The PEI Pepsi Juniors Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under 21, take place at the Montague Curling Club from Dec. 27-31 2016. Entry deadline is midnight tonight (Tues. Dec. 6, 2016), and entry fee is $170 per team plus participant fees of $39 per player. Last year’s winners were the Katie Fullerton rink from Cornwall, and the Matthew MacLean foursome from the Maple Leaf and Cornwall clubs. This year’s winners advance to the 2017 Canadian Junior (Under 21) Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, to be staged Jan. 21-29 at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt (a suburb of Victoria BC), using the facility’s hockey arena and six-sheet curling rink to decide which teams will represent Canada at the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The New Brunswick Curling Association Centre of Curling Excellence (CCE), located at Curl Moncton, has launched its new website, at www.ccetraining.ca. The CCE is “a year-round training facility for the sport of curling, providing programs, clinics, and curling campsfor all levels of curling that focus on improving athletes and coaches.”
The new site has information and dates for their 2017 camps. High Performance Celebrities will include (depending on the camp) Rachel Homan, Kaitlyn Lawes, Russ Howard, Adam Kingsbury, (Curling Canada Mental Performance Coach) and Jim Waite (National & Olympic Coach for Curl Canada). Other Celebrities are being confirmed.
The Island Petroleum Cashspiel wrapped up on Sunday afternoon at the Silver Fox Community Complex in Summerside, with the rink of Phil Gorveatt, Kevin Champion, Mike Dillon, and Mark Butler defeating the host club team of Tim Hockin, Darren Higgins, Mike Spencer, and Jonathan Greenan in the final. Robert Campbell of Charlottetown beat Crapaud’s Calvin Smith in the A Consolation game, while Leo Stewart of the Fox beat Tyler Smith of Crapaud in the Consolation final. Organizers for this annual event were Blair Jay and Lou Nowlan.
Photo (L-R): Mark Butler, Mike Dillon, Kevin Champion, Phil Gorveatt, organizer Blair Jay
DEC. 9TH AND 10TH
6 End games. Guaranteed 3 games, great prizes to be won. Open to either men’s, women’s or mixed teams. This is a 19 and over event. Hogged rock – pay a dollar to the food bank. Roasted pig dinner on Saturday. Contact Larry Richards @ 902-838-2513 or email email@example.com
Team entry is $140 or $120 with one new curler. 50 – 50 proceeds to the Food Bank.
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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 also open to attendees from schools in the area that have not had in-school sessions. Children must be at least 5 years of age to participate.
There are upcoming FREE on-ice sessions at the Cornwall Curling Club on Saturday Dec. 17 and at the Charlottetown Curling Club on Sunday Dec. 18. Times on both days are 1, 2, and 3 pm.
Please pre-register for these sessions by contacting the Cornwall Curling Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 566-4427 for Saturday sessions or the Charlottetown Curling Club at email@example.com or (902) 892-7467 for the Sunday ones. Let them know the time that is best for you, and they will confirm your registration.
Attendees are requested to bring clean sneakers to wear on the ice, to wear a warm sweater and a light jacket, plus gloves or mitts. A hockey or bicycle helmet is required for children 12 years of age or under.
BRANDON, Man. – The two ex-roommates battled it out for a lot more than just bragging rights Sunday night, and this time it was Reid Carruthers that has a lot to talk about.
The 31-year-old Winnipeg skip made a delicate hit-and-stick to score three in the ninth end in defeating the Brad Gushue team from St. John’s, skipped by Mark Nichols 8-5 Sunday to capture the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, men’s title.
Carruthers and Nichols were roommates for two curling seasons (2012-14) while playing for Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton – Carruthers was the second while Nichols played lead. Many a time since Nichols has been the victor, but not this time.
With the win, Carruthers, third Braeden Moskowy, second Derek Samagalski, lead Colin Hodgson and coach Dan Carey secure a berth to the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa next December to determine Canada’s four-player representative at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. The only other men’s team with a Trials berth already sewn up is Calgary’s Kevin Koe.
