Synergy Fitness and Nutrition once again offering off-season training

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  This program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions and fitness testing.

All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

The Sport Performance Training Program will begin on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm and run Mondays and Wednesdays at this time until September 17.  There will be 36 training sessions, 2 nutrition sessions, and pre/post fitness testing.  The cost is $240+tax.  (If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates).  If you are interested in participating but the days do not work for you just let us know and the folks at Synergy will work with you to try find a schedule that works.

Curl PEI will host one night as a Trial for you try the Program.  The Trial night is Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm.  The Trial night is open to everyone who interested in the Sport Performance Training Program, even if you are familiar with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition already.  Please let me know if you wish to attend the Trial night by May 4th, (requires minimum participants to run).  (The Trial is in addition to the 36 fitness sessions and will be free to participants)

This is a great opportunity to work on conditioning in the off-season to prepare to reach your goals next winter.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-4208) know by May 4.

 

Trio of 2019 Canadian Curling Ch’ships (U SPORTS, CCAA, Mixed Doubles) to be decided in Fredericton NB (Curling Canada)

Over a nine-day span, three Canadian curling championships will be on the line at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., it was announced today by Curling Canada.

Photo, courtesy N45 Architecture Inc.

The 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships, and the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)/Curling Canada Championships will be staged from March 15-19, while the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship will run March 19-24.

“We couldn’t be happier to see these three significant championships staged under one roof in the great city of Fredericton,” said Resby Coutts, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “It will be nine days of world-class curling on the ice and, I’m positive, world-class hospitality off the ice, and I know curlers, fans and officials will be smiling ear to ear next March.”

Fredericton is no stranger to hosting major curling championships, including most recently the 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Championships and the 2013 World Seniors and World Mixed Doubles Championships. Additionally, the city played host to the 2005 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships, the 1988 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 1985 Canadian Junior Women’s Championship, the 1982 World Junior Men’s Championship, the 1980 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship, the 1975 Brier and the 1965 Canadian Junior Men’s Championship.

“The University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are part of the fabric of Fredericton,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien. “To be able to welcome students from all over Canada to Fredericton as we host the U SPORTS and CCAA Canadian Curling Championships is a great honour for this University town. To follow that by welcoming the best curlers in the country back to Fredericton for the Mixed Doubles Canadian Curling Championship is a testament to the City’s Sport Tourism mandate and its ability to attract first-class events. We welcome with open arms all participants and wish them good curling and good luck.”

It will be the second time the U SPORTS and CCAA championships have been staged jointly in conjunction with Curling Canada; the first time was last month in Leduc, Alta., where the host University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas squads swept the men’s and women’s U SPORTS titles, while Ontario’s Fanshawe College and B.C.’s Douglas College won the women’s and men’s CCAA titles respectively.

It will be the first time New Brunswick has hosted either event; the University of New Brunswick will be the designated host school for the U SPORTS championships, while the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association will be the host of the CCAA championships.

“We are excited to bring this championship back to the Maritimes – one of Canada’s most passionate curling regions,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS. “The University of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton have proven to be exceptional hosts of our U SPORTS national events, including the past two University Cup Men’s Hockey Championships. We look forward to partnering with Curling Canada and UNB next winter.” 

Photo, courtesy N45 Architecture Inc.

It will be the 15th CCAA national championship event; the event started in 1984 and ran through to 1990. It was revived in 2012 and has been staged annually ever since.

“Building on the partnerships and collaborative model used in Leduc, we look forward to working closely with Wayne Tallon, Chair of the Organizing Committee, Curling Canada, U SPORTS and the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) next year in Fredericton,” added Sandra Murray-MacDonell, Executive-Director of the CCAA. “The CCAA is committed to enriching the student-athlete experience and in hosting our event amidst other Curling Canada championships, we are accomplishing that directive. With the event being hosted at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, we hope to encourage the growth and development of curling in our eastern post-secondary conferences.”

