Team Canada faces ‘strong field’ at curling worlds, says Gallant (CBC PEI)

P.E.I. curler Brett Gallant says the Canadian team will have to be sharp to compete in a balanced field at the World Curling Championship, starting this weekend in Edmonton.

Brett Gallant (right) consults with Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue at the 2016 Brier. The team won the Brier at home in 2017. (CP)

Gallant is the second on the Brad Gushue rink that won the Brier earlier this month.Gallant said Sweden is having a particularly good year, but there will be no easy wins.

“It’s a really strong field. It’s quite a balanced field. We’re going to have to be sharp every game,” he said.

‘We’ve played a lot of these teams.’– Brett Gallant

“To represent Canada, It’s basically the strongest curling country there is going back, basically forever. Any chance you have a chance to represent Canada it means a whole lot.”

Click for full story at CBC PEI

 

ParaSport PEI and SCI PEI funspiel held at Cornwall

Here are pictures from the funspiel held this past Saturday at the Cornwall Curling Club, by ParaSport and Recreation PEI in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury PEI.

Source: Parasport and Recreation PEI Facebook page.

Click on a picture to enlarge, and swipe (touchscreen) or use arrows to go ahead and back.

‘It was very disappointing’: Crapaud curling season put on ice (CBC PEI)

(by Tom Steepe)

Those who had hoped to hear the familiar shouts of “hurry hard!” in Crapaud this winter have been out of luck — the curling season ended last fall just as it was about to begin.

‘We need more people, new blood.’— Jonathan Ramsay

A key part of the club’s ice plant — called a chiller barrel — broke, forcing the cancellation of the entire curling season.

“It was very disappointing because we had worked so hard last year leading up to this season,” said board member Jonathan Ramsay.

“Everyone was excited and we were going to do really well. We had more people signed up, and it was just very disheartening for all of us, and it was a big blow to both the club and the community.”

‘A lot of income is lost’

The club’s current ice plant has lived a long life — installed in the early 1950s, it was well-worn and frequently required fixing over the years.

‘It was very disappointing and very frustrating because we worked very hard last year to keep it open,’ says board member Bobbi-Jo Crossman (left), with Jonathan Ramsay. (Tom Steepe/CBC)

A new chiller comes with a hefty price tag of more than $120,000.

Insurance will cover about half the cost, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is expected to match those funds. 

But it was too late to save this season.

“A lot of income is lost because of it,” explained Ramsay. “The spiels and the sponsors bring in a lot of money during the winter for this place and without that we’re struggling.”

“It was very disappointing and very frustrating because we worked very hard last year to keep it open,” added board member Bobbi-Jo Crossman.

Click for full story at CBC PEI

PEI Firefighters at 1-3 after Monday play at Canadian Ch’ship

After winning their opener 9-2 against Northern Ontario, the PEI Firefighters champions – the Crossroads Fire Dept. skipped by Jerry Hughes, have had three losses at the Canadian championships in Mississauga – a close 9-8 decision to Nova Scotia, an 8-1 loss to Manitoba, and a 7-1 loss to Alberta, to slip to 1-3 at the end of Monday play. They take on BC in their only Tuesday game. Manitoba and Southern Ont. are now the only undefeated teams, while Alberta and Nova Scotia have only 1 loss, and BC has 2. Round robin play continues through Thursday, with the championship game set for Saturday afternoon.

Great time had by all at Advantage Comm. Little Rocks Jamboree

The Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree took place on Saturday at the Montague Curling Club, with 35 young curlers taking part.

(Photo) Participants and helpers of the 2017 Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree held in Montague on Saturday.

The winners of the event were “Larry’s Leprechauns”: Sydney Carver, Michaela MacLean, and Victoria McDonald, shown with helper Veronica Smith (right)

2nd Place: Team N. Shaw, Nate Peric, Sean Peric, and Nate Shaw with helper Sabrina Smith on the right.

3rd Place: “The Pirates” – Keegan Warnell, Logan Proud, Madalyn Easter, and Kenna Warnell with helper Chase MacMillan on the left

Jacob Dalton (left), winner of the draw to the button contest (27.94 cm), with helper Chase MacMillan.

The team names were decided on by the teams prior to their first game. During the day the participants played 3 – 3 ends games on ice, one game of FloorCurling, a skills activity, played Wii, played some board games, competed in a draw to the button, and had snacks and lunch. It ran from 10am-4pm.

 

Upcoming sessions, etc., from Sport PEI

Sport PEI’s  women’s only CAAWS event is coming up on April 5th Click here to register and to find more information https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5165863

Info on Colin Moore Concussions 101 session http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/Behind-the-Scenes-101/no/2

Reminder that the Deadline for NCCP Planning a Practice is tomorrow March 28.

https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5146676

 

Other upcoming NCCP sessions: – http://www.coachingpei.ca/nccp-training.html

Performance Planning May 5 & 6
Managing Conflict May 10
FMS/ High 5 Training May 13
Design a Sport Program May 16
Developing Athletic Abilities May 19 & 20
Prevention and Recovery May 21

Leading Drug Free May 23

Advanced Practice Planning May 27

Making Ethical Decisions June 1
Psychology of Performance June 13 & 20

Future Elites April 28, 2017

Attention, top athletes. Deadline for Future Elites is April 3rd.  Mark Arendz will Skype guest for the event.

