Doris Bernice “Bernie” Cook, who played third stone on the 1963 PEI women’s championship team skipped by Fern Seel, with second stone Kay Hoare and lead Elsie Farquhar, passed away on December 10 in Edmonton AB at the age of 94.
She was predeceased by her husband Murray, sister Doreen and Brother Lyall. She resided in St. Albert the later part of her life but spent time across Canada as an air force wife.
She was an avid curler and represented P.E.I. in the Diamond “D” Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in 1963. Upon moving to St. Albert she was a member of the St. Albert Curling Club for many years. She was in the Alberta Seniors Provincial championship in 1979 and won many bonspiels. She also belonged to the Sturgeon Valley Golf Club where she was club champion in 1975 and won the senior championship in 1979.
Registration for the Future Scotties and Future Tankard is now open on a first-come, first-served basis, with space limited to five junior women’s and five junior men’s teams. The event, for junior curlers who may one day participate in the Tankard or Scotties provincial men’s and women’s championships, is a bit different from past years. It will match one junior team with one team playing in the combined men’s and women’s championship (January 3-7 in Cornwall) for the on-ice opening ceremonies, as well as the banquet on January 3rd, but, instead of playing games, the Future teams will participate in two camp-style days organized by Adam Casey at the Charlottetown Curling Club on Jan. 6 & 7. Coaches are encouraged to attend the camp days with their team. The fee for this event is $100 for a team of four with a coach (additional players are $20).
(by Devin Heroux) He wouldn’t quite describe it this way, but you might say Jeff Stoughton has become a curling Cupid.
A three-time winner of the Brier and a two-time world champion, Jeff Stoughton is now leading Canada’s mixed doubles program. (Andrew Vaughn/Canadian Press)
As part of his duties in leading Canada’s mixed doubles program into the Winter Olympics, the three-time Brier and two-time world champion has been busy facilitating some last-minute match making.
The tournament to determine which pairing will represent Canada when this quirky version of curling makes its Olympic debut in South Korea in February begins on Jan. 2 in Portage la Prairie, Man. (Every draw will be live streamed on CBCSports.ca.)
Stoughton confirmed to CBC Sports that the following 18 teams will compete:
Jennifer Jones & Mark Nichols
Val Sweeting & Brad Gushue
Dawn McEwen & Mike McEwen
Kaitlyn Lawes & John Morris
Chelsea Carey & Colin Hodgson
Jill Officer & Reid Carruthers
Sherry Middaugh & John Epping
Dana Ferguson & Brendan Bottcher
Shannon Birchard & Jason Gunnlaugson
Jocelyn Peterman & Brett Gallant
Kalynn Park & Charley Thomas
Laura Crocker & Geoff Walker
Nancy Martin & Catlin Schneider
Marliese Kasner & Dustin Kalthoff
Kim Tuck & Wayne Tuck
Emilie Desjardins & Robert Desjardins
Nicole Westlund Stewart & Tyler Stewart
Sherry Just & Tyrel Griffith
“It’s been a little bit of hit and a little bit of miss along the way, trying to figure out what the best process would be,” Stoughton says of organizing the Olympic qualifier. “We went with more teams in the trials [rather] than less to have more opportunity. I think it’s shaping up to be a darn good event.”
Join us at the Montague Curling Club for six weeks of adult curling lessons beginning Wednesday, January 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tammy Dewar will be leading the lessons along with a team of volunteers. This is a great opportunity to finally hit the ice and learn the game! Cost of lessons will be $90 for non-members or free to those who purchase a membership. Come on out and have a great time meeting new folks and learning the game!
P.E.I.’s Tyler Smith will play with New Brunswick at the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships Jan. 13-21 in Shawinigan, Que.
The Liam Marin rink from Saint John, which includes Smith at third, earned their berth by winning the U21 provincial championships Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 in Moncton. The team finished with a 5-1 record.
Tyler Smith in action with Team N.B. at the 2017 provincials. Curl Moncton photo – Submitted
Last season, Smith, who is currently attending school in N.B., skipped the P.E.I. junior men’s team at the nationals. The 19-year-old from the Hunter River area has been to three national championships with team P.E.I. in the past.