Both scholastic championships will feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams.

It will be the seventh edition of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, and the first time the event has been played in Atlantic Canada. Interestingly, the winners of the first Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, Quebec’s Robert Desjardins and Isabelle Néron, represented Canada at the 2013 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Fredericton.

The winner of the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles will represent Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship; dates and location for the 2019 Worlds will be announced later by the World Curling Federation.

“We’ve got a world-class building and a world-class group of volunteers who are ready to go to work to make this event a success,” said Tallon. “We’re thrilled and humbled that we’ve been given this opportunity to host three Canadian championships; we know it will be a challenge, but we’re definitely ready to embrace that challenge.”

“It is an honour to have these three Canadian championships hosted next year in Fredericton, and I know Wayne and his committee are ready to welcome many of this country’s best curlers,” said David Burpee, President of Curling New Brunswick. “Events like these raise the level of interest in our sport throughout New Brunswick, especially at the post-secondary level, and we’re thrilled to have these championships showcased in our province.” 

Click to read at Curling Canada.

Team Ferguson coach, skip win Mixed Doubles medals at Canadian U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

The Mixed Doubles competition, for players who didn’t take part in the playoffs, wrapped up on Saturday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with coach David Murphy and skip Lauren Ferguson from PEI’s Team Ferguson winning gold and silver medals, respectively, while Lexie Murray of Team Ferguson was in the bronze medal game.

Photo (L-R): Murphy, Ferguson

In the gold medal-game, featuring a pair of mixed teams, the duo of Jaycee Terrick (Manitoba) and Braden Fleischhacker (Saskatchewan), with coach David Murphy (P.E.I.) was a 4-2 winner over Lauren Ferguson (P.E.I.) and Troy Chong (B.C.) with coach Dave Trickett (Newfoundland/ Labrador).

Photo (L-R): Gold Medallists Fleischhacker, Terrick, Murphy

Photo (L-R): Silver Medallists Chong, Ferguson, Trickett

The all-girl duo of Melodie Forsythe (N.B. Host) and Alexa Smallwood (Yukon), along with coach Verne Anderson (Saskatchewan) won the bronze medal with a 5-3 victory over the mixed duo of Lexie Murray (P.E.I.) and Jayden Bindig (Saskatchewan) with coach Bryan Miki (B.C.)

(Photos courtesy of Lisa Ferguson)

 

NS sweeps gold at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, Lauren Ferguson’s coach wins Gold, she takes the Silver in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. — An already amazing season for Nova Scotia youth curling got even better on Saturday night at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex.

Nova Scotia teams claimed both gold medals at the 2018 Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships — the second straight year one Member Association has swept both the girls and boys titles after Northern Ontario did it last year in Moncton.

Those gold medals will nicely complement the gold medals captured by Kaitlyn Jones’s Halifax women’s team at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Championships in Shawinigan, Que., and the 2018 World Junior Championships in Aberdeen Scotland.

Graeme Weagle team, with PEI’s David Murphy, coach of the Gold Medal Mixed Doubles team on the left

Graeme Weagle’s Nova Scotia boys team from Chester won the boys final 10-6 over Alberta’s Ryan Jacques (Edmonton), while Isabelle Ladouceur’s Lower Sackville team prevailed 4-3 over Saskatchewan’s Skylar Ackerman (Moose Jaw) in the girls final.

Nova Scotia (Weagle was backed up by vice-skip/last-rock thrower Owen Purcell, second Jeffrey Meagher, lead Scott Weagle and coach Anthony Purcell) was 3-2 in the round robin before rattling off four straight playoff victories.

“Being our first national championship competition, we struggled a bit at the start to get used to the ice and the atmosphere, but by the playoffs, we kind of adjusted to it and settled in, and we focused,” said Weagle. “The guys brought their ‘A’ game today.”

That was evident in the early ends; Nova Scotia opened the game with a deuce, and held Alberta to a single in the second.

