Smith beats MacPhee to stay alive at Scotties, Gorveatt to face MacKenzie to decide Tankard (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds)

SUMMERSIDE – The Veronica Smith rink stayed alive at the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship on Saturday evening.

 

Skip Veronica Smith releases a shot while lead Aleya Quilty, left, and second stone Whitney Young handle the sweeping. The Smith rink, which also includes third stone Jane DiCarlo, defeated Robyn MacPhee 8-4 in the C section final of the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside on Saturday night. The two Charlottetown Curling Complex rinks will meet in Sunday’s championship round.

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Smith and her Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC) rink handed clubmate Robyn MacPhee her first loss in four games to win the C section final 8-4 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex.
If MacPhee had defeated Smith her rink of third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid would have been declared provincial champions because they would have swept the A, B and C sections in the modified triple-knockout format.
Smith’s win forces a championship round on Sunday. Smith, third stone Jane DiCarlo, second stone Whitney Young and lead Aleya Quilty must now defeat MacPhee twice on Sunday. MacPhee only needs one win.

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Men
Two teams remain in the Tankard men’s provincial curling championship, also being held at The Fox. Phil Gorveatt pulled out a 9-8 extra-end win over Robert Campbell in a clash of CCC rinks in the C section final on Saturday evening as well.

Skip Phil Gorveatt intently follows a shot during the C section final of the Tankard provincial men’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside on Saturday night. Gorveatt and his rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex edged clubmate Robert Campbell 9-8 in an extra end.

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Gorveatt, who also won the B section final, will take a 6-1 record into Sunday’s championship round against A section winner Eddie MacKenzie (CCC), who is 3-2. MacKenzie must defeat Gorveatt twice on Sunday.

Sunday
Sunday’s first draw – featuring MacPhee versus Smith and Gorveatt taking on MacKenzie – will begin at 10 a.m.
Should a second game be required in either division, it will be played at 3:30 p.m.

Click for full story on Scotties and Tankard action at the  Journal Pioneer.

PEI’s young Lenentine team upsets world champs to open 2017 Canadian Juniors. Tyler Smith rink picks up opening win, too

VICTORIA (Curling Canada) — Normally, after a win like the one Prince Edward Island’s young skip Lauren Lenentine put together Saturday to open the 2017 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, presented by Ambrosia Apples, she might be looking for a teammate, a coach, a family member with whom to celebrate.

Prince Edward Island skip Lauren Lenentine directs her sweepers during Draw 1 play at the 2017 Canadian Juniors. (Photo, Curling Canada)

But after knocking off three-quarters of the reigning world junior women’s champions from Nova Scotia, now skipped by Kristin Clarke, on Saturday at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, all Lenentine wanted was a pillow to take a nap.“Yeah, that hurt the head; it was hard on the heart, too,” said the smiling Lenentine, just 16, after her surprising 6-4 victory. “They’re the world champions, right? We’ve played them a couple times this year, and we’ve been really close. And we knew it would be hard.”

It was indeed; in fact, Lenentine, vice-skip Kristie Rogers, second Breanne Burgoyne, lead Rachel O’Connor and coach Pat Quilty needed an extra end to beat Nova Scotia (last year’s Canadian and world championship team was skipped by Mary Fay, who has taken a break from curling to pursue her education). But after Clarke was light on her draw to score two for the win in the 10th end, Lenentine and her Cornwall Curling Club team made no mistake in the 11th; Clarke’s last-rock guard overcurled, giving Lenentine an open hit for the victory.

It was Lenentine’s first win over Clarke after two last-rock losses earlier this season, and their past history made the prospect of playing the defending national and world champs in the opening draw of the 2017 Canadian Juniors less daunting, said Lenentine. “We’ve played them, they’re familiar to us, so that was a good thing, just knowing who we’re playing and how they play,” said Lenentine. “And we knew we could probably stay with them.”

It was a brilliant opening afternoon for Island curling fans; one sheet over, Tyler Smith’s Charlottetown team turned back Quebec’s Vincent Roberge (Lévis) 7-5.“It’s really nice to see both of us getting wins in our first games; it takes a bit of stress off us, knowing that we can compete,” said Lenentine. “We’re underdogs in P.E.I.”

Another former Canadian junior women’s champ, meanwhile, also was pushed hard before pulling out a victory. B.C.’s Corryn Brown (Kamloops), who won the 2013 national title at Fort McMurray, Alta., scored a clutch eighth-end deuce and hung on for a 4-3 win over Northern Ontario’s Krysta Burns (Sudbury). In other women’s play, Manitoba’s Laura Burtnyk (Winnipeg) scored three in both the second and seventh ends en route to a 9-2 triumph over Zoey Walsh of the Northwest Territories (Hay River); and New Brunswick’s Samantha Crook (Fredericton) scored deuces in three of the first four ends to beat Yukon’s Alyssa Meger (Whitehorse) 10-4.

In men’s action, meanwhile, Manitoba’s JT Ryan (Winnipeg) bounced back from giving up a steal of two in the sixth end by scoring three in the ninth for an 8-5 triumph over Newfoundland/Labrador’s Greg Blyde (St. John’s); Nova Scotia’s Matthew Manuel (Halifax) stole one in the ninth and three in the 10th for a 9-3 win over Saskatchewan’a Rylan Kleiter (Saskatoon); and Alberta’s Colton Goller (Calgary) stole four in the third end and singles in the fourth and fifth ends for a 12-3 victory over Sawer Kaeser of the Northwest Territories (Fort Smith).

Action at the 2017 Canadian Juniors continues Saturday with the final draw of the day at 6:30 p.m. (All times PST).

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

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More Scotties and Tankard photos from Emily Gray photography

Here are more photos from the Scotties and Tankard, courtesy of Emily Gray Photography. 

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Photos copyright 2017, Emily Gray

Scotties’ field down to MacPhee, Smith. Gorveatt meets Campbell in Tankard C final at 6 pm (TC Media)

SUMMERSIDE – Veronica Smith and Robyn MacPhee will decide the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. 

Veronica Smith of the Charlottetown Curling Complex will face clubmate Robyn MacPhee in the C section final of the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club Community Complex on Saturday at 6 p.m. Smith must defeat MacPhee to force a championship round. If MacPhee wins, she will have swept the A, B and C sections, and will be declared provincial champion.

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The two rinks from the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC) will meet at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex on Saturday at 6 p.m.
MacPhee is undefeated at 3-0 (won-lost) in the modified triple-knockout format. If MacPhee defeats Smith in the C section final her rink will be declared provincial champions because she would have swept the A, B and C sections.
If Smith wins the C section final, she would then have to defeat MacPhee twice in Sunday’s championship round.