Click for more details http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/Future-Elites-Registration/no/1

She Leads April 29, 2017

Calling all females who work in sport.

Six great female leaders, Judy Hale, Sandi Lowther, Cheryl Tanton, Edie Rogers, Heather Howatt and Ann Dodge will be speaking.

Check it out http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/She-Leads—April-29/no/2

RBC Training Grounds

Set to be on PEI April 30, 2017

A great opportunity to try out in your own province at no cost.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#register

Sport PEI AGM

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Reminder each sport is required to have a member at the meeting. An expo will take place before and after the AGM with Sport PEI partners

Sport PEI Scholarships

Sport PEI are awarding 4 – $1000 scholarships in May

http://sportpei.pe.ca/scholarships

Any questions please contact Lynn Boudreau (902)368-6253 or email lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca

 

Nova Scotia rinks winner/runner-up at Canadian Stick Ch’ship

The 2017 Canadian Stick Curling Championship was held last week in New Glasgow NS. There were 44 teams from 6 provinces competing in the triple knockout event with 8 of them being from PEI. Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from the Montague had the best result among the PEI teams, with a 6-3 record — coming within one win of qualifying for the playoffs. Floyd was just back on the ice for a few days prior to the event after having a knee replacement last fall.
 
Other competing PEI teams and their records were: Walter Callaghan and Roger Gavin (Alberton) 5-3, Sterling Stratton and Barry Craswell (Cornwall) 5-3, Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert (Cornwall) 4-3, Roddie MacLean and John Dunsford (Cornwall) 3-3, Vince Fisher and Ernie Stavert (Cornwall) 3-3, Myrna Craswell and Elaine Hughes (Cornwall) 2-3, Bazil and Sterling Higginbotham (Montague) 2-3. The event was won by Jim Russell and Milt Larson from Halifax when they defeated Dave MacDougal and Paul Doucet from Yarmouth in an all NS final. There was no women’s division in the event this year. Clarke/ Stavert finished with the best record of all the women’s teams competing.
The 2018 Championship will be held in St. Albert Alberta during the first week of April. There is a strong possibility that the 2019 event will be held in PEI.

PEI (Crossroads FD) win their Cdn. Firefighters’ opener

All 10 teams saw action in the Saturday opening draw of the 58th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship at the Dixie Curling Club in Mississauga Ont. PEI, out of the Crossroads Fire Department and skipped by Jerry Hughes, was the only Maritime team to pick up a win – beating Northern Ontario 9-2. Other draw one winners were Alberta, beating NB  9-3, Southern Ont. – 7-4 over  NS, Sask. – 8-4 over BC, and Manitoba beating Quebec 7-1. Round-robin action continues through Thur., with draws at 9:30 and 2:30.

PEI faces NS  on Sunday morning and has a bye in the afternoon draw.

Live scoring is available at curlingresults.com/firefighters/2017

DeWolfe wins Fox “Tuff Spiel”

Donald DeWolfe, who curls out of the Silver Fox and Cornwall clubs, won this weekend’s One on One “Tuff Spiel”, sponsored by Wayne’s Auto Sales, at the Fox. Charlottetown’s Robbie Doherty was runner-up, while Mike Spencer won the Consolation division. The winner and runner-up would each have played 11 games in the event, which is why it’s called the “Tuff” spiel. 

Photo (L-R): Donald DeWolfe (winner), Sharon Lee Keough (representing sponsor Wayne’s Auto Sales), Robbie Doherty (runner-up), Sheila Compton (Silver Fox president).

Panthers capture bronze at 2017 USports Curling Nationals (UPEI)

It was a productive day for Atlantic teams on the men’s side as UPEI Panther’s Chris Gallant edged the Regina Cougars and skip Sam Wills 7-6 to win the bronze medal. Gallant’s crew of Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, Alex McFadyen and coach Larry Rathje scored the go-ahead deuce in the eighth followed up with a force in the ninth to lead by one coming home which is how it ended.

Photo (L-R): Gallant, Hollant, Rathje, Roche, MacFadyen

The Panthers began the week with a slow start after dropping their first two games, however, their luck would change as the Panthers finished round robin play going 4-1 and finishing with an overall record of 4-3. 

The Panthers would run into a tough Alberta team in the semi’s who was all business and the game was conceded after eight ends. 

This bronze marks the first time since 2010 when UPEI skipped by Brett Gallant (Chris’s brother) took home a silver medal at the then CIS National Championships

PEI teams finish out of playoff round at Canadian Seniors (Curling Canada)

The playoffs match-ups are set as the Championship Round wrapped up on Friday evening at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B.

Men’s

Leading the way on the men’s side is undefeated Terry Odishaw of the host province, who finished the round robin and championship round undefeated at 10-0. Odishaw cemented his top spot by scoring a 9-5 win over Quebec’s Robert Maclean in the final game of the championship round. Maclean finishes in third place with a 7-3 record.