In the third, Nova Scotia simply made eight perfect shots and took advantage of key misses from the Albertans to put five on the scoreboard — capped by Purcell making a delicate outturn tap to remove a partially frozen Alberta stone and hold the shooter.

“It kind of came out of nowhere, to be honest,” said Weagle. “We were thinking that maybe we’d have a shot at two or three if he makes something good. But the five really came out of nowhere.”

Nova Scotia added a steal of three in the fourth and it was just a matter of time before the gold medals were draped around the Bluenosers’ necks.

“It feels amazing, it’s unbelievable — it’s a dream of mine,” said Weagle. “The guys worked so hard, and we’re pretty proud of ourselves.”

Interestingly, the Weagle team plays out of the same Chester Curling Club that produced Mary Fay’s 2016 Canadian and World Junior Women’s championship team.

“When I saw Mary Fay win a national title, I was like, wow,” said Weagle. “From a small town like Chester, to produce a national (and then world) champion, it’s crazy. And to now be a national champion is even crazier.”

Jacques was backed up by vice-skip Dustin Mikush, second Gabriel Dyck, lead Michael Henricks and coach Bernie Panich.

Isabelle Ladouceur rink

In the women’s game, back-to-back deuces from Nova Scotia turned the game around and propelled Ladouceur, vice-skip Emilie Proulx, second Kate Callaghan, lead Makayla Harnish, alternate Elsa Nauss and coach Brian Rafuse to victory.

Saskatchewan blanked the first three ends before cracking a deuce in the fourth. But Nova Scotia came out strong after the fourth-end break, tying the game with a deuce in the fifth end, and then stealing two in the sixth.

“We started to be aggressive, and it obviously worked out,” said Ladouceur. “We definitely made some nice shots; Saskatchewan made some amazing shots, too, but it just worked out in our favour, with a little bit of luck.

“It feels fantastic; my team has been working for this all season, and we’re just really excited right now.”

What’s the secret to Nova Scotia’s recent run of success in youth curling? It’s pretty simple, suggested Ladouceur.

“We know that we want to win, and we’re willing to work hard,” she said. “Everyone here in Nova Scotia is trying to be the best, so we have a lot of hard workers in our province.”

Defending Canadian U-18 boys champ Jacob Horgan of Northern Ontario returned to the podium as his Sudbury team (vice-skip Max Cull, second Nicholas Bissonnette, lead Shane Robinson and coach Gerry Horgan) won the boys bronze medal, 4-1 over Newfoundland/Labrador’s Ryan McNeil Lamswood of St. John’s (vice-skip Coleton Vriesendorp, second James Trickett, lead Alex Phillips and coach Laura Phillips).

In the girls bronze-medal game, Alberta’s Ryleigh Bakker (Calgary) scored three in the eighth end for a 5-3 win over Ontario’s Madelyn Warriner (Listowel).

Bakker was backed up by vice-skip Hannah Phillips, second Rhiley Quinn, lead Hannah Airey, alternate Elysa Crough and coach Allison Earl. The Ontario team was rounded out by vice-skip Sarah Bailey, second Brianne Donegan, lead Shannon Warriner and coach Bruce Cox.

Meanwhile, the doubles competition wrapped up on Saturday for players who didn’t take part in the playoffs.

In the gold medal-game, featuring a pair of mixed teams, the duo of Jaycee Terrick (Manitoba) and Braden Fleischhacker (Saskatchewan), with coach David Murphy (P.E.I.) was a 4-2 winner over Lauren Ferguson (P.E.I.) and Troy Chong (B.C.) with coach Dave Trickett (Newfoundland/Labrador).

 

Ferguson (left), Chong (Mark Finley photo)

Chong (left), Ferguson (Mark Finley photo)

The all-girl duo of Melodie Forsythe (N.B. Host) and Alexa Smallwood (Yukon), along with coach Verne Anderson (Saskatchewan) won the bronze medal with a 5-3 victory over the mixed duo of Lexie Murray (P.E.I.) and Jayden Bindig (Saskatchewan) with coach Bryan Miki (B.C.)