Curling Canada allows a player to play for another province or territory if they are in school or living there. Smith is living in N.B. as he completes a Class 1 trucking program.
One difference he’ll face in his fourth trip to the national juniors is his position as third on the team. Smith has been a skip his entire curling career.
“It was kind of weird at the start of the year because I wasn’t used to it. But we’ve played a lot of games, like 40. After you get a couple weeks into the season and play a few tournaments it starts to feel normal. But it was definitely different for the first couple weeks not being in the house all the time, calling the shots,” said Smith.
“It’s going to look weird in my closet when I have a bunch of green-and-white jackets and one black-and-yellow one. But it’s a good story,” said Smith.
This is a final reminder that the entry deadline for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, and the Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (today). Entries must be made online at peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/
Entry fee is $190 per team, plus $42 per player Curling Canada Competitor Fee.
The provincial Scotties and Tankard both take place January 3-9, 2018 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Defending champs are the Robyn MacPhee and Eddie MacKenzie rinks. Winning teams advance to the 2018 national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Jan. 27 – Feb. 4, 2018 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, B.C., or the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, Mar. 3-11, 2018, at Brandt Centre in Regina, Sask.
For a curling team to be successful, all four players need to be playing in unison. But ultimately the winning and losing of points comes down to the final two stones thrown by the skip.
And few in Canadian curling have done it as well as Colleen Jones.
Colleen Jones was voted No. 2 in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame’s Top 15 poll recognizing the province’s all-time greatest athletes. (TIM KROCHAK / File)
Jones has skipped teams to 21 appearances at the Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship.
Her teams have won six of those national championships. Her first Canadian title came in 1982, at the age of 22, with her Mayflower team of Kay Smith, Monica Jones and Barbara Jones-Gordon.
It took 17 years to get the next championship. After that, the Nova Scotia team seemed unstoppable.
Starting in 1999 the Jones team of Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye (Arsenault) and Nancy Delahunt, went on to win five of the next six Hearts championships, including an unprecedented four in a row from 2001-2004.
During the historic run the Jones’ foursome also won world championships in 2001 and 2004, capturing silver in 2003.
For her excellence on the ice, Jones was voted No. 2 in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame’s Top 15 poll recognizing the province’s all-time greatest athletes. The No. 1 athlete in the history of the province will be unveiled on Monday, Dec. 18.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
To all our friends, family and fellow curlers- we are in the final few days of our Food Drive. We challenge all of you to help us “Fill the Ford” as we give back this Season to those in need.
THREE convenient drop off locations:
1) Cornwall Curling Club
2) Fair Isle Ford in Charlottetown
3) O’Connor Glass in Charlottetown
On Saturday, December 16 we will be at the Cornwall Curling Club (9-10:30 am) and Fair Isle Ford (11 am – 12 noon) in Charlottetown to personally collect your donations. We are also accepting monetary donations!
CBC PEI has confirmed that PEI’s Brett Gallant, from Team Gushue, and Alberta’s Jocelyn Peterman, from Team Carey, have accepted their Curling Canada invitation to the 2018 Canad Inn Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, January 2-7 in Portage La Prairie MB, with the winning duo advancing to the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Mixed Doubles is, for the first time, a medal sport. The Olympic mixed doubles competition will get underway on the Thursday prior to the Opening Ceremonies in Pyeongchang.
Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant show off their gold medals after the presentation to the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles champions at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Sask. (Curling Canada/Darlene Danyliw photo)
A new agreement with Canada’s Olympic Network will see CBC Sports not only televise the closing weekend of the 2018 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, it will provide extensive streaming coverage of the round-robin games leading into the weekend playoffs, both for the 2018 and 2022 Trials. In addition, Radio-Canada will offer live-streaming coverage of the closing weekend of the 2018 Trials.
The Trials will feature 18 teams, split into two pools of nine, and eight teams will move into a modified double-knockout playoff.
Teams qualified for Portage la Prairie by virtue of their results at the past two Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships as well as their standing on the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings.