Playoff-bound: New Brunswick skip Terry Odishaw watches the shot from the house during Championship Round action at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. (Orville Scott/Curling Canada photo)

Alberta’s Wade White and Ontario’s Howard Rajala squared off in the afternoon draw, with White stealing two ends on his way to a 7-6 win. Ontario finishes in fourth place with a 6-4 record, while Alberta takes over second place with a 7-3 record.

With the final standings set, Odishaw (NB) will take on Rajala (ON) in the 1 vs 4 game, while Wade White (AB) will face Maclean (QC) in the 2 vs 3 game.

Just out of playoff contention are Northern Ontario’s Robbie Gordon and Manitoba’s Murray Warren, both at 5-5, and Prince Edward Island’s Philip Gorveatt and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mark Noseworthy, who both finish the championship round at 3-7.

In the men’s Seeding Pool, Saskatchewan’s Darrell McKee and Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary finish on top with a 6-3 record, followed by British Columbia’s Craig Lepine (4-5), Yukon’s Pat Paslawski (3-6), Nunavut’s Ed Sattelberger (2-7) and Northwest Territories’ Mel Sittichinli (0-9).

Women’s

In the women’s championship round, the battle for playoff positions came down to the wire, with Alberta’s Cathy King finishing in first place after defeating Kathy Hicks of New Brunswick 6-2 in the final draw.

Second place belongs to Lynne Noble of British Columbia, who finished with a 5-2 record after defeating Terry Ursel of Manitoba 7-3 in the final game of the championship round.

Ontario’s Jo-Ann Rizzo moved up to third place after stealing a point in an extra end to defeat Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson, 5-4.

So the women’s match-ups are set: King (AB) meets Anderson (SK) in the 1 vs 4 game, and Noble (BC) will play Rizzo (ON) in the 2 vs 3 game.

Just out of playoff contention are Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall, Northern Ontario’s Peggy Taylor and Manitoba’s Ursel, all with 3-4 records, followed by Hicks, who finishes the championship pool winless at 0-7.

In the women’s Seeding Pool, Quebec’s Anne Hardy and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Diane Roberts finish at the top with 3-1 records, followed by Prince Edward Island’s Shelley Ebbett and Northwest Territories’ Debbie Moss at 2-2, and Yukon’s Darlene Gammel at 0-4.

Playoff games take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. EDT, with the medal games kicking off at 2 p.m. EDT.

Draw results for the 2017 Canadian Seniors will be available at www.curling.ca. For event information, visit http://www.curling.ca/2017seniors.

Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall keeps her eye on the line during action at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. (Orville Scott/Curling Canada photo)

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Leaders starting to emerge at Cdn. Seniors Ch’ships in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The standings are starting to take shape in both women’s and men’s pool play as the round robin continues at the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B.

British Columbia’s Lynne Noble remains the only undefeated team in the women’s round robin. Noble held on to defeat Prince Edward Island’s Shelley Ebbett 8-7 on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day, she won a close 4-3 contest over local favourite New Brunswick’s Kathy Hicks.

Ontario’s Jo-Ann Rizzo is close behind with a 4-1 record, followed by Mary Mattatall and her Nova Scotia foursome.

In Women’s Pool B, Manitoba’s Terry Ursel leads the pack with a 5-1 record, followed closely by Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson and Northern Ontario’s Peggy Taylor, both with 4-2 records.

In Men’s action, Quebec’s Robert Maclean moved up in Pool A, taking over top spot after defeating Ontario’s Howard Rajala 5-2 and PEI’s Phil Gorveatt 6-3 on Wednesday.

Yukon’s Pat Paslawski started the day still looking for his first win, and he found two – first holding Prince Edward Island’s Philip Gorveatt off the scoreboard and stealing five straight points in a 7-0 victory, and following that up with a 4-2 win over Nunavut’s Ed Sattleberger in the afternoon draw.

Prince Edward Island second Mike Dillon with sweepers third Kevin Champion and lead Mark Butler (Orville Scott/Curling Canada photo)

Sattleberger also notched his first win of the round robin, stealing a point in the seventh on the way to a 7-4 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mark Noseworthy.

In Men’s Pool B, New Brunswick’s Terry Odishaw continues to lead with a 6-0 record. A logjam of teams follows right behind him with 3-3 records – Northern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Northwest Territories’ Mel Sittichinli is still looking for his first win.

The round robin continues on Thursday with draws at 8 a.m, 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., all times EDT.

Draw results for the 2017 Canadian Seniors will be available at www.curling.ca. For event information, visit http://www.curling.ca/2017seniors.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Team UPEI wins Bronze at Univ. Ch’ships, Memorial takes men’s gold

At the U SPORTS/Curling Canada University Championships in Thunder Bay, Alberta’s Thomas Scoffin carried their momentum from Tuesday night’s win into today’s game against, once again, UPEI. The Golden Bears had a convincing 9-2 decision over Chris Gallant, but lost the Gold medal game 8-4 to the Memorial Sea-Hawks, skipped by Adam Boland. UPEI played Regina for the Bronze, winning 7-6. 