Phil Gorveatt meets Robert Campbell in the Tankard C final at 6 pm 

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Crunch time at provincial men’s and women’s curling championships (TC Media)

(by Jason Simmonds)
SUMMERSIDE – It’s getting down to crunch time at the provincial men’s and women’s curling championships.
 

Phil Gorveatt and his rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex won the B section final at the Tankard provincial men’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside on Friday night. Gorveatt defeated Blair Jay of the host Silver Fox 8-2.

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The four-team women’s field in the provincial Scotties is down to three teams while five of the eight Tankard teams remain in contention for the men’s title at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex.
Phil Gorveatt and Robyn MacPhee, both of the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC), won their respective B section finals on Friday night. Gorveatt stole three deuces en route to an 8-2 win over Blair Jay of the host Silver Fox. MacPhee had to make a tough draw for a 7-6 extra-end win over clubmate Veronica Smith, who trailed 5-0 after three ends and stole single points in the ninth and 10th ends to force an 11th end.
“We knew it would be tough,” said Gorveatt. “We have been playing against Blair for a long time, and always enjoy it.
“I know it’s always going to be a tight game; they didn’t have their best tonight (Friday), so we got a little fortunate.”
Gorveatt and Eddie MacKenzie, who defeated Jay 8-4 in the A section final on Thursday, have secured berths in Sunday’s championship round. They will be joined by the winner of the C section on Saturday.

Can win title Saturday

MacPhee has a chance to earn P.E.I.’s berth at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., from Feb. 18 to 26 with a win in the C section final on Saturday at 6 p.m. If a team sweeps the A, B and C sections they are declared champions and no championship round is required.
MacPhee will face the winner of the Smith-Lisa Jackson game on Saturday at 1 p.m. Smith and Jackson are both 2-2, and the loser will be eliminated from the modified triple-knockout format.

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MacPhee wins squeaker to take control at the Scotties, Gorveatt captures Tankard B section, Pineau wins Future opener

It was an exciting evening at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, with the “B” finals in both the Scotties provincial women’s championship, and the Tankard men’s, plus the opening game in the Future Scotties and Tankard developmental event for young curlers all going on at the same time on the six sheet ice surface. As a pilot to help increase interest in the Olympic sport of curling, the Tankard and the Scotties, along with the Future events, are being held on the same weekend at the same venue.

Team MacPhee (Emily Gray photo)

The Robyn MacPhee rink from Charlottetown now has a big advantage in the Scotties, winning her second section, the B, this evening in the modified triple knockout draw with a hard fought 7-6 extra-end win over clubmate Veronica Smith. MacPhee had a 5-0 lead after three ends, but Smith took singles in the next three ends to narrow the gap to two points. MacPhee was kept to a single in end seven, with Smith again recording single counters in the next three ends to tie the game at six-all to force the extra, where MacPhee had hammer and pulled out the win. This victory puts MacPhee in both of the championship games on Sunday, and gives her the championship if she wins either game, while her opponent, the winner of the C event, would have to win both games. MacPhee also drops down to compete in the C final, at 6 pm on Saturday. Should she also win that game, against the winner of a 1 pm match between Smith and Lisa Jackson, also from Charlottetown, MacPhee would take the championship on Saturday evening without playing the championship round. Jackson eliminated Tammy Dewar of Montague with a 7-4 win this evening.

There will definitely be at least one championship round game in the Tankard, as there are separate winners of the A and B sections. Eddie MacKenzie of Charlottetown won the A final over Blair Jay of the host club on Thursday, but lost his B semi-final game this afternoon 8-3 to clubmate Phil Gorveatt. Jay got by Charlottetown’s Jamie Newson by an 8-7 score in the other B semi. In this evening’s B final, Gorveatt kept Jay off the scoreboard in the first half, leading 5-0. Jay got on the board with a deuce in the 6th, but a single in seven and a deuce in the eighth brought the game to an early conclusion, with Gorveatt winning 8-2. 

The “C” semi-finals go Saturday at 1, with Jay taking on Charlottetown’s Robert Campbell, and Gorveatt facing clubmate Tyler Harris. The winners square off in the C final at 6 pm. If Gorveatt is in that game and wins it, he, like MacPhee in the Scotties, would have a “double life” in the Sunday championship round, and would win if he took either game. If there is a different winner, two of the section winners would square off in the first championship game, Sunday at 10, with the winner advancing to the 3:30 pm second championship game against the team that played in the most section finals.

The winning Tankard team advances to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 4-12 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NL, while the Scotties winner will go to the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 18-26 at Meridian Centre, St. Catherines, Ont. 

The first game in the eight-team partial round robin Future Scotties/Future Tankard developmental event for curlers under 21 took place on Friday evening, with the two boys teams, skipped by Chase MacMillan of Cornwall, and Cruz Pineau from the host Silver Fox club, squaring off in an eight-end contest (Scotties and Tankard games are 10 ends), with Pineau picking up a 7-6 come-from-behind win. MacMillan led 6-3 after five ends, but Pineau fought back with a deuce in six to narrow the gap to 1, and then stole the next two ends for the victory. The Future teams each play three games in the event, with the remaining games at 9 am and 1 pm on Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday.

Competition Development (Coaching) Modules

Here are some upcoming Competition Development (Coaching) modules offered around the Maritimes. 

These Modules are being offered in PEI:

Manage a Sport Program January 31, 2017 Sport PEI $30 Registration
Performance Planning May 5 & 6, 2017 Sport PEI $100 Registration
Manage Conflict May 10, 2017 Sport PEI $35 Registration
Advanced Practice Planning May 27, 2017 Sport PEI $40 Registration
Psy of Performance June 13 & 20 Sport PEI $55 Registration

 

These modules are offered in New Brunswick

February 18 Developing Athletic Abilities  https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1486

March 18 Prevention and Recovery https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1544

March 16 Leading Drug Free https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1545

April 8 Advanced Practice Planning https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1549

April 23 Manage a Sport Program https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/1550

These Modules are being offered in Nova Scotia:

Multi-Sport Competition Development Courses 2017

 Module Date Location Cost Registration Link
Manage a Sport Program January 26, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00  Registration
Psychology of Performance January 28th, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00 Registration
Coaching and Leading Effectively February 3-4, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00 Registration
Performance Planning Feb 10 – 11, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $100.00 Registration
Advanced Practice Planning Feb 12, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00 Registration
Leading a Drug Free Sport February 24, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00 Registration
Managing Conflict February 25, 2017 Future Inns Halifax $75.00 Registration

 

 

Youth Curling Continues to Grow Across Canada (Curling Canada)

When the 2023 Canada Winter Games get underway in Prince Edward Island, Mixed Doubles curling will be one of the new events on the schedule, and that’s good news for young Canadian curlers.

