early in the week.

This week’s Tour stop will feature Kay Atkinson, Curl PEI’s Chief Umpire, who will be there at 1 pm to speak with the curlers and parents/family members about the Basic Rules and Etiquette of Curling.  Teams will hit the ice around 1:30 pm and play until about 3 pm (they will ring the buzzer at 2:50 pm to let the teams know to finish the end they are playing but not start a new one).  The afternoon will wrap up with snacks for the teams.

There are currently 2 teams of three so if you know of a curler or two who may want to join us please let Amy Duncan know right away at 902-368-4208.  The fee for an individual to join is $12.50.

The Curling Tour is designed for non-competitive or newly-competitive junior curlers who were born on or after July 1, 2004.

Each team will play (at least) one game at each stop.  In addition to the games played there will be a guest speaker covering topics relevant to new curlers, coaches, and/or parents.

Registration is $50 per Team per tour date.  Registration closes 1 week before each tour date.

Contact Amy Duncan at 902-368-4208 or aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca  for more information or visit https://pe.curling.io/  to register.

 

Jones (NS with PEI’s Lenentine), Smith (PEI) battle to wins in Draw 3, Ferguson now 0-2, at New Holland Juniors (Curling Canada)

Nova Scotia skip Kaitlyn Jones may have her eyes on a second straight national Junior title but she had her hands full with a feisty Saskatchewan Host team in Draw 3 of the 2019 New Holland Junior Curling Championships in Prince Albert, Sask., on Saturday night.

Jones and her team of Lauren Lenentine, Karlee Burgess, Lindsey Burgess and coach Andrew Atherton stole a couple of points to lead 3-1 at the break over Skylar Ackerman of Moose Jaw. (Ackerman is the skip of a second Saskatchewan team added to the women’s draw to keep numbers even after Yukon did not send a women’s team to the championship.)

With the score 3-2 after eight, the defending champions stole three in the ninth to take a 6-2 win in their first game of the round robin.

Kaitlyn Jones, Karlee Burgess, Lindsey Burgess (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)

In other Draw 3 women’s action, British Columbia’s Sarah Daniels notched her second win of the day, cruising to a 12-3 win over Ontario’s Thea Coburn.

B.C. third Kayla MacMillan is at her first national junior championship and she says the experience has been positive so far.

“This is my first Junior, and (lead) Sarah Loken’s as well,” MacMillan said after Saturday night’s game. “And it’s just been exactly what we hoped it would be. Our families are all here. it’s great playing in front of an actual crowd and the ice is great.”

MacMillan moved to B.C. from Ontario, so playing against her “home” team was fun.

“Calissa (Day) on the team – I actually won the Little Rocks championship with her, and Kaitlyn Jones from Nova Scotia, so there’s three of us now playing for different provinces,” she said.

The 2018 silver medallist, Laurie St-Georges, of Laval, Que., stole the first three ends on the way to a 7-1 win over Tyanna Bain of Inuvik, N.T.

In a tight battle, Manitoba’s Mackenzie Zacharias handed Saskatchewan’s Sara England her first loss. Leading 4-3 after seven, the skip from Winnipeg’s Elmwood Curling Club stole a deuce in the eighth and another in the ninth for an 8-3 win.

Steals also factored heavily in a 9-4 win for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mackenzie Glynn over P.E.I.’s Lauren Ferguson.

In men’s action, 2018 champion Tyler Tardi and his B.C. foursome took complete control in a 14-1 win over Nunavut’s Javen Komaksiutiksak, while Manitoba’s JT Ryan won his second game of the day with a 9-2 score over Northwest Territories’ Sawer Kaeser.

A high-scoring ten-end battle between P.E.I. and Quebec ended with a 9-7 win for Tyler Smith of the Charlottetown Curling Club over Vincent Roberge of the Etchemin Curling Club

Rylan Kleiter and his team from the Sutherland Curling Club in Saskatoon kept the home-province fans happy with a solid 8-2 win over Ontario’s Samuel Steep of the Galt Country Club.

“Our team played solid and we were fortunate to get some misses (from Ontario), but I think we were expecting it to be a little closer, for sure,” said Kleiter after the team’s second win of the day. “Ontario always sends a strong contending team, and we were expecting them to play well so our mindset going in was just to stay with the process and take it shot by shot and try to grind out another win.”

“I thought our energy early on was up,” he said about the possible difference in the two teams’ approach tonight. “I thought we had a little bit more intensity, so yeah, our front end played well and we just tried to put the pressure on.”

The Saskatchewan foursome are earning some style points as well with their colourful curling pants.

“Five years ago when we brought Trevor (Johnson) on the team, he had the idea and showed us the website. We thought it was pretty cool. And back then it was a junior league kind of thing and we’ve stuck with them ever since,” said Kleiter. “And they do bring a little good luck. We found that they’d help keep the game a little loose. Just adds a little fun, for sure.”