Six junior women’s teams, and four junior men’s rinks, from four PEI curling clubs, have signed up for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, scheduled for December 27-31 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The winning teams will advance to the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, January 13-21 in Shawinigan Quebec.
Defending PEI junior women’s champ Lauren Lenentine is back his year, while there will be a new junior men’s champ, as last year’s winning skip Tyler Smith will be representing New Brunswick at the nationals, on the Liam Marin rink from Saint John, and his third from last year, Brooks Roche, is competing on the Ryan Abraham rink in the Nova Scotia junior championships, also from Dec. 27-31.
PEI curling clubs are opening their doors Dec. 16/17 to offer a FREE on-ice “Introduction to Curling” session for both children and their parents/guardians. Register today!
A few things to bring with you the day of the event:
1. A clean pair of running shoes to wear on the ice.
2. A warm sweater or light jacket plus gloves or mitts.
3. A helmet designed for ice sports for all family members
going on the ice
Register for the Curling 101 nearest you!
Please call or email to let us know how many are in your party and
which time works best for you and we’ll confirm your registration.
FREE CURLING 101 SESSIONS:
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
@ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: Cornwall Curling Club
29 Cornwall Rd.,
For more information and to register*
or call 902-566-4427
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm, 2:30pm or 4pm
Where: Charlottetown Curling Club
241 Euston Street,
For more information and to register*
email or call Mitch O’Shea at email@example.com or 902-370-2875
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm or 2:30pm
Where: Maple Leaf Curling Club
426 Main Street,
For more information and to register*
email John Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm or 2:30pm
Where: Montague Curling Club
23 Central St.,
For more information and to register* email email@example.com
or call 902-838-2513
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
110 Water St.,
For more information and to register*
email or call Dominique Hughes
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1:30pm or 3pm
Where: Western Community
526 Main St., Alberton, PE
For more information and to register*
email or call Roger Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-853-6210
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 2pm or 3pm
Where: Crapaud Community Curling Club, 20573 Trans Canada Highway, Crapaud, PE
For more information and to register* email or call Susan Hubley
at email@example.com or 902-598-8800
This is a reminder that the entry deadline for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, and the Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Entries must be made online at peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/
Entry fee is $190 per team, plus $42 per player Curling Canada Competitor Fee.
The provincial Scotties and Tankard both take place January 3-9, 2018 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Winning teams advance to the 2018 national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Jan. 27 – Feb. 4, 2018 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, B.C., or the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, Mar. 3-11, 2018, at Brandt Centre in Regina, Sask.
OTTAWA – With his life’s dream of representing Canada on the line with one shot, Kevin Koe delivered in dramatic fashion.
Koe, along with third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing, lead Ben Hebert and coach John Dunn, earned the right to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February by edging Mike McEwen’s Winnipeg team 6-5 in the men’s final of the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings.
McEwen made the decisive delivery as difficult as possible with two rocks on the side of the four-foot behind cover. Four years of toil, tears and tons of ice time came down to this one shot of the tens of thousands the 42-year-old, two-time world and three-time Tim Hortons Brier champion has taken over the years.
It looked good when it left his hand, but then all of a sudden sweepers Hebert and Laing realized they had to lean hard on their brooms to drag it toward the button. Kennedy rushed out from the house to give them help. When it stopped they knew they were going to the Olympics. The normally reserved Koe jumped for joy while the others fist pumped. It was a team shot that earned them a shot at Olympic gold.
“It’s unbelievable. What a game. We beat a great team. It come down to last shot, I’m glad we had last rock. I honestly wasn’t sure it was going to make it, but what sweeping by the boys,” said Koe. “I felt pretty comfortable with draw weight, but really what I’m trying not to do is overthrow it, and give them a chance to sweep it. Never be heavy and take them out of it. I actually like it when I let it go. I think they did, too.
“But it looked like it started coming down a little earlier. I looked up at Marc to see the look on his face and he came out to help sweeping. I’m just so happy for the team.