Carruthers called the victory in the same arena where he won the 2015 provincial men’s title the biggest of his career as a skip.
Mark Nichols directs his sweepers during Sunday night’s Home Hardware Canada Cup final. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
“With this field, man. Tough field. I’m ecstatic. I’m almost speechless to be honest,” said Carruthers. “Playing a team like that that’s ranked first on CTRS (the Canadian Team Ranking System) for a reason. They’ve been very, very consistent, the most consistent team all season long.
“We knew we had to play really good, and there was just one big shot that changed the game. It could have gone either way.”
Despite the win, Carruthers feels his team can still be better.
“We didn’t run through this field undefeated. There’s always ways to improve. We’ll have to sit down with Coach and talk about some of the things we did right for a little while and work at some of the things we can do better.”
Nichols was supported by Charley Thomas at third (substituting for Gushue), second Brett Gallant, lead Geoff Walker and coach Jules Owchar.
Nichols and Gushue won the 2006 gold medal in Turin, Italy. That year, Gushue threw last rocks but second Russ Howard skipped while Nichols was the third and Jamie Korab the lead.
Carruthers picks up $22,000 – $14,000 for the winning the final and $8,000 for its four round-robin victories. The Gushue team collects a total of $17,000 including $9,000 for reaching the final.
The victory also means Carruthers will be one of the teams representing North America at the 2017 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Boyd Gaming, to be held in Las Vegas Jan. 12-15.
Carruthers was happier about the trip to Vegas than the Trials berth because he believed his team and Gushue’s will both qualify for Ottawa anyway based on CTRS points.
“For my team that’s never had that international experience, I can’t ask for a better thing,” said Carruthers.
Carruthers forced Nichols to draw to take one in the first end, then had an open draw for two in the second after Nichols missed on the back end of a double takeout. In the third end, Carruthers made a nice raise takeout to sit four to make Nichols draw the four-foot to get his single point for a 2-2 tie.
An attempt by Carruthers to draw the four-foot for two slid long and he had to settle for a single in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. Facing three in the fifth end, Nichols had to draw the button to tie the game 3-3.
Carruthers made a delicate, soft pick of Nichols’ shot rock to score two in the sixth end to take a 5-3 lead. But Nichols responded with two in the seventh, drawing the four-foot to tie the game for the third time. The game’s first blank end came in the eighth.
Then came the decisive end. Nichols tried to steal by attempting to bury a rock with his last shot but it slid too far and Carruthers was able to punch it out to score a huge three points.
“I wouldn’t say it’s just that shot. We left a few shots on the table through the whole game,” said Nichols. “We battled to get back in it, and we kind of went all or nothing in that ninth end to try to get a steal and my last one was too heavy and not good enough.”
He had a hard time finding the positives out of such a tough loss so soon after it was done.
“I’m pretty disappointed right now,” said a despondent Nichols. “We really, really wanted to win this event.”
The big event the team has its eyes on now is the Tim Hortons Brier because it’s set to be played in their hometown in March. It’s been circled on their calendar for a long time.
“We’ve never got a chance to play in the Brier at home,” said Nichols, who expects to have Gushue back calling the shots at a Grand Slam event next week in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. “This is lifetime opportunity, a chance to show the province and the city off to all curling fans. It’s a chance to show what we’re made of in the biggest event in curling.”
Carruthers’ triumph also meant home-province teams swept the titles in Brandon. Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg won her third Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s title by downing Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 9-5 in the women’s final Sunday afternoon.
The Jim Sullivan Curling Classic wrapped up this afternoon at the Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John, with the Sylvie Robichaud rink from Moncton, and the Jean-Michel Menard foursome from Quebec winning the cashspiel. Menard beat Moncton’s James Grattan 6-1 in the final, after edging Mike Kennedy, also of Moncton, 5-4 in the semi-final. Robichaud stole the final end to shade Christie Gamble of Halifax 5-4 in the final, after stealing a deuce in an extra end to get by Heidi Hanlon of Saint John 5-3 in the semi. Menard goes home with $5000, while Robichaud receives $1700.