The round robin continues on Sunday with three draws at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. AT.

For the first time, selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s Facebook page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Find all the scores and standings by linking to the scoreboard on the event website, here: www.curling.ca/2019juniors.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

New Holland Canadian Juniors underway in Prince Albert – PEI’s Ferguson loses opener to NB (Curling Canada)

British Columbia’s Tyler Tardi kicked off his campaign to win a third straight national title as the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors got underway today in Prince Albert, Sask.

Tardi and third Sterling Middleton have two consecutive national and world championships behind them, and this year they’ve brought a new front end to help keep the streak alive. Matthew Hall, playing second, joins the team after relocating from Ontario – Hall skipped the Ontario team that lost to Tardi in the 2017 gold-medal game. Alex Horvath takes over the lead position, with Paul Tardi, Tyler’s dad, as coach.

Tyler Tardi (Curling Canada photo)

In the opening draw, the B.C. foursome had no problem overpowering Trygg Jensen of the Yukon, scoring four in the eighth to cruise to a 10-2 win.

Also in the win column in the opening draw was Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan, making his sixth consecutive appearance at the national Junior championships. Horgan, who lost the final to Tardi last year, needed a deuce in the final end to defeat Graeme Weagle of Chester, Nova Scotia, 7-6 in the opening draw. Weagle, the gold-medallist at the 2018 Under-18 Nationals, is taking his first crack at an Under-21 national title.

The 2018 bronze medallist, Manitoba’s J.T. Ryan, backed by third Jacques Gauthier and a new front end of Jordan Peters and Cole Chandler, also started the round robin with a win, defeating Quebec’s Vincent Roberge, 6-3.

In women’s action, the 2018 bronze medallist from New Brunswick, Justine Cormier, got off to a slow start in the opening draw with a 7-3 loss to Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges in a rematch of last year’s women’s semifinal. But Cormier and her Fredericton team of Emma Le Blanc, Brigitte Comeau, Keira McLaughlin, alternate Erica Cluff and coach Tim Comeau bounced back on Saturday afternoon with a 9-5 win over Prince Edward Island’s Lauren Ferguson.

Also in women’s Draw 2 action, British Columbia’s Sarah Daniels, hoping to improve on her 2016 silver medal, started strong by winning her first game 14-0 over Nunavut’s Sadie Pinksen. Selena Sturmay led Alberta to a 10-3 win over Northern Ontario’s Kira Brunton, the 2018 Under-18 champion. Saskatchewan’s Sarah England, daughter of famed Canadian curler Sandra Schmirler, skipped her Saskatchewan foursome to a 10-5 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mackenzie Glynn.

Action continued in men’s and women’s play on Saturday (9:30 p.m. AT) at both the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club.

For the first time, selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s Facebook page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Find all the scores and standings by linking to the scoreboard on the event website, here: www.curling.ca/2019juniors.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

Brett Gallant up for Male Athlete, Peter Gallant to receive Coach of the Year honours, Lauren Lenentine up for Jr. Athlete award at Sport PEI Awards

February 26th, 2019 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 45th annual awards night at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall.  The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments from 2018.

Photo (L-R): Brett and Peter Gallant with the Tim Hortons Brier trophy

Leading the field of athletes will be the nominees for the 3 Points Aviation Senior Athletes of the Year. The list includes male finalists Mark Arendz (para nordic & biathlon), Billy Bridges (sledge hockey), and Brett Gallant (curling).  On the female side Alysha Corrigan (rugby), Veronica Keefe (wrestling), and Heather Moyse (bobsleigh) will look to take top spot.

Winners have been determined in the following categories: ADL Administrator of the Year – Natalie Bulger (rugby), PEI Mutual Insurance Official of the Year – Michael French (softball), ADL Masters Athlete Award – Steve Reeves (running), PEI Mutual Insurance Coach of the Year – Peter Gallant (curling), Team of the Year – Hunter’s Ale House Mudmen Rugby, SCORE! Event of the Year – Special Olympics Canada Bowling.

After last years’ success the event will return to Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall. Familiar faces Matt Rainnie of CBC and Jo-Anne Holden, will be back to emcee the proceedings. 

“Recognizing our Island’s finest athletes, officials, coaches, and volunteers is an important part of amateur sport,” said Sport PEI President, Ryan Innis. “They have all worked tirelessly on and off the field, and deserve every bit of distinction they are going to receive.  As PEI’s level of athletes continues to improve, we are not only showing the nation our strength, but now the world is getting a taste of what we are capable of.”

Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Sport PEI at (902) 368-4110.