Team Canada celebrates its 2016 Youth Olympics gold medal in Lillehammer, Norway: on top of the podium, left to right, lead Sterling Middleton, second Karlee Burgess, third Tyler Tardi and skip Mary Fay. This team was put together after all four athletes competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. (WCF/Richard Gray photo)

“With Mixed Doubles now an Olympic discipline, the Canada Winter Games will provide us with a great training opportunity to continue to develop our sport with our younger athletes across Canada,” says Helen Radford, Curling Canada’s Manager, Program Development – Youth Curling.

Radford says that athletes at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., will participate in a test event for Mixed Doubles in preparation for its addition to the roster, which still includes the Boys and Girls team events.

Youth curling in Canada is thriving. In 2016, Nova Scotia’s Mary Fay won gold at the World Junior Curling Championships in Taarnby, Denmark, and she also won gold at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, as skip of a mixed team which included her Canadian championship teammate Karlee Burgess as well as 2016 B.C. Junior champion Tyler Tardi and his 2015 Canada Winter Games teammate, Sterling Middleton.

Mixed Doubles was introduced as a test sport at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. Seen here, Canada’s Tyler Tardi and Honoka Sasaki of Japan, finished fourth in Mixed Doubles at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games (WCF/Richard Gray photo)

The 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships get underway Saturday in Victoria, B.C., an event that has been a launching pad for many of Canada’s top high-performance athletes: last year’s Manitoba and Canadian Junior champion Matt Dunstone took his team to the World Junior Championships, but also made it to the final of the Men’s Provincial Championship in the same season.

And now, youth curlers in Canada have even more opportunity to build their competitive skills, thanks to the addition of the national Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, which will take place April 18-22 in Moncton, N.B.

“The U18 National Championship is in its final stages of preparation and Jacques Robichaud, his committee and the City of Moncton are ready to host an amazing event,” says Radford. “This new championship is building off the successful Optimist U18 Championship and we are looking forward to watching the best U18 boys and girls teams in Canada participate in Curling Canada’s inaugural event.”

Across Canada this season, coaches, youth coordinators, administrators and associations have been working hard to develop youth programming that aligns with Curling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development framework. The future looks bright for all levels of youth curling.

“Our focus this season has been on building programs for both the recreational and competitive streams, concentrating on U12, U15 and U18,” says Radford. “There has been tremendous collaboration across Canada of sharing best practices and working together. We are looking forward to piloting some new youth programs next season.”

Participants in the 2016 Optimist U18 Curling Championship gather on the ice at Jasper Place in Edmonton, Alta. Curling Canada’s inaugural Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championship will take place April 18-22 in Moncton, N.B. (Detour Photography)

Click to read this story at the Curling Canada website.

UPEI teams skipped by Christopher Gallant and Sabrina Smith to compete in AUS Curling Ch’ships

The 2017 Subway Atlantic University Sports (AUS) Curling Championships take place February 9-12 at the Truro Curling Club, with seven women’s and an equal number of men’s teams taking part.

Team UPEI Men is skipped by Christopher Gallant, and includes Kyle Holland, Alex MacFadyen, and Brooks Roche with coach Peter Gallant, while Team UPEI Women, skipped by Sabrina Smith, includes Meghan Ching, Breanne Burgoyne, and Annika Kelly, and is coached by Paul Smith. Islander Alex Sutherland is playing on Team UNB Men, with PEI’s Lauren MacFadyen playing for the StFX women’s rink.

There will be a full round robin for both genders and then the top 4 teams will advance to the playoffs.  All round robin games will be 8 ends, while playoff games (semi-finals, gold and bronze games) will be 10 ends.  This year the top 3 teams for each gender (it’s normally two) will represent the AUS at the U Sports / Curling Canada University Championships, hosted by the Lakehead University Thunderwolves, March 18-22 at the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay Ont.

Live scores will available for the Atlantic championship. Website link not yet available. BellAliant will be web streaming some of the draws.

2017 Subway AUS Curling Championships Draw and Schedule  
 Blue=Men’s   Truro Curling Club, Truro, NS  
  Draw Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5 * all athletes must provide a valid government or university photo ID
Thursday, February 9th  
Team Meeting 10:30 AM All teams competing in Draw #1 must be present – Team Meeting with Head Umpire
Draw #1 11:30 AM St. FX   vs. UPEI Dal vs. Acadia SMU vs. UNB UNB vs. UPEI St. FX vs. Dal * teams listed first throw red rocks and practice first
Team Meeting 2:00 PM All teams competing in Draw #2 must be present – Team Meeting with Head Umpire
Opening Ceremony 2:30 PM All teams must be present – Opening Ceremony * all Round Robin games are 8 ends
Draw #2 3:30 PM UPEI vs. SMU MUN vs. Dal Mount A. vs. St. FX MUN vs. St. FX UNB vs. Acadia
Team Social 6:00 PM Team Social for athletes and coaches hosted by the AUS – Truro Curling Club  
Friday, February 10th      
Draw #3 9:00 AM MUN vs. St. FX MUN vs. UPEI Acadia vs. St. FX SMU vs. Dal    
Draw #4 12:30 PM Dal vs. UNB UNB vs. SMU Dal vs. UPEI Mount A. vs. MUN    
Draw #5 4:00 PM Mount A. vs. UNB St. FX vs. UNB UPEI vs. Dal Acadia vs. SMU    
Draw #6 7:30 PM SMU vs. MUN UPEI vs. St. FX SMU vs. MUN Dal vs. Mount A.    
   
Saturday, February 11th      
Draw #7 9:00 AM MUN vs. Dal Dal vs. UNB UPEI vs. Mount A. St. FX vs. SMU    
Draw #8 12:30 PM UNB vs. MUN Acadia vs. MUN St. FX vs. SMU UNB vs. UPEI    
Draw #9 4:00 PM UPEI vs. Acadia SMU vs. Mount A. St. FX vs. UNB MUN vs. UPEI    
Draw #10 7:30 PM SMU vs. Dal UPEI vs. SMU UNB vs. MUN Dal vs. St. FX    
   
Sunday, February 12th       
Semi-Finals 9:00 AM Women’s Semi-Final Men’s Semi-Final Women’s Semi-Final Men’s Semi-Final   * all Playoff games are 10 ends
Championship Finals – Gold and Bronze 1:00 PM Men’s Bronze Women’s Gold Men’s Gold Women’s Bronze  
Closing Ceremony 3:30 PM    
2017 Subway AUS Curling Championships Team Rosters
     
Women’s Teams   Men’s Teams
     
Dalhousie University   Acadia University
Skip – Kristin Clarke   Skip – Sam Byers
Karlee Burgess   Gordon McLaughlin
Alicia Brine   Harrison Paul
Lauren Chase   Andrew Davis
Raquel Bachman    
Coach – Brian Rafuse   Coach – Tony Stirling
     