Team UPEI, Bronze Medal Winners (L-R): Alex MacFadyen, Brooks Roche, Kyle Holland, Chris Gallant (skip)

 In the women’s event, Laurentian beat Lakehead  7-4 in the Gold medal game while University of Alberta beat Dalhousie 9-2 to take the Bronze.

 

 

UPEI men make the playoffs at Canadian University Curling Championships

The UPEI Panthers men’s curling team, skipped by Chris Gallant, with other members Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, and Alex MacFadyen, finished round robin play with a 4-3 win-loss record at the USport Canadian Curling Championship in Thunder Bay ON, and have advanced to the playoff round, with two games on Wednesday, at 10 am against the University of Alberta, and the gold or bronze medal game at 3 pm. Memorial and Regina are in the other 10 am playoff match.
Championship website (complete results): http://en.usports.ca/championships/curling/index
 
Chris Gallant 

Joyce Myers Trust Fund Applications for Scholarship, Capital Acquisition, Program Initiative Due May 15

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created a Scholarship Fund as a means to assist our talented full-time student athletes in Atlantic Canada. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.  Three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to each of the four Atlantic provinces to the successful applicants.  The total amount awarded will be $6,000.

Joyce Myers Scholarship Application-2017 (Click to download application in Word format)

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created the Capital Acquisition Grant as a means to assist member curling centres within Atlantic Canada with capital projects.  Four grants of $1,500 each will be awarded to each of the four Atlantic provinces to the successful curling centres.  The total amount awarded will be $6,000.

Joyce Myers Capital Works Grant Application-2017 (Click to download application in Word format)

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created the Program Initiative Grant as a means to assist provincial associations within Atlantic Canada with a program initiative looking to grow the sport of curling in their province.  Four grants of $500 each will be awarded to the Atlantic provincial associations upon the submission of an approved project.  The total amount awarded will be $2,000.  Each provincial association is eligible to submit one program initiative requesting a grant of $500.

Joyce Myers Program Initiative Grant Application -2017 (Click to download application in Word format)

All 3 applications are attached.  Please note the deadline for all applications is May 15, 2017.

Please note, all applications are to be submitted to:  joycemyerstrustfund@gmail.com

PEI’s Peter Gallant hopes to lead South Korean women curlers to Olympics (CBC PEI)

He’s played in nine Briers and done some coaching in the past — now Peter Gallant of P.E.I. is the national coach for Team South Korea at the world women’s curling championship, and eyeing the Olympics.  “With the Olympics coming up in … Continue reading

Hope rinks win Maritime Masters

The Charlottetown and Cornwall rink skipped by Bill Hope, and the Cornwall Curling Club team skipped by Bill’s wife Sandy, have won the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, which wrapped up this weekend at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community … Continue reading

Last rock decides Wendy’s U16 Development League at Cornwall

The Wendy’s U16 Junior Development League wrapped up this Saturday, March 18 2017. Congratulations to all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and staff for making the 2nd season another success.  Congratulations to the top five teams who received gift certificates from Wendy’s … Continue reading

Clarke/Stavert win another Maritime Stick Women’s Curling title

The 2017 Maritime Stick Curling Championship was held at Curl Moncton this week from Tuesday to Thursday. Each province is represented by 4 open teams and 2 women’s teams. The PEI representatives in Open Division were Walter Callaghan and John … Continue reading

Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Ch’ships begin Monday in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships begin Monday, March 20 at Fredericton, N.B. Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., will play host to the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors, beginning Monday. (Photo, Mallory Donahue) It’s the first … Continue reading

Curling Panthers head to 2017 National Championships today (UPEI)

By Marshall Mayne The University of Prince Edward Island is heading to the USports Curling Canada University Championships today. This year’s tournament will run from March 18-22 at the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Photo (L-R): MacFadyen, … Continue reading

Maritime Masters underway in Summerside (Draw/Sched.)

The Maritime Masters Curling Championship got underway on Thursday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Here is the event schedule: Here’s PEI’s Bill Hope rink in the opening draw (they won). (Craig Mackie photo)   … Continue reading

Crapaud’s Julie Mutch rink wins PEI Travelers Women’s Title

The Crapaud Community Curling Club entry, skipped by Julie Mutch, beat Susan Dowling-Shaw  and her team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex by a 6-3 score this morning at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton to win the PEI Travelers … Continue reading

‘I cried here half the morning’: PEI Gallant family elated after NL Brier win (CBC PEI)

Charlottetown native Brett Gallant first Islander to win Brier (By Steve Bruce, CBC News) A day after watching his son Brett sweep the final rock that propelled Newfoundland and Labrador to victory in the Brier championship, Peter Gallant is still overcome with emotion. “I’m still … Continue reading

Ch’town rink forces deciding game in PEI Travelers Women’s Division

The Charlottetown Curling Complex women’s team skipped by Susan Dowling-Shaw got off to a slow start at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Charlottetown, losing their first three games, but rebounded with five … Continue reading

Leo Stewart rink from Silver Fox wins PEI Travelers Men’s section, Crapaud vs Ch’town for women’s title