The full list of athlete finalists is as follows: Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year – Brett Butler (Holland College volleyball), Ligrit Sadiku (Brock wrestling) and John Patrick Stevenson (Canisius College baseball) 

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female Athlete of the Year –Alysha Corrigan (Acadia rugby), Hannah Taylor (Brock wrestling) and Bailey Smith (UPEI, track and field)

DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Male Athlete of the Year –  Lucas Boudreau (biathlon/cycling), Noah Dobson (hockey), and Nolan O’Rourke (wrestling) 

Photo: Lanren Lenentine

DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Chole Cudmore (gymnastics), Lauren Lenentine (curling) and Hannah Taylor (wrestling)

3 Points Aviation Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Mark Arendz (para nordic & biathlon), Billy Bridges (sledge hockey), and Brett Gallant (curling).  

3 Points Aviation Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Alysha Corrigan (rugby), Veronica Keefe (wrestling), and Heather Moyse (bobsleigh)  

(Sport PEI)

Annual Fair Isle Ford Men’s Funspiel March 8-9 at Montague

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 evening barbecue. To enter, contact Larry at 902-838-2513 or email montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn,com

Click to download the entry form 

 

Annual Pink Ladies Women’s Funspiel – Feb. 8-9 at Montague

The BECKS HOME AND HEATING “Pink Ladies” WOMEN’S FUNSPIEL takes place February 8th & February 9th at the Montague Curling Rink, with Entry Fee $140/team, which guarantees three 6-end games

FOOD
* Finger foods Friday evening
*continental breakfast Saturday morning
*pot luck dinner Saturday evening provided by the Montague ladies

GREAT PRIZES

Entry Deadline: February 4th
Send cheque payable to Montague Curling Club and entry form to:
MONTAGUE CURLING RINK ATTN: LARRY RICHARDS
PO Box 806, MONTAGUE PE
EMAIL: MONTAGUECURLINGCLUB@PEI.AIBN.COM

Entry Form (Click to Download and Print)

PEI Firefighters Curling Championship underway in Montague

The PEI Firefighters Curling Championship, hosted by the Cardigan Fire Department, got underway this morning, and wraps up Sunday at the Montague Curling Rink.
Last year’s champions were the rink of  Gordon MacFadyen – Skip, Jason Cameron – Third, Robbie Rankin – Second, and Ray McCourt – Lead, from the Summerside Fire Dept.

PEIFFCA Website: http://peiffca.ca

The winning team advances to the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship, hosted by the British Columbia Fire Fighter Curling Association, in Kelowna B.C., March 16 to 23 2019

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ship Entry Deadlines: Seniors deadline is Today (Fri.)

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championship has an entry deadline of today:

The Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, with male and female events for curlers age 50 and over, will be held at the Silver Fox in Summerside from Feb 8-12. Entry deadline is Jan 18. Entry fee per four-person team is $190 plus competitor fees.

Enter all events online at PEICurling.com.
Note that event start and end dates may vary slightly depending on number of entries and other factors.

Reminder: Seniors Learn to Curl Program starts Tues. in O’Leary

Seniors Learn to Curl Program – Learn to Curl this Winter!
Bring a friend; Bring a Spouse – Come as a Group or an Individual.

This instructional League will have on-ice instructors who will create a safe and fun environment for participants to learn how to curl. No experience necessary.
All you need is a clean pair of sneakers and a helmet – we take care of the rest!

3 locations:                                                                                                                                                                                                     Maple Leaf Curling Club (O’Leary)
10am-12noon – TUESDAYS – January 22-March 26, 2019
For more information call: 902-859-3012 or email: info@mapleleafcurlingclub.com

Charlottetown Curling Club
1-3pm – WEDNESDAYS – January 9-March 13, 2019
For more information call: 902-370-2875 or email: chtowncurling@gmail.com

Montague Curling Club
10am-12noon – THURSDAYS – January 10 -March 14, 2019
For more information call: 902-838-2513 or email: montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com

* Learn to Curl * Meet New Friends * Share a Laugh * Enjoy the Experience *
Social time in the lounge always follows the curling

$132/person (all included)
100% money-back guarantee within the first two weeks

Wear loose or stretchy pants and a light jacket, and bring clean sneakers.
A helmet is required for this program, we recommend a helmet CSA approved for ice sports. We will take care of the rest!