PEI’s Veronica Smith rink was up one coming home with last rock advantage in their quarter-final game against the Gamble team, but Gamble stole the eighth, and then stole the extra end for a 4-3 win. PEI’s Tyler Harris finished with a 2-3 win-loss record in the men’s section, just out of the playoffs.
Six teams from PEI are among the 30 rinks, divided into five divisions, participating in the second annual Youth Spiel and Canada Games Mini Development Camp at Curl Moncton, starting on Friday, and wrapping up Sunday afternoon. This event was open to curlers under the age of 18, but is specifically targeted for teams of the required age for the 2019 Canada Winter Games i.e. born on or after July 1, 2000.
The event also includes a developmental component, organized by the New Brunswick Curling Association Canada Games 2019 Selection Committee, with a number of top curling coaches and trainers providing development sessions to the curlers. Each team will play 4 six end games and will have 2 one hour development sessions.
Photo: Team Mitchell Schut at last year’s event
The Island rinks competing are all members of the Wendy’s Under 16 Developmental League, which takes place on selected Saturday mornings at the Cornwall Curling Club, and are skipped by Alexis Burris, Lauren Ferguson, Rachel MacLean, Chase MacMillan, and Mitchell Schut, all from the Cornwall club, along with Katie Shaw from the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Four PEI rinks took part in last year’s event, with the Mitchell Schut and Callie Wood PEI teams winning their divisions.
Curl Moncton is also co-hosting the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Curling Championships in April. The event, which will feature representatives of all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations in both genders (aged 17 and under as of June 30, 2016), will be co-hosted by Curl Moncton and the Superior Propane Centre, and is scheduled for April 18-22.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games will take place from February 15 until March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.
PEI’s Veronica Smith rink was up one coming home with last rock advantage in their quarter-final game against the Christie Gamble team from Halifax in the Jim Sullivan Curling Classic cashspiel, presented by WFG, at the Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John, but Gamble stole the eighth, and then stole the extra end for a 4-3 win. Heidi Hanlon of Saint John won the other quarter-final, 6-3 over Shelly Graham of Fredericton. Hanlon takes on Sylvie Robichaud of Curl Moncton in one of the noon semis, while Gamble faces another Monctonian, Denise Nowlan, in the other. The final is at 3 pm.
Over in the men’s section, the semis will see Quebec’s Jean-Michel Menard play Mike Kennedy, while James Grattan faces Stuart Thompson. PEI’s Tyler Harris finished with a 2-3 win-loss record, just out of the playoffs.
BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers has been to one of the highest peaks in the curling world before as one of the climbers. On Sunday, he hopes to take a step toward reaching the summit as the team leader.
Carruthers, who played second for the Jeff Stoughton squad that won the 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Regina, on Saturday night led his Winnipeg team into the final of the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. After frittering away a 5-1 lead in the semifinal, Carruthers manage to edge Toronto’s John Epping 6-5 in a tense extra end.
“We can learn a lot from that game. We felt the full nerves we’re going to feel (Sunday) in the final, so we have to take this as a learning experience and go have a good rest,” said Carruthers.
The Carruthers crew will take on Brad Gushue’s team from St. John’s, skipped by Mark Nichols, who played third for Stoughton alongside Nichols for two seasons (2012-2014), in the final Sunday night. Both teams finished the seven-team round robin with 4-2 records.
In addition to the first-place prize money of $14,000, the winners will receive a berth into the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa a year from now, an important plateau en route to the ultimate peak. It’s something both Carruthers and Nichols, who is filling in at skip for the injured Gushue, want badly.
“He’s my former roommate so I know a lot about him,” said Carruthers of Nichols. “We’re going to have to play even a little sharper than we did tonight. We had some really good ends, but that’s the beauty of 10 ends, you can’t take a couple off.”