Memorial University of Newfoundland   Dalhousie University
Skip – Rebecca Roberts   Skip – Robert Mayhew
Sarah Ford   Matthew Manuel
Jessica Fleming   Michael Brophy
Stephanie Nadeau   Nicholas Zachernuk
    Matt Jackson
Coach – Wallace Gregory   Coach – John Newhook
     
Mount Allison University   Memorial University of Newfoundland
Skip – Krista Nix   Skip – Adam Boland
Julia Hunter   Stephen Trickett
Emma LeBlanc   Zach Young
Sarah Doak   Evan Kearley
     
Coach – Jim Nix   Coach – Gary Ryan
     
St. Francis Xavier University   St. Francis Xavier University
Skip – Emma Logan   Skip – Josh Henderson
Lauren MacFadyen   David Quinn
Ashley Francis   Kyle Walker
Therese McCurdy   Brandon McLellan
Sarah Snair   Tyson Collier
Coach – Carolyn Rose   Coach – Peter Beaton
     
Saint Mary’s University   Saint Mary’s University
Skip – Emily Manuel   Skip – Adam Cocks
Julie Carson   Herman Suther
Taylor Fulmore   Greg Rafuse
Lauren Pellerine   Scott Graham
Megan Hodnett   Glen-Ryan Walters
Coach – Bill Fletcher   Coach – Bill Fletcher/Stu Cameron
     
University of New Brunswick   University of New Brunswick
Skip – Justine Comeau   Skip – Alex Robichaud
Cathlia Ward   Chris Wagner
Jamie Ward   Trevor Crouse
Katie Forward   Alex Sutherland
    Evan MacKnight
Coach – Tim Comeau   Coach – Lindsey MacKnight
     
University of Prince Edward Island   University of Prince Edward Island
Skip – Sabrina Smith   Skip – Christopher Gallant
Meghan Ching   Kyle Holland
Breanne Burgoyne   Alex MacFadyen
Annika Kelly   Brooks Roche
     
Coach – Paul Smith   Coach – Peter Gallant

Tyler Smith-skipped rink ready for Canadian juniors, Lenentine leads Island squad to its 1st national jr ch’ship (Guardian)

(by Jason Malloy)

Smith

HUNTER RIVER, P.E.I. – Tyler Smith has been to four national championships, but not with the foursome he will be competing with at this week’s junior competition. 

The 18-year-old skip from the Hunter River area and lead Brooks Roche of Montague have been to nationals together in the past. Third Christopher Gallant and second Noah O’Connor joined them this season.

“It was kind of a perfect fit,” Smith said. “We all fit in really well and we started playing really well right out of the gate.”

 The Charlottetown Curling Complex squad swept the competition at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championship in December to earn a berth at nationals.

They left Thursday for Victoria, B.C., where the championship begins Saturday and continues through to Jan. 29. They get a practice session in tonight.

With three years of junior eligibility left after this season, Smith said he’s looking to take the next jump up the standings.

This year’s goal is to make the championship round and finish in the top five.

Click for full story in today’s Guardian.

Lenentine

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – Lauren Lenentine is excited to compete against the best junior women’s curlers in the country starting Saturday.

 The 16-year-old New Dominion native will skip Team Prince Edward Island at the Canadian championship in Victoria, B.C. It is the first time the Cornwall Curling Club team of third Kristie Rogers, second Breanne Burgoyne and lead Rachel O’Connor has made the nationals.

“We’re really excited,” Lenentine said. “We’re really proud to be able to represent our province.”

The squad left Thursday morning and will have an opportunity to practise today before the competition begins Saturday afternoon against Nova Scotia. Lenentine said they have played against Nova Scotia at the Atlantics.

“It’s a whole new experience for us, so (playing a familiar team) will give us a bit of comfort,” said Lenentine, who has five years of eligibility left at the under-21 competition.

Burgoyne, O’Connor and Lenentine have been teammates since 2009 while Rogers joined them this season.

The team has played at the provincial championship since 2012 and was the runner-up in 2015. They swept their way to the Pepsi junior title in December.

Lenentine said she knows they will run into some strong teams from across the country, but they just have to stay focused and concentrate on their game. She said she is looking forward to gaining experience, meeting new people and creating new memories with teammates who are more like family.

“I’ve been with my team for a long time, so they’re kind of like my sisters now.”

Click for full story in today’s Guardian.

 

Entry deadline extended to Monday for Seniors Ch’ships

The entry deadline for the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 50 and over, has now been extended to Monday, January 23.

Two undefeated rinks at provincial Scotties, Tankard championships (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds)

SUMMERSIDE – The Eddie MacKenzie and Robyn MacPhee rinks from the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC) have taken the first step at the Tankard and Scotties provincial men’s and women’s curling championships.

Lead Robbie Doherty and second stone Matthew Nabuurs of the Eddie MacKenzie rink intensely sweep a rock during Thursday afternoon’s play at the Tankard provincial men’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. MacKenzie, who curls out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, defeated Blair Jay of The Fox 8-4 in the A section final. Play in the modified triple-knockout format continues on Friday.

© Jason Simmonds/TC Media

 MacKenzie and MacPhee won their respective A section finals on Thursday afternoon, and are the only two undefeated rinks remaining. Both championships, which are being held at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, feature the modified triple-knockout format.
“It’s always nice to win the A section, especially in a triple knockout because it makes it a little easier,” said MacKenzie. “You have a little more room to play with at the end of the week.”
MacKenzie, who is 3-0 (won-lost), defeated Blair Jay (2-1) of the host Silver Fox while MacPhee (2-0) won over clubmate Lisa Jackson (1-1). Both A finals ended in identical 8-4 scores.
“We are off to a good start and it’s nice to get a couple of wins, but we know we have a long week ahead of us and lots more games that we have to pull through,” said MacPhee, who described the matchup against Jackson as “a good game.”
MacPhee added: “It was what we expected, and it was close. After having a not-so-close game last night (12-0), it was good to play 10 ends today and see how the ice was.”
Overall, MacPhee is pleased with the play of her rink.
“We are building, but we are playing well,” assessed MacPhee. “I am happy.”
 

“A” section winners determined at PEI Tankard, Scotties

The Robyn MacPhee and Eddie MacKenzie teams from the Charlottetown Curling Complex have earned berths in their respective championship rounds at the PEI Tankard provincial men’s and in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, following the “A” section finals in the modified triple knockout draws this afternoon. The Scotties and the Tankard are taking place at the same time and venue this year as a pilot project to help increase interest in the Olympic sport of curling.