Schedule for PEI teams and players at the Canadian Juniors

Round Robin Schedule (Atlantic time) Click on links to view schedule on Curling Canada results system, and on links there to see game results. Junior Men – Tyler Smith team https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4390/teams/21128 Sat: 9:30 pm vs. Quebec Sun: 4 pm vs N. … Continue reading

P.E.I. rinks ready for Canadian junior curling championships (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Two P.E.I. curling rinks will take different levels of experience onto the national stage in Saskatchewan. Tyler Smith, 20, will skip a veteran and experienced men’s rink out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, and the Lauren Ferguson-skipped … Continue reading

COUNTDOWN TO THE GAMES: Women’s curling team gearing up (Guardian)

P.E.I. squad has busy few weeks before representing province at Canada Games in Alberta CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The flight to Red Deer, Alta., is fast approaching for Team P.E.I.’s women’s curling team. The Lauren Ferguson-skipped rink from Cornwall, Crapaud and … Continue reading

Curl PEI Jr. Dev’t Tour Stop Two update-spots avail. for two curlers

Six teams are ready to go for this Sunday, January 20 at 1 pm at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. This week’s Tour stop will feature Kay Atkinson, Curl PEI’s Chief Umpire, who will be there at 1 pm to … Continue reading

About Team PEI at the Canadian Juniors (Team Biographies)

(L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (coach) Cornwall Curling Club LAUREN FERGUSON POSITION: Skip AGE: 16 (July 12, 2002, Summerside, P.E.I.) OCCUPATION: Grade 11 student (Kensington Intermediate Senior High School) YEARS CURLED: 7 HIGHLIGHTS CANADIAN UNDER-18 … Continue reading

2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors get underway Saturday in Prince Albert, Sask. (Curling Canada)

Three players will head to Prince Albert, Sask., with a chance to make history at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. Both gold-medal teams are back from the 2018 event to attempt to defend their … Continue reading

Junior Curling starts Tuesday Jan. 22 in Souris

There’s curling on arena ice on Tuesdays at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris Junior (school age) curling will start Tuesday January 22 and run every Tuesday from 4-5 pm. Cost is 10 dollars per child. Please bring a pair … Continue reading

3rd annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel now full

The 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel, a weekend of Just-for-Fun curling in memory of one of the best is now full! The bonspiel goes Feb. 15-17 at the Montague Curling Club. Contact Larry at the Montague Curling Club – … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ship Entry Deadlines: Stick deadline is Tuesday

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championships that have entry deadlines this month. (1) The Curl PEI/Stick Curling PEI Provincial Stick curling championships, with male and female divisions and two-person teams, will be held at the … Continue reading

Register now for the Vogue Optical 2019 PEI 55+ Winter Games, including Curling, Stick Curling

Registration is now open for the Vogue Optical 2019 PEI 55+ Winter Games being hosted by the City of Charlottetown, February 18 – 23, 2019. Curling, with 55+ Men’s and 55+ Mixed/Women’s divisions, will be held at the at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on … Continue reading

Team PEI rinks finish with 2-1 win-loss records at Maritime Pre-Canada Games event in Moncton #IsleBeReady

PEI’s representatives at the 2019 Canada Games, skipped by Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut from the Cornwall Curling Club, along with New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff team from the Woodstock Golf and Country Club, finished play with 2-1 win-loss records at … Continue reading

Birt claims her 10th PEI Scotties, team will represent PEI in Sydney NS (Journal)

ALBERTON — The year was 2003 when Suzanne (Gaudet) Birt first skipped a team to the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship title. On Sunday the veteran women’s skip, and 2001 world junior curling champion, skipped a team to the P.E.I. … Continue reading

Suzanne Birt beats Veronica Smith 10-4 to win her tenth Scotties

The Suzanne Birt rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, which includes two members of her 2016 winning team, third Marie Christianson, and second Meaghan Hughes, along with lead Michelle McQuaid, captured the PEI Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling Championship Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

John Likely and Co. are P.E.I. Tankard champions (Journal)

ALBERTON — John Likely will be skipping a P.E.I. Tankard champion team at the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time since 2002. Steve Burgess, left, and Robbie Doherty look down ice to their skip, John Likely, for instructions on … Continue reading

Maple Leaf holding 40th Anniversary Spiel

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary is holding its 40th Anniversary Bonspiel, Feb. 8-10, presented by Centennial Auto Group. 4 divisions, with entry fee of $160 per regular or $60 per stick team. Nightly live music, and fine food, … Continue reading

John Likely wins Tankard PEI men’s title, Suzanne Birt to play Veronica Smith in 2 pm Scotties final

There’s no need for a 2 pm game in the PEI Tankard, as John Likely and his team from Charlottetown and the host Western Community curling club in Alberton were able to steal a 10th end single to edge defending … Continue reading

Likely one win away from Tankard title, Smith to face either Birt or Fullerton in Scotties final (Journal)

ALBERTON — John Likely and his Charlottetown and Western Community curling clubs team of Anson Carmody, Steve Burgess, Robbie Doherty, and alternate Matthew Nabuurs is one win away from claiming the 2019 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship. Standing in his way … Continue reading

Scotties and Tankard Playoff Rounds set

There will be three teams competing in the PEI Scotties women’s championship round on Sunday at 9 am, and 2 pm at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and two rinks in the Men’s round at the same time. The … Continue reading

Another successful Georges Deck and Recovery U13 Spiel in Montague

The annual George’s Deck and Recovery Under 13 Spiel was held today in Montague, with a large turnout for the event, which includes no entry fee, trophies, and a free lunch. George with the 1st place team  Nate Shaw – … Continue reading