Also on Saturday, the Fair Play Awards (as voted on by the umpires) were handed out:

Girls:
Skip – Annkatrin Perron, Quebec
Third – Carly Smith, New Brunswick Host
Second – Chantel Hoag, Saskatchewan
Lead – Piper Croisier, Northern Ontario
Coach – Bruce Cox, Ontario

Boys:
Skip – Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Newfoundland/Labrador
Third – Adam Tracy, New Brunswick
Second – Gabriel Dyck, Alberta
Lead – Colin MacKenzie, P.E.I.
Coach – Bryan Miki, B.C.

Team Schut lead Colin MacKenzie wins a Fairplay Award at Canadian U18 (updated)

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships wrap up today with the 6 pm Gold and Bronze medal games (Follow the action: ) in St. Andrew’s New Brunswick. Fair Play Awards, as recognized by the officials at the championships, were awarded for each of the 4 boy’s and girl’s playing positions plus coach, with Colin MacKenzie from PEI’s Team Mitchell Schut winning the boy’s award for the lead position. Here are the winners:

Fair Play Award boys winners (Right to Left): Skip – Ryan McNeil Lamswood, NL; Third – Adam Tracy, NB; Second – Gabriel Dyck, AB; Lead – Colin MacKenzie, PE; Coach – Bryan Miki, BC

 

(Girl’s, Right to Left): Skip – Annkatrin Perron, QC; Third – Carly Smith, NB Host; Second – Chantal Hoag, SK; Lead – Piper Croisier, NO; Coach – Bruce Cox, ON

 

Moncton curler making an impression at Under-18 championship (Curling Canada)

Carly Smith of Moncton, N.B., has been curling since she was six, and this week she’s competing at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, playing third for Team New Brunswick (Host) team – a second provincial team added to the competition to even out the pools at seven each.

Carly Smith: “I don’t throw with a broom and if anything it helps my balance,” says Carly about the prosthetic she uses while sweeping as part of Team New Brunswick (Host) at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

Smith is also making an impression on everyone who sees her on the ice: she was born with only one arm and has adapted to using a prosthetic while sweeping.

“My mom was a curler and she took me to curl when I was in Grade 2 and put me into the Little Rocks program,” she says.

Her sister, Caylee, also started young and now plays lead on the team.

“It’s fun playing with my sister and I get to travel with her which is great,” says Carly.

Sisters Caylee (left) and Carly Smith (right) are teammates at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships, where Carly is using an adaptive prosthetic device while sweeping (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

Using a prosthetic for sweeping is something new for her, but she says she has quickly adapted.

“I don’t throw with a broom and if anything it helps my balance,” says the 14-year-old who curls out of Curl Moncton. “For sweeping I can put more pressure on the broom and it’s more reliable. I sweep the same way I did before using a prosthetic. It only took me a week to get used to it. I use a prosthetic for biking, hockey, yoga, etc. but it is a different one for curling.”

The Smith sisters’ Team New Brunswick (Host) finished out of playoff position in Pool B, but that hasn’t stopped Carly from enjoying every minute of this national championship experience.

“It’s really fun,” she says. “The ice is really nice, the volunteers are great, the food is great, and I love the hotel. It’s been an amazing experience so far.”

And she’s already looking ahead to more curling adventures.

“I’m 14 years old and I want to come back to the U18 Nationals representing New Brunswick.”

Carly Smith (third) and Melodie Forsythe (skip) discuss their next shot for Team New Brunswick (Host) at the 2018 Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

Click to read at Curling Canada

Mayflower Junior Dev’t Camp in September

The Mayflower Curling Junior Development Camp takes place September 8-9 2018 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax.
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018.
Registration forms may be posted or emailed. Payment by cheque or e-transfer.