“You plan for this event for four years, it’s so hard, especially in Canada. You have nine of the greatest teams in the world, and there’s so much pressure to come through and get it done given the circumstances I couldn’t be happier.”
Kevin Koe pushes his sweepers to the limit on the game-winning shot on Sunday night. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
It will be a return to the Olympic stage for Kennedy and Hebert, who won a gold medal playing with Kevin Martin at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Hebert and Kennedy have a chance to become the first men’s curlers to win two Olympic gold medals.
“I haven’t thought about that yet. We’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Hebert. “It’s been an up and down four years, a lot of hard work behind the scenes working with our coach and getting ourselves in the right mind frame for today. We played a great game today and man, Mike’s team played tough. They easily could have won today. They’re a championship calibre team so we had to have our best.”
This will be Laing’s first trip to the Olympics as a player. He was in Sochi in 2014 to watch his wife, Jennifer Jones, win gold.
“It’s the best birthday present ever,” said Laing, who turned 39 Sunday.
Team McEwen certainly didn’t lose because of their skip. He curled 95 per cent, missing just one shot in the sixth end. McEwen went for the gusto, attempting to push the shot stone back to pick up a multiple score. While he did hit it, his shooter rolled just a bit too far and Koe stole a point for a 5-3 lead.
It was a gold-medal celebration for Team Koe on Sunday night. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
“I gave it everything I had. I had one of my best games of the week,” said McEwen. “There wasn’t anything more to do. I would’ve like that one shot back for two (in the sixth end). It was really difficult. We did bounce back and we got the deuce to tie it, so it was a little bit of a wash but then it was kind of wasted. It took extra time to get it back to tied.
“I played my heart out, I did everything that I could. We win and die as a team and we just didn’t quite generate enough opportunities. It was tough out there, they played well.”
Although other curlers have said they were “gutted” when they lost out on such a coveted honour as playing in the Olympics, McEwen – supported by third B.J. Neufeld, second Matt Wozniak, lead Denni Neufeld and coach Chris Neufeld (B.J. and Denni’s father) – said he wasn’t.
“I’m already over it. I know it sounds fake, it sounds surreal, but I was prepared for the emotions of winning and losing either way. A hundred per cent that’s genuine and real, I’m OK,” said McEwen.
Koe’s crew continued the pattern of the first-place finisher in the men’s round-robin going on to play in the Olympics becoming the sixth team to do so since curling became an official sport.
The victory means Koe will be invited to play for Team North America at the 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup, in London, Ont., Jan. 11-14, 2018 joining 2017 world champion Brad Gushue’s rink from St. John’s and U.S. champion John Shuster.
OTTAWA – Team Rachel Homan of Ottawa pulled off a curling triple crown in 2017 and will start 2018 playing in the Winter Olympics.
The Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Ford World champions downed Chelsea Carey’s Calgary crew 6-5 in the final of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Sunday afternoon. Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney, lead Lisa Weagle and coach Adam Kingsbury will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics curling competition, which will be held at the Gangneung Curling Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 14 to 25. The Team Canada alternate will be named at a later date.
It was a final that had the stomachs of the many in the pro-Homan crowd tied in knots, especially in the tense 10th end. But they burst into cheers while the Ottawa Senators goal horn blared when Carey missed a double takeout that would have forced an extra end.
When victory was theirs, Team Homan immediately did an extended emotional group hug with tears flowing freely as the realization four years of chasing a chance to play in the Olympics sunk in.
“It’s something I could never even have dreamt of when I was little or any of us growing up, and in our hometown, we couldn’t have written a better story and we can’t wait until we get to represent Canada in Pyeongchang,” said Homan.
“It was an insanely hard field out there. Everyone was phenomenal all week, and we need every shot to win every game. It was great field for Canada, and we really feel that prepared us for going into Pyeongchang.”
Team Homan celebrates its victory on Sunday afternoon in Ottawa. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
“We just kept going, kept what was working, and we kept sticking together as a team as our unit, and we didn’t change anything. We kept getting better and better as the week went on.”
Miskew admitted she was more emotional about this victory than winning the world title in Beijing in March, especially since triumph came at home in Ottawa.