Big third ends move Smith, Birt to tonight’s ‘C’ Qualifier (Journal)

Play-offs in Scotties and Tankard ch’ships start Sunday ALBERTON — The third end proved pivotal for the winning teams in Saturday afternoon’s ‘C’ Qualifier semi-finals at the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. Jane DiCarlo, left and Whitney Jenkins, mate … Continue reading

Annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel (with Latin American theme) looking for one more team

There’s room for one more team at the 21st annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel, with a Latin American theme, on Jan. 25 and 26, 2019. Contact Sheila at (902) 436-5629 or email pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca to grab the last spot! This event is … Continue reading

PEI Canada Games teams playing their Maritime counterparts in tournament this weekend

  Play gets underway at 5 this afternoon and continues on Sunday as PEI’s games teams, skipped by Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson, take on their New Brunswick and Nova Scotia counterparts at Curl Moncton in a Pre-Canada Games event.   … Continue reading

Likely to play Higgins in 7 p.m. men’s Tankard ‘C’ Qualifier (Journal)

Alberton-Saturday evening’s P.E.I. Tankard ‘C’ Qualifier will feature a rematch of a provincial men’s curling championship opening draw game. John Likely, who won the events ‘A’ qualifier on Thursday will meet Darren Higgins Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Western … Continue reading

PEI Scotties: Fullerton wins Scotties B qualifier over Smith; Jackson, McCloskey eliminated

Four teams remain in contention after Friday play at the Scotties Provincial Women’s Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with Sarah Fullerton and her Charlottetown and Silver Fox team capturing the ‘B’ Qualifier in the modified triple knockout, … Continue reading

Fullerton evens the score with Veronica Smith at the Scotties (Journal)

ALBERTON — There are no longer any undefeated teams in either the P.E.I men’s or women’s curling championships. Skip Sarah Fullerton releases a rock during the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Alberton as her front end, Aleya Quilty, … Continue reading

Four teams still in the running for Tankard title, Likely and MacKenzie each assured of a play-off game (Journal)

ALBERTON — The field still in the running for the P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship has been trimmed to four teams. Two rinks from the Silver Fox, skipped by Steve van Ouwerkeerk and Jamie Newson, were eliminated in Friday’s … Continue reading

Defending champion MacKenzie wins PEI Tankard ‘B’ Qualifier over PEI Junior champ Tyler Smith

The defending PEI men’s champion Eddie MacKenzie rink doubled their Charlottetown clubmates, the Tyler Smith squad, who are PEI’s Junior men’s champs, by a 6-3 score this afternoon at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton to capture the “B” … Continue reading

Registration deadline for Curl PEI Jr. Dev’t Tour Stop Two is Sunday

This is a reminder that the deadline for the second stop on the Junior Development Curling Tour is this Sunday January 13, with the Tour stop taking place the following Sunday, January 20th at 1 pm at the Crapaud Community … Continue reading

Registration now open for East Coast International Slam Junior Arena Ice event in Fredericton

Registration is now open for the East Coast SLAM Junior event on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB, plus some draws at the Capital Winter Club, from 29-31 Mar. Organizers are hoping for 50 teams this … Continue reading

Veronica Smith leads P.E.I. Scotties with 4-0 record, faces 3-1 Fullerton in 7 pm Fri. B Qual. (Journal)

ALBERTON — Veronica Smith takes a 4-0 record into Friday evening’s ‘B’ qualifier of the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club. Smith moved to 4-0 Friday morning scoring a single with the hammer in … Continue reading

Sign up now for the 3rd annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

Join us for the 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel! A weekend of Just-for-Fun curling in memory of one of the best – February 15-17, 2019! Taking the first 32 teams to register.  $140.00/team to register – guaranteed 3 games … Continue reading

Likely capitalizes on five-rock rule to win Tankard A final (Journal)

Alberton-Having just played his first three games of the curling season, John Likely has quickly taken a liking to the sport’s new five-rock rule. Likely used the rule to his advantage in the 10th end of the ‘A’ qualifier at … Continue reading

Defending champ MacKenzie, Junior champ Smith advancing to Tankard ‘B’ qualifier (Journal)

ALBERTON-Defending P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling champion, Eddie MacKenzie, answered back in all-CAPS Thursday night at the Western Community Curling Club. Eddie MacKenzie, skip of the defending champion team in the 2019 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship. MacKenzie scored … Continue reading

Veronica Smith still unbeaten at Scotties, takes “A” Qualifier (Journal)

Scoring six points over three consecutive middle ends were enough to keep Veronica Smith and her Cornwall Curling Club team’s undefeated record intact Thursday afternoon at the P.E.I. Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. She followed up a triple in the … Continue reading

