Prov. Stick Curling Ch’ships start Tues. in Crapaud

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The PEI Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home 2 Person Stick Curling Championships take place Feb. 9-11 2016 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.  On Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon the 12 teams in the Open division (any combination of men and women) will play a two pool single round robin, while the five teams in the Women’s division will play a one pool single round robin.

The playoffs go Thursday with the second and third place round robin teams in the Open pools crossing over to play the third and second place teams respectively, in the other pool at 10:45 am, with the winners taking on the 1st place teams at noon. The winners of the semis advance to the 2:30 pm finals.

In the Women’s section, the 2nd and 3rd place teams play in the noon semi, with the winner facing the first place team in the 2:30 pm final.

Last year’s Open winners were the Barry Craswell/Sterling Stratton duo from the Cornwall Curling Club, while the Cornwall twosome of Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert won the Women’s division. Both teams are back this year.

End by end results will be available at PEICurling.com/scoreboard and on the event website: PEICurling.com/stick20152016

Round Robin Pools

Open Pool A Open Pool B Women Pool C
a Hackett 1 Peters W1 Andrews
b Leard 2 Marsh W2 Clarke
c Chowan 3 Callaghan W3 Doiron
d Gill 4 Field W4 Reid
e Munro 5 Higginbotham W5 Murphy
f Stratton 6 Stewart

Schedule

Date Time Draw # Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Tues. Feb. 9 9:30am 1 Peters v Marsh Callaghan v Field Andrews v Clarke Doiron v Reid
10:45am 2 Murphy v Andrews Hackett v Leard Chowan v Gill Higginbotham v Stewart
12noon 3 Munro v Stratton Stewart v Peters Marsh v Callaghan Clarke v Doiron
2:30pm 4 Reid v Murphy Gill v Munro Stratton v Hackett Leard v Chowan
3:45pm 5 Marsh v Stewart Hackett v Chowan Field v Higginbotham Peters v Callaghan
Wed.
Feb. 10
9:30am 6 Andrews v Doiron Field v Stewart Leard v Munro Gill v Stratton
10:45am 7 Peters v Field Clarke v Reid Callaghan v Stewart Marsh v Higginbotham
12noon 8 Leard v Gill Chowan v Stratton Doiron v Murphy Andrews v Reid
2:30pm 9 Callaghan v Higginbotham Clarke v Murphy Marsh v Field Hackett v Munro
3:45pm 10 Chowan v Munro Peters v Higginbotham Hackett v Gill Leard v Stratton
Thurs.
Feb. 11
10:45am 11 Q1 (O) Q2 (O)
12noon 12 SEMI (O) 1 SEMI (W) SEMI (O) 2
2:30pm 13 FINAL (O) FINAL (W)

Team Rosters

Open Division (any combo of men/women)

Player 1 Player 2 Club
Walter Callaghan Roger Gavin Western
Vern Chowan Ernie Stavert Cornwall
Paul Field Bryan Sutherland Cornwall
Joe Gill Wayne MacPherson Cornwall
Alvin Hackett Victor Hogan Western
Bazil Higginbotham Sterling Higginbotham Montague
Bob Leard Howard MacNeil Montague
Glen Marsh Ensor Waite Crapaud
Ed Munro Carole Munro Crapaud
Leonard Peters Ruth Walsh Crapaud
Floyd Stewart Gordon MacDonald Montague
Sterling Stratton Barry Craswell Cornwall

Women’s Division

Player 1 Player 2 Club
Ann Andrews Phyllis Stretch Crapaud
Gloria Clarke Ruth Stavert Cornwall
Joan Doiron Jane Peters Crapaud
Shirley Murphy Frances Ellsworth Western
Etta Reid Myrna Craswell Cornwall

The top four open division teams in the semis and the final, along with the top two women’s rinks from this year’s event earn the right to compete in the Maritime Stick Curling Championships, March 16-18 at the Cornwall Curling Club.

The top two Open division teams also earn the right to compete in the 2016 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, March 21-23 in Vernon BC. This is an “open entry” event, but reserves entries for the top two teams from each of BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.

In stick curling there are two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. Two curlers, one from each team, alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end. The roles are then reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. No stone may be removed from play until the fourth stone of each end. Games are six ends and take about an hour to play. For more information on stick curling, visit www.canadianstickcurling.ca.

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Halifax Curling Club “Rockin’ Again” (Curling Canada)

The sign above the front door reads, “We’re Rockin’ Again,” and inside it’s true. Ladies here for the Tuesday morning league are finally set to hit the ice at the Halifax Curling Club — the first time they’ve been able to do so in almost a year.