For most of the round robin, Carruthers, third Braeden Moskowy, second Derek Samagalski, lead Colin Hodgson and coach Dan Carey were immersed in intense, tight games. Relaxing was not an option — at least not until they returned to their hotel rooms. Five of their games were grind-it-out skirmishes. They managed to win three of them and lose two close encounters. It just so happens the only game the team breezed through was its first upending Epping easily 8-3 in eight ends.
Despite that victory, Saturday’s semifinal wasn’t supposed to be easy. After losing its first three games, Epping’s team responded with four consecutive wins, including a 7-5 tiebreaker victory over Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock earlier Saturday.
Epping, third Mat Camm, second Pat Janssen, lead Tim March and coach Jim Wilson went from stone cold to white hot. Until Saturday night. At least the first half of the game.
The semifinal seemed to turn heavily in Carruthers’ favour in the fourth end when Epping, facing three, was forced to draw the four-foot just to get one. His draw, though, slid too far and he surrendered a steal of two to trail 3-0. Carruthers kept up the pressure in the fourth end and had Epping facing four as he drew the button to score one in the fifth end.
In the sixth, Carruthers bolted out to a 5-1 lead. It could have been worse if Epping hadn’t made a double with his last shot.
But just as it looked like Carruthers was going to breeze into Sunday’s final it turned tight, just like it did all week. Epping managed to pick up two in the seventh end to trail 5-3 when it looked like he’d only be able to get one.
John Epping watches his shot as Team Carruthers’ Derek Samagalski, top, and Colin Hodgson look on.
In the eighth, even though Carruthers had five rocks in the house, Epping welded his final shot to one of his own at the top of the button to sit two. Carruthers threw heavy weight at it but only managed to eliminate one reducing his lead to 5-4.
Despite a sweet double and roll partially behind cover by Epping with his final shot, Carruthers managed to spill it to blank the ninth end. Carruthers had an opportunity to finish Epping off with a draw that had relatively clear path to the button with Epping’s shot rock as backing. But it didn’t curl enough and just brushed it to go too far for an0ther Epping steal, forcing the extra end at 5-5.
In the 11th, Carruthers had a similar draw to the one he had in the 10th end but this time he wasn’t going to miss.
“I was doing by best not to remember what I did in (the 10th end). I had a chance for the win, we had a good end set up. The extra end, the biggest thing was I know my adrenalin is going to be going so I was trying to throw a guard and it worked,” said Carruthers.
Epping earned $5,000 for reaching the semifinal on top of the $2,000 per round-robin victory each team received.
“We fought hard and to have him throw his last one, I don’t think we can ask for more at that point. That’s the way we are. We’re gritty, we don’t give up. It was a great shot by Reid on his last one,” said Epping. “Midweek was looking pretty bad for us. It’s been a long week, a lot of close games for us, so it’s tiring, it’s exhausting.”
The winner of Sunday’s final will get $14,000 while the loser receives $9,000.
PEI’s Veronica Smith rink finished round robin play with a 3-1 win-loss record and has advanced to the 8:30 am quarter-final round of the WFG Jim Sullivan Curling Classic, which wraps up this afternoon at the Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John NB. The other PEI rink entered, the Tyler Harris men’s team, finished just out of the playoffs, with a 2-3 record. The semi-finals go at noon, with the women’s and men’s finals at 3.
(L-R): Smith, DiCarlo, Young, Quilty
The Smith rink, which includes third Jane DiCarlo, second Whitney Young, and lead stone Aleya Quilty, is playing the Christie Gamble rink of Halifax, with the winner facing Moncton’s Denise Nowlan in the semi-final round. The other quarter-final sees Shelly Graham of Fredericton battle Heidi Hanlon of Saint John, with the winner taking on Sylvie Robichaud of Moncton. The women’s event has a total purse of $5000.
The quarter-finals in the $15,300 total purse men’s event have defending champ Jamie Murphy taking on Stuart Thompson, James Grattan playing Glen MacLeod, Mike Kennedy vs. Paul Dexter, and Quebec’s Jean-Michel Menard facing Wayne Tallon.
Two PEI rinks are competing in the WFG Jim Sullivan Curling Classic, which got underway today, and wraps up on Sunday at the Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John NB.