Veronica Smith rink beats Melissa Morrow team to win “A” Qualifier at PEI Scotties

The Veronica Smith team from the Cornwall Curling Club followed a three-point fourth end with a stolen deuce in five and a single in six on the way to an 8-2 win over the Melissa Morrow foursome from the Silver … Continue reading

Likely only undefeated team at P.E.I. Tankard, outlasts Newson in ‘A’ Qualifier (Journal)

ALBERTON-John Likely scored his only deuce of the game Thursday at the Western Community Curling Club and it couldn’t have come at a better time. He entered the final end of the P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling championship’s ‘A’ qualifier … Continue reading

Reminder: Cornwall hosting U13 Funspiel on Feb. 9. RSVP by Jan. 11

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting a Junior Funspiel on Saturday February 9 for curlers in the Under 13 age category. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP by January 11 to Kellie-Lynn Younker at younkerkl01@hotmail.com Entry is limited to 16 teams and the … Continue reading

Little rest for undefeated P.E.I. men’s Tankard teams; Newson, Likely to meet in “A” Qualifier (Journal)

ALBERTON — It’s going to be a short sleep for the Jamie Newson and John Likely rinks. They got off the ice at the Western Community Curling Club just before midnight Wednesday; they go back out at 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

Smith to face Morrow in PEI Scotties “A” qualifier after long day of curling for both teams (Journal)

ALBERTON — It will be Veronica Smith and her team from the Cornwall Curling Club who will face Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club rink in the “A” Qualifier of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling Championships, Thursday … Continue reading

Newson topples defending Tankard champ in extra end, and is playing PEI Jr. Champ in game 2 (Journal)

ALBERTON — It took an extra end to accomplish it, but Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox Curling Club rink hammered out a tight 8-7 win over defending champion Eddie MacKenzie in the opening draw of the P.E.I. Tankard Provincial … Continue reading

Morrow’s off to a flying start at PEI Scotties, scoring 23 points in 15 ends and advancing to the A qualifier (Journal)

ALBERTON — With two convincing wins Wednesday, Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox Curling Club team of Darcee Birch, Lindsey Spencer and Miranda Ellis has advanced to Thursday’s “A” qualifer of the P.E.I. Scotties Provincial Women’s Curling championship. Miranda Ellis, … Continue reading

Veronica Smith rink wins P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts game with three curlers (Journal)

ALBERTON, P.E.I. – Veronica Smith’s Cornwall rink travelled to Alberton on Tuesday night to beat the storm. They wanted to make sure they’d be ready for the opening draw of the 2019 P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championship. … Continue reading

Fullerton, Morrow, Smith winners in first women’s draw at PEI Scotties and Tankard in Alberton (Journal)

ALBERTON — Draw 1 of the P.E.I. Provincial men’s and women’s curling championships is in the books at Alberton’s Western Community Curling Club, but weather and road conditions have caused some jigging of the schedule for the rest of Wednesday. Organizers … Continue reading

Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 going ahead at 5 pm

Organizers have decided to proceed  with draw 2 of the PEI Tankard and Scotties, at 5 PM. Draw three will now go at  9 pm , while draw four will go at 10 am on Thursday.   … Continue reading

Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 announcement will now be at 1 pm

The 9 am Draw One Scotties games are complete, at the Scotties women’s and Tankard men’s championships in Alberton, but there will be a delay in the start of draw 2, originally scheduled for 2 pm. There will be a … Continue reading

Seniors Learn to Curl Program at Ch’town cancelled for this (Wed.) afternoon

Due to weather, this afternoon’s Learn to Curl at the Charlottetown Curling Complex is cancelled due to weather conditions. Seniors Learn to Curl Program – Learn to Curl this Winter! Bring a friend; Bring a Spouse – Come as a Group … Continue reading

Scotties/Tankard update: Draw 2 delayed with a further announcement at noon, and opening ceremonies cancelled.

The 9 am Draw One Scotties games are currently playing the sixth end at the Scotties women’s and Tankard men’s championships in Alberton, but there will be a delay in the start of draw 2, originally scheduled for 2 pm. … Continue reading

1st draw on schedule for 9 am as PEI Scotties and Tankard ch’ships begin in Alberton

The 9 am women’s draw this morning is going as scheduled as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, and the PEI Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship get underway at the three-sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, … Continue reading

Kim Aylward rink scores eight-ender

Congratulations to the Kim Aylward rink, who scored an eight-ender this evening in the Standard Auto Glass “A” Division of the Team Entry League at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Other members of the team are Debbie Caissy, Shelley MacFadyen, … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ship Entry Deadlines: Mixed Doubles is Friday

Curlers are reminded of the following three Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championships that have entry deadlines this month. (1) The PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, for two-person teams comprised of one male and one female curler, also takes place at … Continue reading