Robyn MacPhee (Emily Gray photo)

The MacPhee rink from Charlottetown doubled their clubmates the Lisa Jackson team 8-4 to take the Scotties (women’s) “A” section, while the Eddie MacKenzie team, also from Charlottetown, beat the host club’s Blair Jay squad, also by an 8-4 score, to take the Tankard (men’s) “A” event.

Eddie MacKenzie (Emily Gray photo)

The two teams now drop down to compete in the  B section, where MacPhee goes straight to the 6 pm Friday final, playing the winner of a 1 pm contest between Jackson, and Veronica Smith, also from Charlottetown. MacKenzie plays clubmate Phil Gorveatt, while Blair Jay takes on  Charlottetown’s Jamie Newson in the Tankard “B” semis at 1, with the winners advancing to the 6 pm men’s B final.

If MacPhee and/or MacKenzie also win the B finals, they will have spots in both of the two championship games on Sunday, and win their respective title if they win either game, while their opponent, the C finalist, would have to win both. Should MacPhee or MacKenzie also win the “C” final, they would immediately be declared the champion for their event, and their championship round would not be needed.

Four teams – the Tammy Dewar-skipped foursome from the Montague Curling Rink, plus three Charlottetown Curling Complex teams, captained by Lisa Jackson, Robyn MacPhee, and Veronica Smith, are entered in the Scotties, with the winning rink advancing to the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 18-26 at Meridian Centre, St. Catherines, Ont. 

Eight teams – four from the Charlottetown Curling Complex (skips Phil Gorveatt, Eddie MacKenzie, Jamie Newson, and Dennis Watts), two from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex (skipped by Blair Jay and Calvin Smith), a combined Charlottetown/Silver Fox rink skipped by Robert Campbell, and a Tyler Harris-skipped combined rink from Charlottetown and the  Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, are competing in the PEI Tankard, with the winning team advancing to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 4-12, 2017 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NL.

Live results:  peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2241

2017 PEI Tankard/Scotties opening draw photos from Emily Gray Photography

Courtesy of Emily Gray, here is a gallery of photos from the PEI  Tankard and Scotties opening draw on Wednesday evening, January 18. Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/emgrayphotography/?fref=ts for the latest pictures.

Click on a photo to enlarge, then use arrows or swipe on touch devices to view other photos.

Photos copyright Emily Gray 2017.

Annual Pink Ladies women’s funspiel set for Montague

The Montague Curling Rink presents its annual PINK LADIES FUNSPIEL,
February 24th & February 25th
Entry Fee $140/team
Guaranteed three 6-end games
* Finger foods Friday evening
*continental breakfast Saturday morning
*pot luck dinner Saturday evening provided BY the Montague ladies
*great prizes
Entry Deadline: February 20th
Send cheque payable to Montague
Curling Club and entry form to:
MONTAGUE CURLING RINK ATTN: LARRY RICHARDS
PO Box 806, MONTAGUE PE
EMAIL: MONTAGUECURLINGCLUB@PEI.AIBN.COM

Click link to download registration form:

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3 pm “A” section finals set at PEI Tankard, Scotties (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – The A section finals are set at the Tankard and Scotties provincial men’s and women’s curling championships. Both games will go at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex on Thursday at 3 p.m. Blair Jay of … Continue reading

Canadian Jr. Curling Ch’ships start Sat. in Victoria BC (Curling Canada)

VICTORIA — The 2017 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, presented by Ambrosia Apples, get underway Saturday at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt, B.C. (Photo, Cody Hall) It’ll be a Canadian Juniors … Continue reading

Adult Getting Started League week 2 – tonight in Charlottetown. New signups welcome!

The Adult Getting Started League continues tonight– at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from 8:30-10pm.  If you were not able to join us last week please feel free to join us tonight.  If you were there last week and you have some friends … Continue reading

Tankard and Scotties “A” Finals go today at the Silver Fox

There are two draws, at 10 am and 3 pm, today at the Tankard provincial men’s and Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women’s curling championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, with the men’s and women’s “A” … Continue reading

Men’s, women’s provincial curling ch’ships held in same venue this week (CBC PEI)

Curling fans on P.E.I. this week don’t have to travel very far  this week to see the top men’s and women’s players compete. Pilot project  For the first time, Curl Prince Edward Island is combining the Tankard and Scotties Tournament … Continue reading

PEI Ch’ships: Newson, MacKenzie, Jay, Gorveatt, MacPhee, Jackson win opening games (TC Media)

(by Jason Malloy) SUMMERSIDE-, P.E.I. – Jamie Newson scored singles in the final four ends to start the Prince Edward Island Tankard men’s curling championship with a 7-3 victory over Calvin Smith Wednesday in Summerside. Skip Jamie Newson yells during … Continue reading

Greater Ch’town Area Chamber of Commerce holding corporate curling bonspiel

Register your team by February 1st, 2017 for your chance to win a curling team happy hour! Get your team team of 4 or 2 together and join us for a fun filled day at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. PRIZES – TRIVIA … Continue reading

Sunday Fun Night – Jan. 22 at Cornwall – Open to all!

Sunday Fun Night Jan 22- 7pm Open to all members and non-members Come and have a fun 6 end game with family or friends! It’s a great way to introduce the game to a new curler that might be interested … Continue reading

Birt enjoying break from curling, but desire to compete remains strong (Guardian)

(by Jason Malloy) CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The skip with the most Prince Edward Island women’s curling titles is not competing at this year’s event but is far from ready to use the “R” word. Suzanne Birt has won nine of … Continue reading

Stick curling ch’ships set for Cornwall next month. Entries now closed

The Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home Provincial Stick Curling Championships, for two-person teams with Open (any combination male/female) and Women’s divisions, is set for February 7-9 (mornings and afternoons) at the Cornwall Curling Club. Entries have now closed, with 14 Open … Continue reading

Curling’s ch’ship week begins today, with PEI Scotties and Tankard opening ceremonies and 1st draw (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – It’s a big week for curling on Prince Edward Island. Curl P.E.I.’s two showcase events – Scotties and Tankard provincial women’s and men’s championships – will take place at the same venue and time as part of a … Continue reading

Reminder of Entry deadlines for Stick, Seniors, U18

Stick The PEI Stick Curling Championships, sponsored by Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home, for two-person teams with Open (any combination male/female) and Women’s divisions, is set for February 7-9 (mornings and afternoons) at the Cornwall Curling Club. Entry fee is … Continue reading

‘Must be genetic’: P.E.I. siblings off to curling nationals (CBC PEI)

(by Shane Ross) Two curlers from P.E.I. will have family close by when they compete at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Victoria, B.C., next week. Noah O’Connor is the second on the men’s team, while his younger sister Rachel … Continue reading

Adult Getting Started opening night a big success!