Key items covered include:
• Delivery
• Weight control
• Brushing
• Strategy
• Team communication
• 2 Games

The Matthew Manuel Rink, 3-time Nova Scotia Under 18 and 4-time Nova Scotia Under 21 Men’s champions (2015-2018) will be attending as assistant instructors.

-Ages 11 – 15
-Minimum 1 year experience
-$125 per curler
-Individual entry only
-9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
-only 48 spots available (confirmed upon payment)

Click for Registration Form (Word)

Entries to: 
Mayflower Junior Development Camp
3000 Monaghan Dr,
Halifax, NS
B3K 2V9
mayflowerjdc@gmail.com

PEI’s Team Ferguson finishes with a pair of wins, just misses playoff round at U18 nationals (Curling Canada)

The round robin wrapped up on Thursday night, and sixteen teams – eight boys’, eight girls’ – will now move on to the Championship double-knockout round of the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B.

Team Ferguson vs. NWT  (livestream)

[The PEI girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson, finished round robin play with a 3 -3 record after wins over Team NWT and previously-undefeated Ontario on Thursday. They had the same record as BC, who got the last playoff berth in their pool, as they beat PEI 5-3 in their round robin encounter. 

The Mitchell Schut-skipped PEI boy’s team had some very close games, but didn’t manage to pull out a win in the round robin.]

Teams that didn’t make the playoff round will be paired up for a mixed doubles competition.

Nova Scotia third Owen Purcell and second Jeffrey Meagher sweep the rock delivered by lead Scott Weagle during action at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

Leading the way on the boys’ side is Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan, the 2017 Under-18 champion, who finished at the top of Pool B with a perfect 5-0 record.

Horgan is joined by three teams from Pool B, Newfoundland and Labrador (4-1), Quebec (3-2) and New Brunswick (2-3), as well as the top four teams from Pool A, including Manitoba (4-1), and Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta, who all finished with 3-2 records.

On the women’s side, the top four Pool A teams – Ontario and New Brunswick (5-1), Saskatchewan (4-2) and B.C. (3-3) – will join the top four from Pool B – Alberta (5-1), Northern Ontario and Quebec (4-2) and Nova Scotia (3-3) – in the Championship double-knockout round to determine who will move on to the semifinals on Saturday.

New Brunswick third Ashley Cormier and second Deanna MacDonald sweep the rock delivered by lead Rachel Brewer at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

The playoff match-ups look like this:

Boys

Manitoba vs New Brunswick
Nova Scotia vs Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador vs Ontario
Northern Ontario vs Alberta

Girls

Ontario vs Nova Scotia
New Brunswick vs Quebec
Northern Ontario vs Saskatchewan
Alberta vs British Columbia

The championship round will take place on Friday in the W.C. O’Neill Arena, with the boys’ gaes taking place at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ADT), and girls’ matches at 12:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. (ADT). Mixed doubles will be played in both the arena as well as the Heather Curling Club with draws at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all times ADT.

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

Click to read at Curling Canada.

Gavin and Callaghan finish with 3-4 win-loss record at Canadian Stick

The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Championship wrapped up on April 5 at the St. Albert Curling Club in St. Albert, Alberta. PEI was represented by the duo of Roger Gavin and Walter Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, who finished play with a 3-4 win-loss record.

Walter Callaghan (left), Roger Gavin

The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Champions are Tom and Rae Campbell from the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They defeated three time Canadian champion Tim Smith and Chris Pieper from Armstrong, B.C. in two extra ends.  This is the first time that a mixed team has won the championship.

Event website: albertastickcurling.ca/index.php/2018-canadian-stick-curling-championship/

Ferguson 1-3, Schut 0-4 at Canadian U18, Ferguson game on livestream at 10 am


The PEI teams each had a pair of close losses on Wednesday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with Team Lauren Ferguson sitting at 1-3 win-loss, and Team Mitchell Schut at 0-4 going into the final day of round robin play.