The men’s division of the PEI Travelers Curling Championship, being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton has been decided, with the Summerside Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex team of Leo Stewart (skip), Barry Cameron (3rd), … Continue reading

Newfoundland/Labrador, with PEI native Gallant, wins Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

Brad Gushue’s life-long pursuit has finally ended. The 36-year-old St. John’s native and his Newfoundland/Labrador teammates beat Kevin Koe and Team Canada 7-6 Sunday to win his first Tim Horton Brier title before a sellout audience of 6,471 screaming fans … Continue reading

“What a time!” – Larry Richards completes icemaking duties at the Brier

PEI icemaker Larry Richards reports that he had a great two weeks at the Brier. He even got a picture with winning team Gushue and the Brier trophy, and another with PEI native and Team Gushue second Brett Gallant. He … Continue reading

Brett Gallant, on NL’s Team Gushue, becomes 1st PEI native to win the Brier (The Canadian Press in The Guardian)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador defeated Canada’s Kevin Koe 7-6 on Sunday night to win the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time.   Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff … Continue reading

Men’s Semis set at the PEI Travelers, Crapaud goes undefeated and advances to women’s ch’ship game(s)

Round robin play concluded Sunday evening at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. On the men’s side, four curling clubs – the Silver Fox (Summerside), Western Community (Alberton), Charlottetown, and … Continue reading

Wendy’s U16 Development League wraps up on Saturday

Teams competing in the Wendy’s Under 16 Saturday morning Junior Development League at the Cornwall Curling Club have had a great season, with a number of podium finishes against their peers  in the Under 13 and Under 16 championships and … Continue reading

Clara Jack rink steals final end to win KFC U13 Ch’ship

The Clara Jack rink from the Cornwall Curling Club were trailing the undefeated Cruz Pineau team from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex 5-2 after 4 ends of the six-end KFC Provincial Under 13 Open (any combination … Continue reading

Pineau and Jack rinks advance to 2:30 KFC Under 13 final

Two experienced teams have made it to the 2:30 pm final of the KFC Provincial Under 13 Open (any combination of boys and/or girls) Curling Championship. The Cruz Pineau rink from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex … Continue reading

Final day of round robin action at the PEI Travelers

Round robin play wraps up Sunday with women’s draws at 9 am and 4 pm, and men’s games at 12:30 and 7:30 pm in the PEI  Travelers Curling Club Championships at the three-sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Cornwall (Paul … Continue reading

Semi-final round set at KFC Under 13 Ch’ships

The 11 am Sunday semi-final round has been determined at the KFC Under 13 Open (any combinations of girls and/or boys) Championship being played at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, with the Cruz Pineau rink … Continue reading

PEI Travelers Saturday 7:30 pm men’s draw delayed – should start around 8 pm

The 7:30 pm Saturday men’s draw at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton has been delayed due to ice plant issues. The issue was fixed within minutes when the repair person arrived, … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant, back into Tim Hortons Brier Final (Curling Canada)

ST. JOHN’S — Brad Gushue’s Brier dream is still alive. The Newfoundland/Labrador skip, playing on home ice in his hometown, and shooting almost perfect himself, led his team to a methodical 7-5 win over Mike McEwen of Manitoba (Winnipeg) in … Continue reading

Day one over at KFC U13, Travelers Ch’ships

The first day of play has wrapped up at the final PEI curling championships of the season — the KFC Under 13 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, and the Travelers Curling Club Championships at … Continue reading

Volunteer now for the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside in November #rd2roarsside

The road for Canada’s bid to become the first country to repeat as men’s and women’s Olympic curling gold-medallists will go through Summerside PEI, when the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials takes place Nov. 6-13 at Credit Union Place (CUP). … Continue reading

Cathy “O” joins Chelsea Carey team, who have a spot in Summerside Pre-Trials (Cdn. Press)

CALGARY – Veteran curler Cathy Overton-Clapham has joined Chelsea Carey’s curling team. Carey announced the move Wednesday on her team’s Twitter account and said Overton-Clapham will compete with them in 2017-18. Manitoba skip Cathy Overton-Clapham smiles after making a shot against … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, books spot in Brier Page Playoff 1 vs. 2 game (TSN)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (The Canadian Press) — The pre-tournament favourites are playing like contenders this week at the Tim Hortons Brier. Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue directs the sweep against Ontario at the Brier on Thursday.  (ANDREW VAUGHAN / THE … Continue reading

PEI Ch’ship curling season wraps up this weekend with KFC U13, Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship

Play gets underway this morning, for PEI curling’s final championship weekend for the 2016-2017 season, with the KFC Under 13 taking place at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, and the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships taking place … Continue reading

Casey drops to .500 at Brier: Jacobs scores three-point victory in morning draw (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S – Adam Casey’s Saskatchewan rink fell to .500 at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier on Thursday morning.   Adam Casey in action at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, N.L. ©Chuck Grady/Special to TC Media Northern … Continue reading

Casey beats N.S. at Brier, taking 5-3 record into afternoon game vs Team Canada (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S – The Adam Casey rink took an early lead and never trailed in its round-robin game at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier on Wednesday morning. Adam Casey is skipping the Saskatchewan representative at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier … Continue reading