The sign in front of the Halifax Curling Club says it all (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

The sign in front of the Halifax Curling Club says it all (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

On February 15, 2015, at around 10 a.m., the roof of the ice shed here collapsed under the weight of heavy snow and ice. The sound and force was so strong it woke neighbours and blew the side doors open. When the dust settled and emergency crews could get inside, they discovered that all four sheets were demolished but that the upstairs and downstairs lounges were basically intact.

More importantly, they didn’t find anyone inside. “That’s the silver lining in all of this,” says Club President Grahame Usher. “It really could have been tragic, but because it wasn’t — nobody was inside or hurt — then we knew we could rebuild.”

That rebuild began in September after club members overwhelmingly voted to do so in June. The ice shed now has a new roofline to better deal with snow loads, there’s new glass to the lounges, new LED lighting and a cedar ceiling. Luckily, they didn’t have to replace the slab under the ice or the coolant pipes.

Also remaining is a single beam from the original ice shed and the numbers “1-8-2-4” that hung above each sheet and somehow survived the collapse. Both are a nod to the history of the Halifax Curling Club, established in 1824 and one of the oldest continuously operating curling clubs in North America.

“We’re quite pleased with what we’ve got,” says Usher of the new ice shed. “It’s one of those situations when you rebuild, you never know what the final product is going to look like. But it’s really exceeded our expectations, and the membership is more than pleased with what they see.”

Halifax Curling Club president Grahame Usher stands on the ice of the newly refurbished club (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

Halifax Curling Club president Grahame Usher stands on the ice of the newly refurbished club (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

It wasn’t easy getting to this point, though, of course. Usher says the insurance and construction companies were “fabulous” to work worth, but that one of the bigger challenges was getting the proper city permits, which delayed the beginning of construction by four or five weeks.

One ongoing challenge will be retaining members, many of whom played elsewhere last year after the four other clubs in the city generously provided ice time. Before the collapse, the club had about 200 members; now there are fewer.

Usher is hopeful those numbers will go up, however, no doubt boosted by the response at the grand opening weekend on January 30 – 31.

“On the Saturday alone we probably had 200 to 300 people go through here, and we signed up quite a few new members, which is great,” he says. “People are surprised by how classy and stunning it is, and we’re just delighted to be back for curling and the community as a whole as well.”

Out on the ice, it’s clear the ladies here for the Tuesday morning league are delighted too. Even after a few photos to mark the first draw in the new ice shed, almost everyone keeps smiles on their faces.

A few minutes later, the leads are set, sweepers ready. Someone yells, “1-2-3!” and that familiar sound of stones sliding over pebble fills the space.

The Halifax Curling Club is indeed rockin’ again.

Story by Jordan Whitehouse

The first rock is thrown to mark the return to curling at the repaired Halifax Curling Club (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

The first rock is thrown to mark the return to curling at the repaired Halifax Curling Club (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)

Click to read at Curling Canada

Final reminder: U16 and Mixed deadlines are today

Curlers are reminded of the following two events which have a deadline of 11:59 pm today.

At the moment there are four girl’s teams and only one boy’s team signed up for the Under 16 championships, and seven teams signed up for the Mixed.

Mixed

The Western Community Curling Club in Alberton will host the PEI Mixed Curling Championship Feb. 26 to March 1, 2016. Entry deadline is Feb. 5. Entry fee is $180 per team, plus $36 per player Curling Canada competitor fee. The winning team will advance to the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 14-19, 2016, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, NS. Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website PEICurling.com/mixed20152016.

U16

The PEI Under 16 Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under the age of 16 years, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from Feb. 26-28, 2016. Entry deadline is Feb. 5, 2016, and entry fee is $100 per team. Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website: PEICurling.com/under1620152016

Enter these events online at PEICurling.com

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Capital City Junior Slam to be held on arena ice in Fredericton NB

New Brunswick Junior Curling and the City of Fredericton present the Capital City Junior Curling Slam, April 8-10 2016 on arena ice at Willie O’Ree place in Fredericton NB.

An invitation is extended to junior curlers across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

Details:

Slam timing and rules. A little different then regular play.

5 rock rule

Rocks are those that were used in the 2013 World Championships.

Entry fee: $340 per team

Guaranteed three (possibly four) games.

Timed and Officiated.

If full registration realized then payout of 60%.

Looking for 16 teams – 8 junior women’s and 8 junior men’s. Possibility to have 20 in total.

No Little Rock teams will be allowed to play as they have the ice the weekend before.

Registration will be available next week online at: www.nbcurling.com

Registration cost is $340 per team. Deadline to register is March 25.