Ferguson lost to New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff Wednesday afternoon in a conservatively-played game until the last two ends, with NB leading 4-2 after six. Ferguson then stole a triple to go ahead 5-4 coming home without hammer, but Cluff took four points in the final end for an 8-5 win and a 3-1 win-loss record.

PEI had a 2-1 lead at the 4th end break in their game against Saskatchewan, who scored a deuce in the fifth to pull ahead by one. PEI tied the game with a single in six. Saskatchewan blanked the seventh to keep last rock advantage coming home, and scored four points in the eighth for a 7-3 win, improving their record to 3-1.

Team Ferguson has two games today, with their 10 am game against the Northwest Territories livestreamed by Bell Aliant TV1 at player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183. 

Their final round robin game is at 2 pm, against undefeated (4-0) Ontario.

Team Schut was leading 4-3 after six ends in their game against Liam Marin and his Saint John NB team, but a stolen deuce in seven put NB ahead by one. PEI forced an extra end with a single in eight, but NB won 6-5 with a single in the extra, and have a 2-2 record.

Schut’s low-scoring evening match was against Ryan McNeil Lamswood from Newfoundland and Labrador, with the 1st two ends blanked, and NL picking up singles in 3 and 4 to lead 2-0 at the break. PEI got on the board with a single in five, but NL picked up singles in ends six and eight for a 4-1 win and a 3-1 win-loss record.

PEI concludes round robin play at 10 this morning against BC (0-3), skipped by Dawson Ballard out of Vancouver.

Quebec and Ontario women continue to roll undefeated through the round robin, with the 2017 champions from Northern Ontario dominating on the men’s side.

The top four teams in each pool will move on to an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday.

The playoff round will determine the four men’s and four women’s teams that will compete in the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

The teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

Birt is back!

Former World Junior, Two-time Canadian Junior, and nine-time PEI Women’s (Scotties) champion Suzanne Birt announced her return to competitive curling this afternoon on Twitter and Facebook:

Birt, who last won the  PEI  Scotties in  2016, stepped back from the sport for two seasons, saying “I really needed the mental break from competing. I miss it terribly but am enjoying time to myself and my family” and continuing with “it has been a huge part of my life for so long. I will be back!” 

Related story (CBC PEI):
P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt takes break from curling

Curl PEI File photo (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes in January 2016.

Her new team will include third Marie Christianson, and second Meaghan Hughes, both of whom were with her when she last competed in and won the PEI Scotties in January 2016.

Curling Canada photo: Michelle McQuaid

Lead stone will be Michelle McQuaid, who played on this year’s PEI Scotties winning team, which was skipped by Birt’s third in 2016, Robyn MacPhee. Hughes was also on the team. MacPhee announced on the weekend that she was taking a break from competitive curling, and the team announced that they were “going our separate ways”.

Team Birt on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Team-Birt-766752610109503/

Team Birt on Twitter: twitter.com/teambirt

Ammonia and Freon safety training held for P.E.I. rink operators (CBC PEI)

Rink and curling club operators were invited to take part in one of three special ammonia and Freon safety training courses in P.E.I. this week.

The half-day course demonstrated things like how to keep the machinery running smoothly, proper facility safety measures and how to handle emergencies, such as an ammonia or Freon leak. The training was prompted, in part, by two leaks in Canada last year — a deadly ammonia leak in Fernie, B.C., in October and one at the Pownal Sports Centre in P.E.I. last April, which prompted the evacuation of the facility.

An ammonia warning sign posted in an arena warns people to evacuate if the blue light is flashing. (David Horemans/CBC)

The Montague Curling Club is one of the ice surfaces in the province using Freon.

“I’ve been there for 17 years, I know how to shut her down if I had to and I know what numbers to call,” said Larry Richards, manager of the club.

He was interested to learn about the different safety measures and protocols they had not implemented yet. He plans to take the new information to the board meeting next week to get the necessary changes done.

“Safety first, safety is the main thing,” Richards said. “People are more aware of safety these days, things are happening around this.”