WinterLove PEI and Charlottetown Curling Club teaming up for WinterLove Kick-Off and Curling Party

Join with WinterLove and the Charlottetown Curling Club to throw an end or two! Don’t know how? No worries! Club members will be offering FREE expert coaching. This event takes place on Friday January 18 from 5 to 8 pm … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Intro to Curl sessions start this evening, after Open House and Intro session on Monday

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary reports a great turnout for their Newcomers Open House last evening both for the reception and for the on-ice intro to curling session.  The ongoing Newcomers Intro to Curling sessions for both traditional … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursary Winners Announced

Two junior men’s student-athletes from Summerside, and three junior women’s curlers from Cardigan, Crapaud, and New Dominion have been announced as the 2018 winners of PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum bursaries. The bursaries, which are provided by an anonymous … Continue reading

South Shore Pharmacy Funspiel at Crapaud in mid-Feb.

The South  Shore Pharmacy Funspiel takes place Feb. 15-16 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Entry fee is $160 per team and guarantees three six-end games. Open to curlers/non-curlers. No competitive or Provincial teams.  Door prizes, entertainment, dinner, Draw to … Continue reading

Islander Alison Griffin on Team Nunavut at this year’s Scotties in Sydney NS (Curling Canada)

The first team to qualify for Canada’s women’s national curling championship – outside of defending champion Jennifer Jones – was determined in December, as Nunavut’s representative was declared. Jenine Bodner’s rink from the host Iqaluit Curling Club includes Jennifer Blaney … Continue reading

PEI Scotties Women’s and Tankard Men’s Curling Ch’ships begin Wednesday in Alberton

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, and the PEI Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship get underway on Wednesday January 9 and wrap up on Sunday the 13th at the three-sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with … Continue reading

Reminder: Seniors Learn to Curl Program coming this month to O’Leary, Ch’town, Montague

Seniors Learn to Curl Program – Learn to Curl this Winter! Bring a friend; Bring a Spouse – Come as a Group or an Individual. This instructional League will have on-ice instructors who will create a safe and fun environment for … Continue reading

Curl PEI Junior Development Curling Tour begins Saturday in Cornwall

This is a reminder that the first two dates on the Junior Development Curling Tour will be at the Cornwall Curling Club January 5 at 1pm and the Crapaud Community Curling Club on January 20 at 1pm.  Here’s a run-down … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ship Deadlines: Masters (60+) is Friday

Four Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championships have entry deadlines in the month of January.  (1) The Provincial Masters curling championships, with men’s and women’s events for curlers age 60 and over, take place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club from … Continue reading

O’Leary curling club broadening its audience with Jan. 7 Open House, and 10-week introduction for newcomers (Journal)

Note: The Open House was originally scheduled for Dec. 17 but was postponed to Jan. 7 due to weather. (by Eric McCarthy) O’LEARY, P.E.I. – Among a group of newcomers to P.E.I. who visited Maple Leaf Curling Club recently, only … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting U13 Funspiel on Feb. 9. RSVP by Jan. 11

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting a Junior Funspiel on Saturday February 9 for curlers in the Under 13 age category. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP by January 11 to Kellie-Lynn Younker at younkerkl01@hotmail.com Entry is limited to 16 teams and the … Continue reading

George’s Deck FREE U13 Spiel looking for more teams

The best deal in curling is on again, on January 12 at the Montague Curling Rink, and is looking for more teams. The George’s Deck and Recovery Funspiel for curlers under age 13 has no entry fee, guarantees three games, … Continue reading

PEI Pepsi Junior Ch’ships coverage in the Journal Pioneer

Pick up today’s Journal Pioneer paper or e-edition for coverage of the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, which wrapped up Sunday morning in Charlottetown. Link to online story: https://www.journalpioneer.com/sports/curling/updated-ferguson-smith-win-pei-junior-curling-titles-271947/ … Continue reading

Islanders on winning provincial junior teams in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

The reigning world junior champion Kaitlyn Jones rink from Halifax, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at third stone, has repeated as Nova Scotia Junior Women’s champions, beating the Isabelle Ladouceur rink from Sackville 10-3 Sunday evening in the first of … Continue reading

UPDATED: Ferguson, Smith win P.E.I. junior curling titles (Journal Pioneer)

Both rinks now headed to nationals in Prince Albert, Sask. The Lauren Ferguson and Tyler Smith rinks swept their way to the Pepsi provincial junior curling championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Sunday morning. Ferguson and Smith both won … Continue reading

Clean sweep for Ferguson and Smith as they go undefeated to win Pepsi Junior Curling Ch’ships

The Lauren Ferguson rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Tyler Smith foursome from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex both went undefeated, capturing all three divisions of the modified triple knockout draw, to win the junior women’s and men’s … Continue reading

Ferguson, Smith win P.E.I. junior curling titles (Journal)