Silver Fox hosting annual 1 on 1 “Tuff Spiel”

The annual One on One “Tuff Spiel” takes place Friday evening March 24 and continues on Saturday March 25th at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. It’s open to everyone. Double Knockout format – entry fee is $10 … Continue reading

Photos of Larry at the Brier, by Anil Mungal

Curling Canada event photographer Anil Mungal took these incredible pictures of PEI icemaker Larry Richards pebbling the ice at the Brier in St. John’s. … Continue reading

Montague icemaker Richards enjoying time working at Brier (Guardian)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Few people have been in the Tim Hortons Brier 2017 spotlight more than Larry Richards since the event opened here Saturday.  Larry Richards, right, is part of the ice crew at the Tim Hortons Brier in … Continue reading

Final Curling 101 sessions of the season March 18 and 19 in O’Leary, Alberton

Recently your child in western PEI took part in the Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings in-school curling program. As a follow-up, the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton have graciously offered FREE … Continue reading

Curlers under 13 invited to participate in the Advantage Comm. Little Rock Jamboree

Curl PEI is hosting a Little Rock Jamboree on March 25 at the Montague Curling Club. Register by March 17 by emailing aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca. We are pleased to welcome Advantage Communications as the sponsor for the Jamboree. PEI’s Little Rock Jamboree is … Continue reading

Free Funspiel for People with Disabilities

ParaSport and Recreation PEI is partnering with Spinal Cord Injury PEI to host a Curling Funspiel for people with physical disabilities on Saturday, March 25th from 1-5 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome! Absolutely no experience is necessary! This … Continue reading

Inaugural “She Leads” event

Calling all female coaches! Would you like to connect with other females who coach, work or volunteer in the sport world and have vast knowledge on different subjects! Well here is your chance!  At our inaugural “She Leads” event, the … Continue reading

PEI Travelers Curling Club Ch’ships start Friday in Alberton

 The PEI curling championship season wraps up this weekend, with the KFC Under 13 in Summerside, and the Travelers in Alberton.   The PEI Travelers Curling Club Championships, for men’s and women’s teams who have won their club playdowns, will take … Continue reading

Casey rink drops two games Monday at the Brier (TC Media)

ST. JOHN’S – It was a tough day for Adam Casey’s Saskatchewan rink at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier on Monday.   Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey is skipping the Saskatchewan representative at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in … Continue reading

Dennis Watts beats Tyler MacKenzie to win PEI Mixed Curling Ch’ship (Team picture added)

The Dennis Watts rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton beat Charlottetown’s Tyler MacKenzie team 7-4 on Monday evening at the Cornwall Curling Club to win the PEI Mixed (Fours) Curling Championship and … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut, Katie Shaw rinks win PEI U16 (updated with team pictures)

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut rink won their final game in the three-team double round robin boy’s division, Sunday afternoon at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, beating the Cruz Pineau foursome from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in … Continue reading

KFC Provincial Under 13 Curling Ch’ships start Friday in Summerside

Click for Live Results Silver Fox to host 2017 KFC Under 13 The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside is the host for the 2017 KFC Provincial Under 13 Open Curling Championship, from March 10-12. The “Open” … Continue reading

Sportsmanship and coaching awards handed out at U16

The closing ceremonies at the Provincial Under 16 curling championships on Sunday evening included the presentation of the Coaching Award, as voted on by all the coaches, and the Sportsmanship Awards, as voted on by the players. The coaching award … Continue reading

Saskatchewan a perfect fit for PEI curler Adam Casey (Globe and Mail)

Adam Casey has enjoyed a rather nomadic Tim Hortons Brier experience since making his debut at the national men’s curling championship five years ago. Saskatchewan skip Adam Casey watches a rock at the Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s on … Continue reading

PEI Mixed Championship Round Set

The three separate section winners from the 9 team modified triple knockout draw have been decided, and now advance to Monday’s championship round at the Provincial Mixed Curling Championships, being played at the Cornwall Curling Club. MacKenzie The “A” section … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut and Katie Shaw rinks win PEI Under 16 titles

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut rink won their final game in the three-team double round robin boy’s division, this afternoon at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, beating the Cruz Pineau foursome from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in … Continue reading

Adam Casey off to 2-1 start at the Brier (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S – Adam Casey bounced back in a big way on Sunday. Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey releases a shot at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, N.L. Casey is skipping the Saskatchewan representative. ©Chuck Grady/Special … Continue reading

Provincial Mixed and Under 16 Update

The provincial Mixed  continues today in Cornwall, while the Under 16 wraps up at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Photo: Tyler MacKenzie The Tyler MacKenzie rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex won the “A” final at the 9-team … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from PEI U16 Ch’ship Draws 2 and 3

Here’s a gallery of photos from Draws 2 and 3 (mostly warmup photos) at the Provincial Under 16 curling championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Click on a thumbnail to view, and use arrows or swipe touchscreen … Continue reading

Provincial Under 16 Curling Ch’ships start this morning in Alberton

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships, with boy’s and girl’s divisions for curlers under the age of 16 years, are scheduled for the three sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton from March 4-5. Three boys and six girl’s … Continue reading

Four teams still unbeaten at PEI Mixed – playing in “A” semis at 10 am Sat.