For more info, contact:

John J. Corbin
25 Lansdown Ave
Oromocto, New Brunswick
E2V 4J7
Phone: 506-357-6174
E-mail: jjcorbiniv@gmail.com

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PEI Firefighters Curling Champs

Here’s a photo of the Leo Stewart rink from the Summerside Fire Department, who recently repeated as winners of the PEI Firefighters Curling Championship, beating the Bob Smith rink from Montague in the final at the Montague Curling Rink. The Summerside foursome now advances to the the national Firefighters championship in Truro, from April 8-16.

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Photo (from left): Peter MacDonald (Provincial Director), Leo Stewart (skip), Gordon MacFadyen (3rd), Chad Praught (2nd), and Jim Arsenault (lead)

Entry Deadlines (U16 and Mixed deadlines are Friday)

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Curlers are reminded of the following upcoming PEI curling championship entry deadlines:

MixedThe Western Community Curling Club in Alberton will host the PEI Mixed Curling Championship Feb. 26 to March 1, 2016. Entry deadline is Feb. 5. Entry fee is $180 per team, plus $36 per player Curling Canada competitor fee. The winning team will advance to the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 14-19, 2016, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, NS. Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website PEICurling.com/mixed20152016.

U16

The PEI Under 16 Curling Championships, with male and female divisions for curlers under the age of 16 years, take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex from Feb. 26-28, 2016. Entry deadline is Feb. 5, 2016, and entry fee is $100 per team. Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website: PEICurling.com/under1620152016

Junior Mixed

The PEI Junior Mixed Curling Championship with  Under 16 and Under 21 divisions will be held at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, from March 4-6, 2016
Entry Deadline: February 12, 2016
Entry Fee: $120/team
Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website: http://peicurling.com/juniormixed20152016/

U13

The KFC PEI Under 13 Curling Championship (Teams may be any combo of male/female) takes place March 11-13, 2016 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex
Entry Deadline: February 19, 2016
Entry Fee: $100 per team.

Entries to-date may be viewed at the event website: PEICurling.com/under1320152016

Travelers Curling Club Championship

The PEI Traveler’s Curling Club Championship takes place at the Cornwall Curling Club from March 10-15, 2016. Teams must win their respective club championship in order to enter. The Entry Deadline is February 19, 2016, but curling facilities can add the names later if the club’s winners have not been determined by that date. Entry Fee is $140/team. Entries must be made online at PEICurling.com. The winning teams advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship.

Event Website: peicurling.com/travelers20152016/

Visit peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/ to enter these events.

P.E.I. Junior men’s skip wins in mixed doubles (Journal)

(by Eric McCarthy)

Golden ending to junior career

O’LEARY – It might not have been on his radar when he left for the Canadian junior curling championships, but a gold medal in mixed doubles is a fine way for Matthew MacLean to end his junior curling career.

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Matthew MacLean, second left, and Kaelyn Gregory, was the winning team in the mixed doubles competition held during the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Congratulating them are their respective provincial team coaches and fathers, Glen MacLean, left, and John Gregory.

Except for curlers on the three men’s and three women’s teams that were still in contention for the respective titles, all other curlers who participated in Stratford, Ont., from Jan. 23 to 31 were paired off for a 44-team single-elimination mixed doubles championship.

Matthew MacLean, who is from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary and skipped the P.E.I men’s team to a 3-6 (won-lost) finish, was the only member of his men’s team to make it beyond the first round. He was paired with Ontario lead Kaelyn Gregory.

When asked if mixed doubles might be in his future, MacLean, who ages out of junior after this year, jokingly responded, “Well, it seemed to work pretty good, I guess, so maybe.”

On the contrary, though, he said he will be looking to get on a men’s team for next season and compete in the Tankard. His junior teammates, brother Allan, who played mate; second stone Noah O’Connor, and lead Jordan MacLean still have junior eligibility remaining, and have indicated they will be looking for a new skip and a chance to defend their P.E.I. junior men’s title.

Click to read full story at the Journal Pioneer

Montague Juniors Curl for Cancer too!

montaguekidscancerMontague Juniors curled today and raised $780 in support of Islanders on a Cancer Journey. This annual event was held in memory of Wendy Sanderson. A special thank you to Nancy Collier for organizing the event and for all the great curlers that came out to play!

End your curling season with a fun time at the Meltdown!

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The Labatt-sponsored Meltdown funspiel takes place April 8, 9, and 10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Entry fee of $140 per team guarantees three games, and fun, too!

Friday night includes Chili and roll from 6-9, and music and dancing with DJ Darren Clow from 9 pm to 1 am.

There’s live entertainment Saturday afternoon from 1-4, mussels from 1-2, happy hour from 2-3 and dinner from 5-6.

There’s breakfast, coffee and muffins on Sunday morning from 9-11.