“It’s surreal right now. It was just such a battle, (Team Carey) played amazing. We really had to stick with it and we tried not to think about the end goal for the whole game, but at the end it was just utter joy,” said Miskew. “I don’t know how to describe it, I’m so proud of our team.”
Carey, third Cathy Overton-Clapham, second Jocelyn Peterman, lead Laine Peters and coach Helen Radford had run the table in the round robin with an 8-0 record to advance straight to the final. Team Homan was 7-1 in the round robin, their only loss coming at the hands of Carey, the 2016 Scotties champion, in the opening draw eight days ago. They defeated 2014 Olympic gold-medallist Jennifer Jones 6-3 in Saturday’s semifinal.
“Well, how do you think I’m feeling? It’s awful,” said Carey moments after the game ended. “It’s not what you want. It’s a winner-take-all game and we weren’t on the right side of it. One team’s going to be upset and one team’s going home happy, and we knew that. We left everything out there and that’s all you can do.”
Rachel Homan offers encouragement to sweeper Joanne Courtney during the women’s final. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
The game started inauspiciously for Carey. She whiffed on a wide open blank attempt in the first end. That allowed Homan to steal a point negating the last-rock advantage Carey’s team earned by finishing first in the round robin. It didn’t get any better for Carey in the second end. after Homan delicately tapped Carey’s shot stone off the button, Carey ticked a guard and gave up another steal.
“I threw two really good rocks that ended up really bad,” said Carey of the first two ends. “I threw them really well, I wouldn’t change anything that I did. It just surprised us the way they reacted. Like I say, it was just not our day.”
Team Homan appeared to take total control of the game in the sixth with a double by Miskew setting up the first deuce of the game for a 5-2 lead. But in the seventh, Homan rolled out on her final shot giving Carey the two right back with an easy nose hit.
Facing three in the ninth, Homan was forced to draw the four foot just to get a single point for a 6-4 lead heading to the tense 10th.
The victory means 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts runner-up Team Michelle Englot of Winnipeg will join Homan as one of the North American teams in the 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Service Experts, in London, Ont., Jan. 11-14. Englot’s squad will also replace Team Homan as Team Canada at the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., Jan. 27 to Feb. 4.
PEI teams preparing to compete in the 2019 Canada Winter Games were at Curl Moncton this weekend at the Centre for Curling Excellence Youth Spiel and Canada Games Mini-Development camp. The Lauren Ferguson rink from the Crapaud, Cornwall and Charlottetown clubs won their Canada Games women’s division final over Team Smith, after finishing round robin play with a 3-1 win-loss record and coming from behind to win their semi-final over Team Roy. The Sydney Howatt team were undefeated in round robin play and went on to win the Bronze medal game for third place overall, while their Cornwall clubmates the Rachel MacLean foursome finished 5th with a 4-2 record.
Photo (L-R): Organizer Rick Perron, coach David Murphy, skip Lauren Ferguson, third Katie Shaw, second Alexis Burris, lead Lexie Murray
The Mitchell Schut junior men’s team from Cornwall finished their round robin with a perfect 3-0 record, and won their semi-final, but lost out in their CWG junior men’s division final to Team Boyle.
The Robyn MacPhee team from Charlottetown were competing in the Curl Mesabi Classic in Minnesota, finishing round robin play with a 2-2 win-loss record, and finished just out of the playoffs following a tight loss in the tiebreaker round. Alberta’s Kelsey Rocque beat Blaine Minnesota’s Nina Roth 7-2 in the final.
In the men’s section, the Saskatchewan rink skipped by PEI’s Adam Casey also finished with a 2-2 record.