Two draws are in the books at the nine-team Provincial Mixed Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club, with four teams remaining unbeaten, and advancing to the 10 am Saturday “A” section semi-finals of the modified triple knockout event. These … Continue reading

P.E.I. eliminated from Brier contention (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Prince Edward Island will not be in the main Brier field for the first time since 1937.  Prince Edward Island skip Eddie MacKenzie delivers a rock as teammates Matthew Nabuurs(left) and Robbie Doherty sweep during 2017 … Continue reading

PEI will not be in the Brier this year

For the first time since the Brier began, there will be no Prince Edward Island team in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship. Team PEI (1-2) were eliminated from the pre-qualifiers this afternoon after losing 10-1 to Nova Scotia (3-0). The … Continue reading

PEI Mixed: Draw One photo gallery

Here’s a gallery of photos from the opening draw of the Provincial Mixed Curling Championship, this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe left/right to go ahead/back. … Continue reading

Team PEI facing must-win game this afternoon against Nova Scotia at Brier qualifier (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Team P.E.I. knew what was on the line Friday morning at the Tim Hortons Brier qualifying tournament in St. John’s, N.L.   Prince Edward Island Matthew Nabuurs(left) and Sean Ledgerwood sweep during 2017 Brier pre-qualifying play … Continue reading

PEI loses Brier pre-qualifier game to Yukon

Team Yukon defeated PEI’s Eddie MacKenzie rink 12-7 in Brier pre-qualifier play this morning. Nova Scotia won a lop-sided 17-4 game against Nunavut and leads the standings at 2-0, with the Yukon and PEI at 1-1, and Nunavut at 0-2. PEI … Continue reading

PEI Mixed Curling Ch’ship starts today in Cornwall

Cornwall to host 2017 PEI Mixed (Fours)  The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the 2017 PEI Mixed curling championship from March 3-6, with nine teams competing in the original four player Mixed event. Defending champions are the team of Veronica … Continue reading

Island rink wins opener at Brier qualifier (Journal)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Prince Edward Island kicked off its bid to qualify for the main Tim Hortons Brier field with an 11-4 win Thursday over Nunavut’s Jim Nix in St. John’s, N.L.  Prince Edward Island Matthew Nabuurs(left) and Sean … Continue reading

Islanders represented at Tim Hortons Brier (CBC PEI)

Islanders are well represented at this year’s Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, including two curlers playing for other provinces.  In this photo are Team P.E.I. members Eddie MacKenzie (right), Matthew Nabuurs (left) and Robbie Doherty. (Emily Gray/Curl P.E.I.) “It’s a … Continue reading

PEI and Nova Scotia open Tim Hortons Brier pre-qualifying with easy wins (Curling Canada)

ST. JOHN’S — A pair of Maritime teams fighting for entry into the main draw of the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier rolled to easy victories Thursday in the opening pre-qualification draw. Nova Scotia skip Jamie Murphy, right, and vice-skip Jordan … Continue reading

Living the Dream – Larry at the Brier!

Here are a few photos of PEI icemaker Larry Richards helping get the ice in top form for the 6 pm pre-qualification game for the Brier in St. John’s, featuring Team PEI vs. Nunavut, and Nova Scotia vs the Yukon. Photo … Continue reading

Western Community Curling Club in Alberton hosting Glow Curling during March Break

GoWest PEI is excited to offer Glow Curling, for the first time, at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton during March break. It will be held Friday, March 24 from 7-9 pm. Cost is only $5 per person. There … Continue reading

Island rink begins Brier pre-qualifier round play this evening in St. John’s, N.L. (Journal)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – P.E.I.’s representatives at the Tim Hortons Brier face two challenges: one immediate and another one possibly looming.  The Eddie MacKenzie-skipped rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex will represent Prince Edward Island at the Tim Hortons Brier. From … Continue reading

Mardi Gras bonspiel to raise funds for Three Oaks STRIVE program (Journal)

Action begins at Silver Fox on Thursday   Brian McCarville, store manager at NAPA Provincial Auto Parts in Summerside, gets in some practice for this week’s Provincial Auto Parts/Summerside Rotary Mardi Gras funspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Funspiel … Continue reading

2017 Brier opens Sat. in St. John’s. PEI in Pre-Qualifying round starting Thurs. eve. (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best men’s curling teams will be rocking the Rock when the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier gets underway on Saturday at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. Photo, courtesy Mile One Centre The Canadian Men’s Curling Championship will be staged … Continue reading

PEI’s Adam Casey preps for Brier at Montague Curling Club (E. Graphic)

(by Kevin Curley) PEI’s Adam Casey was at the Montague Curling Club last weekend to throw a few rocks to get practiced up in preparation for the 2017 Brier in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on March 4. Mr. Casey is representing … Continue reading