The first night of the ten-week Adult Getting Started in Curling program, which alternates between the Cornwall Curling Club and the Charlottetown Curling Complex, took place last evening at Cornwall, with 32 beginning curlers in attendance. Robyn Mattie from Curling … Continue reading

FREE George’s Deck and Recovery U13 Spiel has room for a few more curlers

The annual George’s Deck and Recovery Under 13 Funspiel takes place on Saturday, January 14th at the Montague Curling Rink. There is NO entry fee, and lunch is included. Three games are guaranteed. It’s open to the first 16 PEI … Continue reading

Silver Fox hosting PEI Scotties, Tankard, and Future Scotties/Tankard events this week

It’ll be a busy five days from January 18 to 22, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, as the six-sheet facility will be hosting both the Tankard PEI men’s curling championship and the Scotties Tournament … Continue reading

Curling #3 on ParticipAction Top 10 Favourite Fitness Activities for PEI (CBC PEI)

If you want to get fit there’s no need for a gym, say Prince Edward Islanders, but hopefully there’s a curling rink nearby. ParticipAction has released the results of a vote in the fall on Canadians’ favourite fitness activities. ParticipAction announced the top … Continue reading

Whitecap Junior Curling Camp set for Moncton in August

The 2017 Whitecap Summer Curling Camp for Juniors age 12-18, takes place at the Centre of Curling Excellence in Moncton New Brunswick from August 6-11. This camp uses a similar “all inclusive” format to previous Whitecaps, with meals and five nights … Continue reading

Draw times and teams for Warmup Spiel at Silver Fox this weekend

Here are the draw times and teams for this weekend’s January Warmup Spiel, sponsored by D. Alex MacDonald Ford, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, host club for next weekend’s Scotties and Tankard provincial women’s … Continue reading

Curler Brett Gallant finalist for Sr. Male Athlete of the Year at Sport PEI awards night on Feb. 8 (Sport PEI)

Charlottetown, PE – February 8th, 2017 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 43rd annual awards night at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall.  The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur … Continue reading

Venue change for Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships

The Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships, originally scheduled for the Crapaud Community Curling Club, will now be held at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Dates remain the same – February 24-28. Entry deadline is February 3, 2017, and entry fee is … Continue reading

PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay making return to Alberta Scotties, this time as skip (Calgary Sun)

(by Danel Austin)  There was always one thing Geri-Lynn Ramsay could count on throughout her curling career. Every year, she’d compete at the provincial curling championships, whether that was in Prince Edward Island or Alberta. Geri-Lynn Ramsay, formerly of Crystal … Continue reading

New Adult Getting Started League kicks off Thursday, with 1st night in Cornwall

The new Thursday evening Adult Getting Started instructional league for beginner curlers, which alternates between the Cornwall Curling Club and the Charlottetown Curling Complex through March 16, kicks off this Thursday, January 12 at Cornwall, from 8:30 to 10 pm. … Continue reading

Town of Cornwall hosting 55+ Games Feb. 20-24, with regular and stick curling at the Cornwall Curling Club

The Town of Cornwall will host the 2017 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games from February 20-24, 2017. All seniors are encouraged to participate in this fun, friendly competition. Events will include: hockey, pickleball, bowling, auction 45s, cribbage, curling, stick curling, contract … Continue reading

Curling and Mixed Doubles Curling included in 2023 Canada Winter Games, hosted in PEI

The Canada Games Council (CGC) has announced the final sports and disciplines selected for the 2023 Canada Winter Games that will be hosted in Prince Edward Island (PEI), and male and female curling, along with mixed doubles curling, are on the … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, pitches perfect game to win Canadian Open title (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — It’s safe to say Brad Gushue is back. The St. John’s, N.L., skip threw a perfect 100 percent in the Meridian Canadian Open men’s final Sunday to defeat Sweden’s Niklas Edin 8-3 and … Continue reading

Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel going ahead at 2 pm

The Montague Curling Club announced that they will be going ahead with the final games of the Cody Dixon Memorian Bonspiel today. Games will begin at 2:00pm and be shortened to 4 ends for whatever teams are able to make it. … Continue reading

Cody Dixon Memorial Spiel day 3 delayed until 2 pm

Due to weather and road conditions, the start time for the final day of the Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel has been delayed until 2 pm. Check with the Montague Curling Club for any further postponements before heading to the rink. … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, steals spot in 1 pm Canadian Open final vs. Edin (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — No hammer? No problem for Brad Gushue. The St. John’s, N.L., native never held the hammer during his Meridian Canadian Open semifinal match against Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., but stole … Continue reading

Entries have closed for Masters, Future Scotties, Future Tankard

Entries closed at midnight for the Curl PEI Provincial Masters Curling Championships,  for curlers age 60 and over, and for the Future Tankard and Future Scotties developmental events for curlers under age 21. Masters The PEI Masters Curling Championships take … Continue reading

Fox Township Funspiel scheduled for next weekend postponed

The Township Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Open Funspiel, open to everyone 19 years of age and older, originally scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday January 13 and 14  at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside has been … Continue reading

Fox Warmup Spiel rescheduled until next weekend

Due to ice plant problems, the D. Alex MacDonald Ford Warmup Spiel at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex is postponed until next weekend. Schedule TBA.   … Continue reading

Spirit of Sandra Scholarships now accepting applications for 2017. Deadline is May 12

For the past 4 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. Brooks Roche (2015)  and Veronica Smith (2014) from PEI are among previous recipients of this scholarship. These $5,000 Canadian Junior Curling Scholarships are … Continue reading

Adult Learn to Curl starts Tues. in West Prince

An eight-week Learn to Curl program is starting Tuesday January 10th at 6:30 pm at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary and rotating each week between Maple Leaf and the Western  Community Curling Club in Alberton. Clean sneakers are … Continue reading

Meet and Greet/Fundraiser for Team Lenentine – PEI Jr. Women’s Champs

The Lauren Lenentine rink, PEI’s 2017 Junior Women’s Curling Champions, are heading to Victoria BC from Jan. 21-29 to represent PEI at the Canadian championships. A “Meet and Greet” Fundraiser in their honour is being held at the Cornwall Civic … Continue reading

Warmup Spiel on Arena Ice for 2019 Canada Winter Games age teams

The New Brunswick Curling Association and the Center for Curling Excellence present: East Coast U16 ½* Canada Winter Games Warm-Up Spiel This event is open to any teams from around the world. This is a great opportunity to play in … Continue reading

Montague hosting Fair Isle Ford men’s funspiel

The Fair Isle Ford men’s funspiel goes February 17 and 18 at the Montague Curling Club, with $120/team entry fee guaranteeing three games. Entertainment Saturday afternoon, barbecue Sat. evening. To register, contact Larry at (902) 838-2513 or montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com. … Continue reading

Junior Performance Clinic with Adam Casey on Jan. 11

An on-ice Performance Clinic for PEI Junior Curlers will be held on Wednesday, January 11, from 5-8 pm at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. The clinic is being organized by Adam Casey, a former Canadian Junior … Continue reading

January entry deadlines for Future Scotties/Tankard, plus Masters (60+), Stick, Seniors (50+)

Five Curl PEI provincial championships — the Future Scotties (jr. women) and  Future Tankard (jr. men), the Masters, for age 60+,  (2 person) Stick Curling, and the Seniors (age 50+) all have entry deadlines in January. Enter all events online … Continue reading

Junior Curling starting at Ch’town, Cornwall. New curlers, incl. those from Curling 101, welcome!