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Everyone, even if you have never curled, is welcome to attend the BARNONE Brewery and Hop Farm Funspiel, January 12 and 13 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Three six-end games guaranteed, $100/team. Pizza and prizes! Call Bobbi-Jo Crossman at (902) … Continue reading →
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It’ll be Cornwall PEI’s Veronica Smith rink facing Moncton’s Sylvie Robichaud foursome in the 3 pm Women’s final at the WFG Jim Sullivan Classic in Saint John. Smith beat Shelly Graham and her Moncton rink 6-2 in this morning’s quarter-final, … Continue reading →
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Two PEI teams, skipped by Robyn MacPhee and Veronica Smith, are among the 10 women’s teams taking part in the WFG Jim Sullivan Classic cashspiel at the eight sheet Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John New Brunswick this weekend. … Continue reading →
The Harvey’s General Store and MacDonald’s Excavation Cashspiel takes place Jan 19-21, 2018 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, and is open to all teams, at a cost of $240/team. To enter, contact: Calvin Smith @ 902-628-7019 or email … Continue reading →
This fall, Belfast and area lost a great friend and someone that was the glue that held a lot of great community organizations together, Gary Oulton. To honour his dedication to the Belfast and Area Curling Club at the Belfast … Continue reading →
This is a reminder that the entry deadline for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships is Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Entry fee is $170 per team, plus $42 per player participant fees. The Pepsi Juniors take place … Continue reading →
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The Four Foot Louie Memorial Spiel, formerly the Jingle Bell Spiel, is set for Friday evening December 15 and Saturday the 16th at the Silver Fox in Summerside, and is open to everyone, including juniors and non Silver Fox members. … Continue reading →
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The Island Petroleum Cashspiel is being held at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside this weekend with 12 teams participating. Here are the opening draws: Friday at 5:00 pm Ice 2 – Nick vanOuwerkerk vs Dennis Watts Ice 3 … Continue reading →
The twentieth annual Foxy Lady Women’s Funspiel will be held at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht club on January 26 and 27, 2018. The theme is the Roaring twenties, so get your flapper dress out and come to Summerside for … Continue reading →
Cornwall’s Team Lenentine have teamed up with their sponsors Fair Isle Ford and O’Connor Glass to organize a Christmas Food Drive as a way to give back to their community. It will start Monday, December 4th and run through December … Continue reading →
Proceeds from a new Chase the Ace lottery which was launched Nov. 22 at the Western Community Curling Club will support the curling club, the Alberton Lions Club and Alberton and area programs and services for the Canadian Mental Health … Continue reading →
This event has been cancelled due to insufficient signup. The Silver Fox in Summerside is once again looking for individual curlers to take part in the One on One Tuff Spiel, Friday evening December 8, and on Saturday December 9. … Continue reading →
The Veronica Smith rink is heading back to PEI following a 6-1 quarter-final loss to Julie McEvoy of Halifax at the Spitfire Arms Cashspiel in Windsor NS, finishing the weekend with a 2-2 win-loss record. McEvoy takes on Stacie Curtis from … Continue reading →
Cancelled Check out their beautiful facility and get some competitive games in (and possibly some cash for Christmas!) during this two-day spiel Dec. 8-9. The cost is $100 per team, and the contact is Gail Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org. … Continue reading →
The Sandy Hope rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel, which wrapped up on Friday. The George Anderson team from Sackville New Brunswick was the runner-up. Masters Plus teams have three curlers age … Continue reading →
PEI’s Veronica Smith rink lost a close game against the Jill Brothers team, which includes PEI native Erin Carmody, last night to go to a 2-1 win-loss record at the Spitfire Arms Cashspiel in Windsor NS. on Saturday, and are back … Continue reading →
Manitoba won a record fourth women’s title at the Travelers Curling Club Championship on Saturday while British Columbia’s men’s team won that province’s first-ever curling club championship – both in dominant fashion. Team BC men (Skip Bart Sawyer, third Steve … Continue reading →
The Veronica Smith rink is the only PEI rink entered in the Spitfire Arms Cashspiel in Windsor NS this weekend, with 12 women’s and 8 men’s teams taking part. PEI native Erin Carmody is third on the Jill Brothers rink … Continue reading →
They were the top teams all week, finishing first place in each of their respective pools, and now four of the best men’s and women’s club curling teams will play for gold at the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship. (Curling … Continue reading →