Crapaud Community Curling Club meeting

The Crapaud Community Curling Club will be holding a meeting on Thursday March 16, 2017 at 7 pm at the curling club. This is to discuss where they are with the funding for plant repairs and to discuss other fundraising events … Continue reading

Sport PEI holding 2nd “She’s Good” event

Here is a great opportunity for our young female curlers: Sport PEI ready to host its second “She’s Good” event On April 7, Sport PEI will be hosting an all girl event called, She’s Good, at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition … Continue reading

Free Wheelchair and Blind Curling “Have-a-Go” Demos

On Monday, March 6th ParaSport and Recreation PEI are hosting a free Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Curling Demonstration at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside from 6:00-7:15pm. No experience is necessary! For more information, contact info@parasportpei.ca or call (902) 368-4540. … Continue reading

Upcoming Sport PEI sessions

Sport PEI has some great opportunities coming up for sport staff, administrators, and coaches. Sport PEI is hosting six sessions to help sport development for volunteers and administrators.   Each session has a cost of only $20 but you must pre-register. … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarships – entry deadline May 17

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  In 2017, Sport PEI will grant three scholarships of $1000.00 each to Island student athletes.  These scholarships are made possible with support from Sport … Continue reading

Provincial Under 16 Ch’ships go Saturday and Sunday in Alberton

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships, with boy’s and girl’s divisions for curlers under the age of 16 years, are scheduled for the three sheet Western Community Curling Club in Alberton from March 4-5. Three boys and six girl’s … Continue reading

Donald DeWolfe rink edges Mitchell Schut team to win PEI Under 18 Boy’s ch’ship

Donald DeWolfe and his Cornwall, Silver Fox, and Western Community team had two opportunities today to win the PEI Under 18 Boy’s Championship, and managed to do it on the first try, edging the Mitchell Schut rink from Cornwall 4-3 … Continue reading

Photo gallery from 2017 PEI U18 Ch’ships Boy’s Final and closing ceremonies

Here is a gallery of photos from the boy’s final and the closing ceremonies of the 2017 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, won by the Donald DeWolfe rink over the Mitchell Schut foursome by a 4-3 … Continue reading

PEI Mixed (fours) Curling Ch’ships start Friday in Cornwall

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the 2017 PEI Mixed curling championship from March 3-6, with nine teams competing in the original four player Mixed event. Defending champions are the team of Veronica Smith, Tyler Smith, Sabrina Smith, and Dylan … Continue reading

Ontario claims Scotties Gold (Curling Canada)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Ontario’s Rachel Homan is back on top of Canadian women’s curling, but it was far from easy. Moments after her 7-6, extra-end win, Homan said it was the toughest game of her career. Homan made a … Continue reading

Under 18 Awards presentations (Coaching, Sportsmanship)

Following the closing ceremony for the girl’s portion of the Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships on Sunday afternoon, the awards for the combined boy’s and girl’s event were handed out for Coaching, as voted on by their coaching peers at the … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from U18 Girl’s Final Game, Boy’s C final, girl’s closing ceremonies, awards

Here is a photo gallery from the Under 18 provincials at Charlottetown of the final girl’s game (C Final) between the Lauren Lenentine and Rachel MacLean rinks, along with the boy’s C final between the Parker MacFadyen and Donald DeWolfe … Continue reading

Lenentine rink goes undefeated to repeat as U18 Girl’s champs, it’s DeWolfe vs Mitchell Schut for boy’s title

The Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated, sweeping all three section finals, all against clubmate Rachel MacLean, to win the girl’s division of the Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships this afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, … Continue reading

There could be six Islanders in the Brier field (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – With the Tim Hortons Brier just a few days away, Island curling fans will reflect on an age old question: will P.E.I. ever win the Brier?   The Eddie MacKenzie-skipped rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex will represent … Continue reading

Lenentine one win away from U18 repeat, DeWolfe vs MacFadyen in boy’s “C” qualifier

The defending provincial and Atlantic champion Lauren Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club remains undefeated at the provincial Under 18 Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, and could repeat as provincial champs as early as this afternoon. They … Continue reading

Ont. to clash with Man. for Scotties gold (Curling Canada)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Manitoba’s Michelle Englot and Ontario’s Rachel Homan will play Sunday for the third time in four days. This time the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship will be on the line. Homan and her Ottawa crew of … Continue reading

Lenentine and DeWolfe win “B” sections at PEI Under18 Ch’ships

Day Two is over at the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with the “B” section winners of the boy’s and  girl’s modified triple knockout draws determined. Photo (L-R): Tati Kelly, Kristie Rogers, Lauren Lenentine, Rachel … Continue reading

Nine teams entered in Under 13 Open Curling Ch’ships at the Silver Fox

The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside is the host for the 2017 KFC Under 13 Open Championship, from March 10-12. The “Open” format means that any combination of girls and/or boys may be on a team. Nine … Continue reading

Playoff pairing set at the Scotties. PEI ends with a win (Curling Canada)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — It’s a final four that will feature no shortage of compelling Page playoff matchups at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.   Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville rolled to a 10-6 win over Kerry Galusha of the … Continue reading