Click for the full story at CBC PEI.

 

Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this weekend on arena ice in Souris

The annual Souris Curling Club Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this Friday through Sunday at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris. Come on down and watch curling on arena ice!

Here are the opening draws.

PEI loses close games to tough teams at Canadian U18 Ch’ships on Tues. (Curling Canada)

All teams were in action on Tuesday at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B., with pool play underway to determine who will move on to the championship round later this week.

Alexis Burris from Team PEI. (Finley Fotography photo)

On the women’s side, Ontario and Saskatchewan continue undefeated, while B.C.’s Jaelyn Cotter notched her first win of the round robin, a 5-3 victory over PEI’s Lauren Ferguson. [Ferguson has only one game today, at 6 pm against Saskatchewan, but has three matches on Thurdsay].

Ontario’s Madelyn Warriner, of Listowel, Ont., held off a late charge by New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff on Tuesday afternoon to score a 5-4 win. Cluff bounced back for a 9-2 win over Bayly Scoffin of Yukon to finish off the day.

In her only game of the day, Saskatchewan’s Skylar Ackerman stole five points on the way to a 10-2 win over Northwest Territories’ Zoey Walsh.

In Pool B, Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier ran Newfoundland and Labrador’s Glynn Mackenzie out of rocks in a 5-3 win on Tuesday evening to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record.

In Men’s pool play, Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan is one of four teams that remain undefeated. Horgan stole two ends on the way to a 7-4 win over PEI’s Mitchell Schut in Draw 4. [PEI plays New Brunswick at 2 pm today, and Newfoundland and Labrador at 6 pm.]

Joining Horgan with 2-0 records are Jérôme Adam (Quebec), Joshua Leung (Ontario) and Ryan Jacques (Alberta).

Ontario’s Leung and his Whitby Curling Club team stole four points in the second end and another single in the third to finish with an 8-1 win over Manitoba’s Brett Walter on Tuesday afternoon.

Team Ontario third Scott Mitchell watches as sweepers Nathan Steele (left) and Colin Schnurr (right) take over during action at the 2018 Under-18 Canadian Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

The round robin continues on Wednesday with draws at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (all times ADT).

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Click to read at Curling Canada.

PEI teams split openers at U18 nationals in St. Andrews NB #U18CC2018

The Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway in St. Andrews New Brunswick. The first draw took place Monday evening, while the opening ceremonies were at 9 this morning, before Draw 2 at 10 am.

Team PEI at the opening ceremonies (Doug Kelly photo)

Both PEI teams played their first games this morning, with the PEI Girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson out of the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Crapaud curling clubs, beating the Yukon 8-4, while the Boy’s squad, skipped by Mitchell Schut out of the  Cornwall Curling Club, lost 6-2 to a tough Quebec rink, 

Quebec vs PEI – final shot
(Capture from Bell Aliant Livestream)

The Ferguson rink stole a deuce in the 4th end, and took four points in the sixth, while Team Schut was kept to singles while the Quebec team took deuces in the first half of their game. Quebec stole the fifth, with Schut blanking the sixth. Quebec stole the seventh, and, up four in the last end, but facing three Schut counters, the Quebec skip made a hit to run the PEI team out of rocks in the eighth end.

Both PEI teams play again at 6 pm, with Schut taking on defending champ Jacob Horgan and his Sudbury team. Horgan won his opener 5-4 over Newfoundland and Labrador last evening. Ferguson plays Vernon BC’s Jaelyn Cotter (her father Jim, a 7-time Brier participant, is coaching), who is 0-2 following losses to Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information.

The teams are split into two pools in each gender — two pools of six in the 12-team boys competition, and two pools of seven in the girls event (with 13 Member Associations competing in the girls competition, a host team from New Brunswick also is competing in order to create two even pools).

The top four teams in each pool will move into an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday, April 13. That will determine four teams in each gender for the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/.

(with info from Curling Canada)

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