Here are pictures from the PEI Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony this evening, focusing on curler Kim Dolan. Sport PEI photos: Kim Dolan’s induction citation was presented by PEI curlers Rebecca Jean MacDonald and Cathy Dillon. \ PEI Sports … Continue reading →
The PEI women’s team at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston Ontario, skipped by Julie Mutch and representing the Crapaud Community Curling Club, have ended their playoff run in the quarter-final round, losing 5-2 to Team Ontario this afternoon. … Continue reading →
Curl PEI has ten (10) 2018 Men of Curling calendars available for purchase at Sport PEI, at the House of Sport, 40 Enman Crescent in Charlottetown, for $30 each, with net proceeds going to multiple charities. PEI’s Brett Gallant, from … Continue reading →
Nanette Dupont is back at her third Travelers Curling Club Championship and she’s banking on experience to get her through the playoffs. The Alberta skip and her team are directly through to the semifinal of the championship (Friday at 7:30 … Continue reading →
With only one women’s and one men’s round robin draw left at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston Ont., the PEI women’s team, skipped by Julie Mutch out of the Crapaud Community Curling Club, are playoff-bound. Photo (L-R): … Continue reading →
Club recruiting new players with Friday night drop-in event The Charlottetown Curling Club is open and the volunteer board of directors is working hard to get new people involved in the sport of curling. Charlottetown Curling Club is working to … Continue reading →
[PEI’s Julie Mutch rink is 3-1 at the Travelers, while the Leo Stewart men’s team is 0-4. In action Wednesday, the PEI men lost 8-2 to the Yukon. They finish up round robin play today against Northern Ont. at 10 … Continue reading →
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Kim Dolan is one of P.E.I.’s greatest curlers and many consider her to be the best female curler ever from the province – winning 10 provincial women’s curling championships. Skip Kim Dolan yells to sweepers during the Scotties … Continue reading →
She Leads, originally scheduled for Saturday December 2 at the Holiday Inn Express, has been postponed until the spring, due to low registration. Upcoming Coaching Workshops: DAA is a go for Thursday and Friday this week 5:30 to 9:30 at Bluefield High School, still time but you … Continue reading →
The new Olympic sport of mixed doubles curling is growing in popularity across the curling world, especially with its inclusion for the 2018 Winter Games in Korea. Here is the opening draw teams schedule for the 5th Annual Mixed Doubles … Continue reading →
[PEI recap: Women 1-1 after 8-6 win over NWT on Monday and 10-3 loss to BC on Tues. Play Sask. at 10 am and Nunavut at 5 pm today. Men 0-3 following 8-3 loss to Ontario on Monday and 8-6 and … Continue reading →
PEI curling clubs are opening their doors Dec. 16/17 to offer a FREE on-ice “Introduction to Curling” session for both children and their parents/guardians. Register today! A few things to bring with you the day of the event: 1. A … Continue reading →
TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP OFF TO A HIP START IN KINGSTON by Darren McEwen Two members of the Tragically Hip helped kick off the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston while sharing something in common with each of the 112 participants … Continue reading →
This annual bonspiel, sponsored by Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network, is open to any stick curler, and takes place on Dec. 2 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Individual entry. A draw will be made where each person will play a minimum of 3 games … Continue reading →
Crapaud, PE – The Crapaud Community Curling Club will hold their Official Reopening in conjunction with an Open House on Friday, November 24. The Open House, starting at 7pm, is free and open to the public. There will be instructors … Continue reading →
Two Charlottetown-based rinks meet in women’s final (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – It was an all-P.E.I. women’s final in the 11th annual Fall Fling Maritime junior cashspiel on Sunday afternoon. Annika Kelly skipped her Charlottetown Curling Complex rink to the … Continue reading →
The 11th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, with a full draw of 24 teams, representing all four Atlantic provinces, wrapped up this afternoon at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. In the junior men’s division, two “Mainland” … Continue reading →
Quebec vice-skip Amélie Blais was a double winner on Saturday night as awards were handed out at the closing banquet for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. Blais, who threw third rocks for Robert Desjardin’s Quebec … Continue reading →
Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night at the 11th annual Fall Fling junior cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with the semi-finals going at 9 this morning, and the junior men’s and junior women’s finals following at 1 … Continue reading →
(by Alison Jenkins) Heather MacRae joined her team from the direction of the ice, bouncing a bit on her toes in the clubhouse at the Crapaud Curling Club. “Ice is keen tonight, they’re saying.” She meant the rocks were sliding … Continue reading →