The Tyler Harris rink, which includes third Tyler MacKenzie, second Sean Ramsay, and lead Mike Trudeau, is entered in the $15,300 total purse men’s division, while the Island team of skip Veronica Smith, third Jane DiCarlo, second Whitney Young, and lead Aleya Quilty is among the entrants on the women’s side, which has a purse of $5000.
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The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship got underway Sunday evening at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth NS. Here’s Team PEI, skipped by Veronica Smith, and Team NB, skipped by Charlie Sullivan, at the opening ceremonies. These two teams square off at … Continue reading →
The Foxy Lady spends a night at the Disco, with the 19th Annual Foxy Lady Women’s Funspiel at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex, Friday evening January 27, 2017, and all day Saturday the 28th. This event fills … Continue reading →
The PEI Pepsi Juniors Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under 21, take place at the Montague Curling Club from Dec. 27-31 2016, with entry deadline of Dec. 6, 2016, and entry fee of $170 per team … Continue reading →
(by Millicent McKay) Thane Campbell, curling; Bill Purcell, hockey; Gerard Smith, the 1977 Islanders; and Ian “Tex” MacDonald, softball and football, were inducted into the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Four new inductees took their place in … Continue reading →
There was a great turn-out today for the two sessions of Curling 101 held at the Montague Curling Club. Curling 101 is a follow-up to the Egg Farmers’ Rocks & Rings, presented by Curling Canada, in-school curling program, where area curling … Continue reading →
Twelve junior women’s, and ten junior men’s teams from all three Maritime Provinces are set to participate in the tenth annual “Fall Fling” cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, from … Continue reading →
The 54th edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship gets underway Sunday at the Mariners Centre at Yarmouth, N.S. Canada’s top mixed curling teams open play in the 2017 Canadian Mixed Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. (Photo, … Continue reading →
The 33rd Annual Curl for Cancer will be held at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on December 10th, 2016. Contact Lisa at (902) 316-0449 if you’d like to play or donate something to the auction or bake sale. 2016-curl-for-cancer-invitation Check out … Continue reading →
The Canadian Mixed Curling Championships get underway on Sunday in Yarmouth NS. PEI is represented by the Cornwall Curling Club team of Veronica, Tyler, and Sabrina Smith, along with Dylan Lowery. Selected games (see schedule) from this event will be broadcast … Continue reading →
SUMMERSIDE- On November 10th 2016 you will want to HURRY HARD into Credit Union Place to purchase your Early-Bird Road to the Roar Full Event Pass. Purchase the pass November 10th and select your seats before anyone else. Or purchase … Continue reading →
Canada Winter Games-age teams (those with all members born after July 1, 2000) are busy preparing to qualify for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer Alberta. There are two spiels coming up in the Fredericton New Brunswick area … Continue reading →
This is a reminder that Curl PEI is looking to create a list of all teams currently training with the 2019 Canada Winter Games as a goal. There will be a number of opportunities for athletes and coaches coming up over … Continue reading →
The O’Connor Glass “Quick Cashspiel” is set for December 17 and 18 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Teams play three games: Saturday at 5:30 and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 9:30am. Entry fee is $200 per team, with a payout of $100 … Continue reading →
There was only one PEI team in both the Junior Boys and the Junior Girls divisions of the Thistle St. Andrews Canada Winter Games bonspiel in Saint John New Brunswick on the weekend, but they both came home with cash … Continue reading →
PEI’s Robyn MacPhee foursome defeated the Ayami Ogasawara team from Sapporo Japan by a 6-2 score this afternoon to win the final of the 11th anniversary Royal LePage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic, a World Curling Tour event, in Kemptville Ontario. … Continue reading →
PEI’s Robyn MacPhee rink is in the money this weekend at the $17,500 total purse Royal LePage OVCA Women’s Classic in Kemptville Ontario. The Island squad edged the Sherry Middaugh foursome from Ontario 8-7 in the quarter-finals, to advance to … Continue reading →
The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its fourth annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 17th and Friday November 18th. A Masters Plus team has three players age 60 and over (“Masters”), and a fourth player age … Continue reading →
The annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel, open to all male and female Senior, Junior, and Travelers teams in the Maritime Provinces, goes Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dec 2, 3, & 4, 2016 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. First … Continue reading →
The Cornwall Curling Club hosts “The Ice Queens” Women’s Funspiel, Friday evening November 25 and all day Saturday, November 26. The event is pleased to welcome new sponsor Murphy’s Pharmacies. This spiel is open to female curlers from all clubs. … Continue reading →
For Canada’s top curlers, the journey to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea starts with the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place, Summerside, PEI from November 6-12 2017. Qualifiers from the Pre-Trials then advance to the … Continue reading →
The Veronica Smith team will be among the instructors for the Rock Star Junior Curling Program at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. This program is open to kids age 6 and up, and welcomes both new and experienced curlers. Registration and … Continue reading →
The Curl PEI Provincial Mixed Doubles Curling Championship takes place December 2-4, 2016 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. This two-person per team version of curling is now an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in … Continue reading →
Besides the seven dedicated curling facilities on PEI, there is also curling on arena ice at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, and the Belfast Recreation Centre. Souris Curling Club The “Souris Curling Club” got underway last evening at the … Continue reading →
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary has to change their Fun Day from November 5th to Nov. 12th, from 1 -4 pm. Afterschool curling will still start on Nov. 10th, with Stick curling … Continue reading →
The Truro Curling Club will be hosting the 2017 Subway Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Curling Championships from February 9-12, 2017. The entry deadline and eligibility forms will be due by January 9, 2017. The AUS entry fee for each team will be $200. 14 teams … Continue reading →
The Western Community Curling Club in Alberton is holding an Open House and Free Curling School, open to everyone, on November 2, 3 and 4 from 7-9 pm. No pre-registration required – just show up. Bring clean sneakers and wear … Continue reading →
The rocks are now on the ice, and curling is beginning at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Open house/curling school is set for Nov. 3 and 4, with leagues starting on the 6th. Photo: Ice … Continue reading →
The Tyler Smith rink was leading 3-1 this morning going into the seventh end of their eight-end qualifier game for the semi-final round at the 23rd BrokerLink OVCA invitational Junior Superspiel in the Ottawa area. However, the Hunter Clawson foursome … Continue reading →
PEI’s Tyler Smith rink picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, against Sam Mooibroek of Kitchener-Waterloo ON, and Pascal Michaud of Ajax ON at the BrokerLink OVCA Junior Superspiel invitational event in the Ottawa area. The Island squad now … Continue reading →
The 23rd annual BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel gets underway Friday morning at four Ottawa area curling clubs, and finishes with the finals at the Carleton Heights Curling Club at 5pm Atlantic on Sunday. There are junior men’s and junior women’s sections, … Continue reading →
The Wendy’s Under 16 Development League, which takes place on selected Saturday mornings at the Cornwall Curling Club, has been changed to add a tenth team – the Cruz Pineau rink from the Silver Fox. This will eliminate the weekly … Continue reading →
Tbe Crapaud Community Curling Club is holding a meeting for all members on Sunday October 30th at the curling club at 6 pm, to discuss the issue with their ice plant. District 17: Kellys Cross – Cumberland MLA Peter Bevan-Baker … Continue reading →
(by Colin MacLean) SUMMERSIDE – In 1973, Rod MacDonald watched his brother Peter win the provincial junior championship for Summerside and go on to nationals in Moncton. That was enough for Rod, he was sold on the sport and took … Continue reading →
The Montague Curling Rink are holding their annual Free Curling Lessons/Open House, on Nov. 7, 8 and 9, beginning at 6:30 each evening. Come any or all nights – no advance registration needed. The training is geared to adults, but … Continue reading →
Experienced female curlers are needed for the spare pool during the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov 13-19, 2016 in Yarmouth, NS. Please contact Nick Hilton at email@example.com for further information and details. … Continue reading →