The holiday season is over, and it’s time to curl! Junior curling programs, including those in the Charlottetown and Cornwall areas, are getting underway across the Island, and all are open to new curlers including those who have participated in … Continue reading

Please share: New Adult Getting Started Curling League getting underway in Ch’town/Cornwall area

Adults interested in participating in the Olympic sport of curling are invited to take part in the new “Getting Started” league, on Thursdays from 8:30-10 pm, running from January 12 through March 16, 2017, and alternating between the Cornwall Curling Club … Continue reading

PEI’s Suzanne Birt takes break from curling (CBC PEI)

‘I will be back!’ vows former world junior champion. (by Sara Fraser) P.E.I. curler Suzanne Birt has decided to take a break from the sport for the first time since childhood.  ‘I really needed the mental break from competing,’ says … Continue reading

Fox Warmup Spiel attracts 18 teams (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – A total of 18 teams will compete in the D. Alex MacDonald Ford January warm-up spiel at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside this weekend. The event is a tune-up for the upcoming Scotties … Continue reading

Opening Draws for this weekend’s Cody Dixon Memorial spiel in Montague

Here are the Friday January 6 opening draws for the Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel at the Montague Curling Rink. This first annual bonspiel is in memory 23-year old Cody Dixon who passed away suddenly after a brief illness on September … Continue reading

Eighteen Teams to play in D. Alex MacDonald Ford Jan. Warmup spiel this weekend in S’Side

Eighteen teams will participate in the D. Alex MacDonald Ford January Warm Up Spiel, which starts  this Friday January 6 at 5:30 pm and wraps up Saturday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, host of … Continue reading

Township Chev, Buick, GMC Open Funspiel at the Fox looking for more teams

The Township Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Open Funspiel, open to everyone 19 years of age and older, takes place Friday and Saturday January 13 and 14 2017 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. They are currently looking … Continue reading

George’s Deck & Recovery U13 Spiel: No entry fee, three games, free lunch!

The best deal in curling is on again at the Montague Curling Rink. The annual George’s Deck and Recovery Under 13 Funspiel takes place on Saturday, January 14th. There is NO entry fee, and lunch is included. Three games are … Continue reading

Curling starts tonight in Belfast, arena curling very popular at Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris

Besides PEI’s 7 dedicated curling facilities, there is also curling, on arena ice, one night a week at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, and at the Belfast Recreation Centre. Curling in Souris goes Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7:15 pm. … Continue reading

Wendy’s U16 Junior Developmental League resumes on Sat. Jan. 7

    The Wendy’s Under 16 Development League, which takes place on selected Saturday mornings at the Cornwall Curling Club, picks up again with Week 5, this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 and 10:30am.  Remaining draw dates are: Jan 28, … Continue reading

Pepsi Junior Curling Championship Winners Circle

Following today’s final games at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club, it was time to present the trophies to the winners and runners-up, as well as the certificates to the winners of the Asham Coaching … Continue reading

Tyler Smith, Lauren Lenentine rinks sweep Pepsi Juniors. Ch’ship round not required.

Both the Tyler Smith junior men’s rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club, and the Lauren Lenentine junior women’s team from the Cornwall Curling Club continued their winning ways this afternoon, going undefeated and sweeping all three sections of the Modified … Continue reading

Tankard, Scotties entries closed: 8 Tankard teams, 4 Scotties rinks entered. Jan. 6 deadline for Future, Masters events

Entries closed at midnight for the Tankard Provincial Men’s and the Scotties Provincial Women’s curling championships, which are scheduled for January 18-24 at the six sheet Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Eight Tankard teams and four … Continue reading

First annual bonspiel pays tribute to Cody Dixon (E. Graphic)

On the weekend of January 6 to 8, the Montague Curling Club will be filled with the friends, family and fellow curlers of 23-year old Cody Dixon who passed away suddenly after a brief illness on September 11, 2016. Organized … Continue reading

Smith, Lenentine rinks in control at Juniors (TC Media)

MONTAGUE – The Tyler Smith rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, and the Lauren Lenentine foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club are in control at the Pepsi provincial junior curling championships. Both rinks have won the first two of three … Continue reading

Tyler Smith, Lauren Lenentine teams win 1st 2 sections, have big advantage going into Thursday play at Pepsi Juniors

The Tyler Smith junior men’s rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, and the Lauren Lenentine junior women’s foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club have both won the first two of three sections of the Modified Triple Knockout draw, and now … Continue reading

Kenmac Energy Funspiel, Jan. 13-14 at Cornwall with live music by Tip ‘er Back

The annual Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel takes place the evening of Friday, January 13, and all day on Saturday the 14th at the Cornwall Curling Club, and is open to Club members, members of other clubs, and to non-members. Team … Continue reading

Team photos from Pepsi Juniors

Here are team photos from the Pepsi Juniors.  Team Burris Team Ching Team Devin Schut Team Ferguson Team Lenentine Team Lowery Team Mackay Team Mitchell Schut Team Noye Team Smith … Continue reading

Photos from Pepsi Juniors Draw Two Practice and Games

Here is a gallery of photos from Draw Two of the Pepsi Juniors, which got underway today at the Montague Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows to go ahead and back.  … Continue reading

Photo gallery from Pepsi Juniors Opening Ceremonies

Here is a gallery of photos from the opening ceremonies at the Pepsi Junior Curling Championships. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows to go ahead and back. … Continue reading

Photos from Pepsi Juniors Draw One practice and games

Here is a gallery of photos from Draw One of the Pepsi Juniors, which got underway today at the Montague Curling Club. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows to go ahead and back. … Continue reading

Wednesday morning “A” section finals set at Pepsi Juniors

Two draws and the opening ceremonies took place today at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club, and the junior men’s and women’s finalists for the first of three modified triple-knockout sections have been determined from … Continue reading

Video: Pepsi Juniors opening ceremonies – Team procession

Here’s video of the teams marching in at this afternoon’s opening ceremonies at the Pepsi Juniors at the Montague Curling Club. … Continue reading