Two Junior Men’s, and two Junior Women’s draws are in the books following day one action at the 11th Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside. 12 Junior Men’s and an equal number of Junior Women’s … Continue reading →
QUEBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK ON TOP AT MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP The Championship pool went into action on Thursday, battling for playoff spots at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. While Quebec maintains its seven-game winning streak … Continue reading →
The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. Masters Plus teams include three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55. … Continue reading →
The eleventh annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel gets underway on Friday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, with a full draw of 12 junior men’s teams and an equal number of junior women’s rinks entered, from … Continue reading →
Dreams of winning a Canadian curling championship will come true for two of the 28 teams who open play Monday in the 2017 Travelers Curling Championship at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont. The Cataraqui Golf and … Continue reading →
Quebec’s Robert Desjardins finished the round robin with a perfect 6-0 record and will lead the way into the Championship round of the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. Team Quebec in action at the 2018 Canadian … Continue reading →
Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan remain the only undefeated teams after six draws at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group, in Swan River, Man. [PEI’s Dennis Watts rink, still looking for … Continue reading →
HOGWILD SPIEL Nov. 24th and 25th Due to insufficient signup, this event has been postponed until Jan. 5-6 2018. at the Montague Curling Rink CURLING BONSPIEL 6 End games. Guaranteed 3 games, Open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams. This … Continue reading →
If you missed any of the great action this past weekend, all TSN broadcasts from the Home Hardware Road to the Roar in Summerside are now available on the Curling Canada YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/curlingcanada As well, check out the photos … Continue reading →
PEI’s Dennis Watts team are still looking for their first win at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River MB, going into today’s noontime draw against the Robert Smallwood rink from Whitehorse, Yukon, also 0-2. PEI lost their opener … Continue reading →
Credit Union Place (CUP) employees were busy Monday morning reverting Eastlink Arena into a hockey rink after it spent the previous week hosting the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials. Crews were busy at Credit Union Place … Continue reading →
City eager to bid again on Road to the Roar, says community services director A day after the Road to the Roar wrapped up in Summerside, the city says it will bid to host the Olympic pre-trial curling event again. … Continue reading →
Team members enjoys learning about Summerside community Skip John Morris in action during Sunday morning action at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at Eastlink Arena in Summerside. – Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – There is no more intense … Continue reading →
Crapaud, PE – The Board and members of the Crapaud Community Curling Club extend their congratulations and well wishes to their team attending the Travelers Championship in Kingston, Ontario, next week. Photo (L-R): Julie Mutch, Lindsay Moore, Terri Wood, Heather … Continue reading →
Last call for entries in “Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s funspiel is Tuesday, November 14th at 5 pm. All team entries must be in by then! The Cornwall Curling Club hosts “The Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s Funspiel, Friday evening November 17 and all day Saturday, November 18. … Continue reading →
CBC news and sports reporter Devin Heroux, who covered the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside, will be on CBC PEI’s Island Morning at 8:15, talking to Mitch Cormier about the event. Listen locally at 96.1 FM, … Continue reading →
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It took them until the final game of the final qualifying event, but Brendan Bottcher and his Edmonton team can finally start planning for a trip to Ottawa for the2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Bottcher, … Continue reading →
McCarville, Bottcher, Morris and Tippin round out the trial field By Devin Heroux SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Brendan Bottcher hadn’t even been born when Glenn Howard already captured his first Brier and world championship, but on Sunday night in Summerside, P.E.I., there was a changing of the … Continue reading →
Edmonton rink downs Howard for a second time in two days (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – Brendan Bottcher and his 2017 Alberta Tankard champions are heading to the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings for a chance of going to … Continue reading →