Both rinks now headed to nationals in Prince Albert, Sask. Lauren Ferguson. – Jason Simmonds The Lauren Ferguson and Tyler Smith rinks swept their way to the Pepsi provincial junior curling championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Sunday morning. … Continue reading

Montague holding New Year’s Eve bonspiel

MONTAGUE CURLING RINK Cordially Invites You to Our 6TH ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE BONSPIEL Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Don’t have to be a member. $25.00 entry. Join us for three 4 end games. Seafood chowder, … Continue reading

Ferguson and Smith teams are each one win away from Pepsi Junior titles

The Lauren Ferguson junior women’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Tyler Smith junior men’s team from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex remain undefeated following Saturday play at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) curling championships, and can win … Continue reading

Ferguson and Smith have swept both the A and B sections at the Pepsi Juniors

The Lauren Ferguson rink from Cornwall and the Tyler Smith team from the host Charlottetown Curling Club remain undefeated at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships, winning both the A and B sections of the modified triple knockout draw, … Continue reading

Reminder: Seniors Learn to Curl Program coming in Jan. to O’Leary, Ch’town, Montague

Seniors Learn to Curl Program – Learn to Curl this Winter! Bring a friend; Bring a Spouse – Come as a Group or an Individual. This instructional League will have on-ice instructors who will create a safe and fun environment for … Continue reading

Ferguson and Smith still undefeated, play in B finals at 9 am Sat. vs MacLean and MacMillan at Pepsi Juniors

The “B” finals of the modified triple knockout draw are set for 9 am Saturday at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club, and the “A” section winners Lauren Ferguson from Cornwall, and Tyler Smith … Continue reading

“Hog wild” spiel in Montague looking for one more team

HOGWILD SPIEL JAN. 4TH AND 5TH 2019 CURLING BONSPIEL 6 End games. Guaranteed 3 games. Great prizes to be won! Open to either men’s, women’s or mixed teams. This is a 19 and over event. Hogged rock –  pay a … Continue reading

Lauren Ferguson and Tyler Smith teams grab 1st Pepsi Juniors playoff round positions

Following this morning’s “A” finals at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, the first of a possible total of three qualifying teams for the junior men’s and women’s championship rounds on Sunday have now … Continue reading

Ice Tech Tour Stop Scheduled for this evening in Crapaud

Ice technicians are reminded that tonight is the Crapaud Community Curling Club stop on the Ice Tech Tour, from 6-8pm.  Level 3 Ice Technician Larry Richards will be the facilitator at each stop on the Tour. Ice Technicians – trained, experienced, … Continue reading

Teams determined for A section qualifiers at Pepsi Juniors

Two draws are in the books following opening day on Thursday at the Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Curling Championships in Charlottetown, with the finalists determined for the 9 am Friday “A” section qualifier games to pick the first junior men’s … Continue reading

PEI Juniors Draw Two Photo Gallery

Here is another photo gallery, this time from Draw Two of the Pepsi Juniors. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrow keys or swipe to go ahead and back. … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Pepsi Juniors Opening Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremonies for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships were held this evening prior to Draw Two at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. On hand with words of welcome were MLA Robert Mitchell, Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown, and Ward 4 Councillor … Continue reading

Pepsi Junior Ch’ships – Draw One Photo Gallery

Here is a collection of photos from this afternoon’s opening draw of the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships being played at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrow keys or swipe to go ahead … Continue reading

Reminder: Curl PEI Junior Development Curling Tour begins January 5 in Cornwall

This is a reminder that the first two dates on the Junior Development Curling Tour will be at the Cornwall Curling Club January 5 at 1pm and the Crapaud Community Curling Club on January 20 at 1pm. Stop 1: 1 … Continue reading

Pepsi Provincial Junior curling ch’ships start this afternoon in Ch’town

The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from December 27-30, with six junior women’s and four junior men’s teams from three PEI … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Curling Ch’ships: January Entry Deadlines

Four Curl PEI Provincial Curling Championships have entry deadlines in the month of January.  (1) The Provincial Masters curling championships, with men’s and women’s events for curlers age 60 and over, take place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club from … Continue reading

Schut-skipped Cornwall rink set to wear Island colours at Canada Games (Guardian/Team PEI)

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – It was 1991, on home soil, when P.E.I. won its first-ever team medal at the Canada Winter Games. The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside saw head coach Gary Cudmore and team members Rob Newson, … Continue reading

Timers Needed for Pepsi Juniors

Timers are required for the Pepsi Provincial Juniors Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, from Dec. 27-30 at the following times: Dec. 27:  3 timers at 2 and  at 7 pm Dec. 28 and  29: 2 timers at 9 … Continue reading

Top P.E.I. junior curling teams getting set to battle for berth in nationals (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Dec. 27-30, with six junior women’s and four junior men’s teams eyeing a trip to the nationals. There will be … Continue reading