Pepsi Juniors opening draw going ahead as scheduled

This morning’s 11 am opening draw of the Pepsi Provincial Juniors Curling Championships is going ahead as scheduled. Teams are asked to drive carefully and give themselves plenty of time to get to the Montague Curling Club. … Continue reading

Pepsi Junior Curling Ch’ships start tomorrow (Tues.) in Montague

The PEI Pepsi Provincial Juniors Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under age 21, take place at the Montague Curling Rink from Dec. 27-30 2016, with 5 junior men’s and 5 junior women’s teams, with members from … Continue reading

Entry deadline reminder: Dec. 28 for Scotties, Tankard, Jan. 6 for Masters, Future Tankard/Scotties

    Curlers are reminded that Wednesday, December 28, 2016 is the entry deadline for the Scotties provincial women’s and the Tankard provincial men’s championships, while Friday, January 6 is the deadline to enter the Future Scotties and Future Tankard … Continue reading

Fox Warmup Spiel expanding to take up to 24 teams

Signup at the Warmup Spiel, Jan. 6-7 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, host of the PEI Tankard and Scotties this season, has been red hot, and they’ve decided to expand the event to take up to … Continue reading

Reminder: Christmas Classic at the Fox on Dec. 28 – with 16U and Little Rock divisions

This is a reminder that the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside is hosting the Christmas Classic kids bonspiel, with Little Rock and 16 and Under divisions. This one day only event goes Wednesday, Dec. 28, starting at 9 am. … Continue reading

Opening ceremonies set for Pepsi Juniors

The opening ceremonies for the Pepsi Provincial Junior (Under 21) Curling Championships will take place on Tuesday, December 27 at 2:45 pm. The Pepsi Juniors take place from December 27 to 30 at the Montague Curling Rink.  Live results at: peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2185 Event … Continue reading

Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel: Room for just 6 more teams

The 1st Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel takes place January 6-8, 2017 at the Montague Curling Club. The event has room for only six more teams. $125/team – guaranteed 3 games Curlers ages 16+ Register with Larry at the Montague Curling … Continue reading

Curling 101, held at Charlottetown, Cornwall on the weekend was a big success!

Curling 101 in the Charlottetown area wrapped up with three sessions on Sunday afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with 158 people — students and their parents or guardians, participating in the on-ice program. The final count (there were some … Continue reading

Montague Curling Club to receive $112,702 in Prov. and Fed funding to assist with infrastructure upgrades (ACOA)

Infrastructure Upgrades Coming to Montague Recreational Facilities Improvements to curling rink, pool facility and community rental room will benefit residents and visitors December 19, 2016 – Montague, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Communities need a variety of public infrastructure … Continue reading

Journal flashback from 25 years ago: MacFadyen beats brother to win cashspiel

Here’s a flashback to 25 years ago, in today’s Journal Pioneer “Down Memory Lane” section. … Continue reading

Silver Fox hosting Township Chev/Buick/GMC Funspiel

The Township Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Open Funspiel, open to everyone 19 years of age and older, takes place Friday and Saturday January 13 and 14 2017 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Entry is limited to … Continue reading

Draw set for Pepsi Provincial Junior (U21) Ch’ships at Montague

The PEI Pepsi Provincial Juniors Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under age 21, takes place at the Montague Curling Rink from Dec. 27-30 2016, with 5 junior men’s and 5 junior women’s teams, with members from … Continue reading

Huge turnout for Curling 101 today at Cornwall. More sessions Sunday at Ch’town. #Curling101

Around 100 students, most of whom attended off-ice Rocks and Rings sessions at their schools,  along with parents and guardians, signed up for one of three FREE Curling 101 on-ice sessions at the Cornwall Curling Club this afternoon. As well … Continue reading

Adult Getting Started Curling League planned for new year in Ch’town/Cornwall area

Adults interested in participating in the Olympic sport of curling are invited to take part in the new “Getting Started” league, on Thursdays from 8:30-10 pm, running from January 12 through March 16, 2017, and alternating between the Cornwall Curling Club … Continue reading

Entry deadlines: Dec. 28 for Scotties, Tankard, Jan. 6 for Future Tankard/Scotties, and Masters

Curlers are reminded that Wednesday, December 28, 2016 is the entry deadline for the Scotties provincial women’s and the Tankard provincial men’s championships, while Friday, January 6 is the deadline to enter the Future Scotties and Future Tankard developmental events … Continue reading

Christmas Classic at the Fox on Dec. 28 – with 16U and Little Rock divisions

The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside is hosting the Christmas Classic kids bonspiel, with Little Rock and 16 and Under divisions. This one day only event goes Wednesday, Dec. 28, starting at 9 am. The Little Rock division includes … Continue reading

O’Connor Glass Quick Cashspiel draw set for Sat. eve, Sun. morning at Cornwall

Here is the draw for the O’Connor Glass Quick Cashspiel, Saturday evening and Sunday morning  at the Cornwall Curling Club. Four men’s teams and 4 women’s rinks have signed up, so there will be separate men’s and women’s sections. All … Continue reading

Reminder: Curling 101 this weekend at Cornwall, Charlottetown for area students and their parents/guardians

Curl PEI is conducting Curling Canada Rocks and Rings in-school curling programs at many Island schools. As a follow-up, local curling clubs are offering FREE on-ice “Introduction to Curling” sessions for both students and their parents/guardians. These on-ice sessions are … Continue reading

Wendy’s U16 Developmental League resumes this Saturday at Cornwall

The ten team Under 16 Developmental League, sponsored by Wendy’s, resumes this Saturday morning at the Cornwall Curling Club, with teams from several Island clubs taking part. Six of the teams have just returned from Curl Moncton, where they participated … Continue reading

CWC U16 Jr. Bonspiel to be held in Fredericton NB in January

The CWC U16 Junior Bonspiel, for curlers born on or after July 1, 2000, is scheduled for January 20-22, 2017 at the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton NB. Entry fee is $160 per team. There are two divisions: 1) U16 Competitive … Continue reading

Special Olympics PEI looking for curling volunteers

Special Olympics PEI is in search of 1-2 awesome volunteers to help enrich lives through the sport of curling in both Summerside and Charlottetown. Our volunteers help provide sporting opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability through sport. Program Volunteering … Continue reading

Cornwall holding Drop-In Curling this Friday evening

The Cornwall Curling Club’s next Curling Drop-in session is coming up on Friday, Dec 9th at 7:00 pm. Be there by 6:45 for team setup. It’s PIZZA night so stop in for a night of fun!  All are welcome – drop … Continue reading

Five Jr. Women’s and an equal number of Junior Men’s teams to compete in Pepsi Juniors

Entries closed at midnight for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, with five Junior Women’s and an equal number of Junior Men’s teams, from five PEI curling clubs, signed up. The PEI Pepsi Juniors Curling Championships, with … Continue reading