For more info or to register, contact the club at info@crapaudcurlingclub.com or 902-658-2789.

Team Casey wins Tankard (Guardian)

(by Charles Reid)

The Adam Casey rink has defended its P.E.I. Tankard men’s provincial curling championship.

Casey used a four-point first end to roll to an 8-1 win over Jamie Newson in the C final Monday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

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Adam Casey

Newson had a chance to remove Casey’s rocks, but his shot missed, allowing Casey to score the quartet.

Casey scored three more in the fourth and a single in the fifth, after which Newson conceded and the teams shook hands.

But if Newson hits the shot, it’s a different game, said Casey, adding the early lead made it difficult for Newson to come back given way the game is now played.

“Newson missed a tough shot that left us (in good shape). We really made some good shots out there,” said Casey. “If you look at the top men’s teams … you don’t see a lot of comebacks. You get down by two or three and you have to play 100 per cent and get some misses (from the other team).”

Click to read full story at The Guardian

Fox hosting Mardi Gras Funspiel March 3-5

The Silver Fox Curling Club is hosting the annual Provincial Auto Parts and Summerside Rotary Mardi Gras Funspiel from March 3-5 2016. Entry fee is $160 per team and guarantees three six end games. Five lucky participants will have a chance to draw to the button for $50,000, sponsored by Hickey and Hyndman Insurance.

No curling experience is necessary for this fun-filled weekend. Your entry includes:

  • Steamed PEI mussels and other munchies on Friday night
  • Lounge entertainment Friday and Saturday night
  • Hip of Beef Buffet Saturday night.

The funspiel is cosponsored by Key Murray Law and Moase Funeral Home.

The Rotary Club is hosting a seven dollar Pancake Breakfast on Saturday March 5 from 8 am to 11 am.

To sign up for the Funspiel, call the club at (902) 436-2153.

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Casey rink goes undefeated to repeat as PEI Tankard men’s champions

The Adam Casey rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and the Charlottetown Curling Complex has made it a clean sweep – winning all six of their games, including the three section finals against Charlottetown’s Jamie Newson rink, to repeat as winners of the PEI Tankard provincial men’s curling championship. They defeated Newson 8-1 in just five ends in this afternoon’s “C” final at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, scoring four in the first end, keeping Newson to 1 in the second, blanking the third, and then scoring a triple in four and stealing a single in five for a seven point lead, and the Tankard title. Winning all three sections of the modified triple knockout draw eliminated the need for the two game championship round.

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Playing with Casey were third David Mathers, second stone Anson Carmody, and lead Robbie Doherty, with coach Lincoln Peters. Completing the runner-up Newson foursome are third John Likely, second Mark O’Rourke, and lead Mark Butler, with alternate Andrew Robinson.

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Team Casey now advances to the Tim Hortons Brier, March 5-13, 2016 at TD Place in Ottawa Ontario.

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Photo (L-R): Shelley Ebbett representing Curl PEI and the host club, Adam Casey, David Mathers, Anson Carmody, Robbie Doherty

Six teams took part in this year’s Tankard.

Scotties, Tim Hortons Brier fields add some familiar faces (Curling Canada)

scottiesbrierAnother weekend of provincial and territorial playdowns across the country resulted in some very familiar faces booking their tickets to the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Grande Prairie, Alta., and the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa.

As of Sunday, the field is now filled for the 2016 Scotties. You can find the complete list of teams, as well as the full schedule and ticket information, at www.curling.ca/2016scotties/

Meanwhile, the rest of the field for the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier (team listings, schedule and ticket information at http://www.curling.ca/2016brier/) will be determined over the next two weekends.

One more team could be known on Monday as Adam Casey has won the A- and B-Event titles in the Prince Edward Island championship at Charlottetown, and if he wins either the C-Event title on Monday afternoon or the first championship game Monday evening, he would have back-to-back provincial titles.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s winners.

Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Newfoundland/Labrador — Stacie Curtis of St. John’s will make her third trip to the Scotties after cruising unbeaten through the three-team double round-robin draw in St. John’s. The 2007 Canadian junior champion, and world junior silver-medallist, clinched the title on Saturday with a 7-1 win over Shelley Hardy on Saturday afternoon. Curtis’s team includes third Erin Porter, second Julie Devereaux, lead Carrie Vautour and coach Eugene Trickett.

New Brunswick — Moncton’s Sylvia Robichaud made it back-to-back New Brunswick titles on Sunday, hanging on for a narrow 7-6 win over Fredericton’s Melissa Adams in the final at Curl Moncton. It was Robichaud’s third New Brunswick women’s championship. Robichaud, backed up by third Rebecca Atkinson, second Marie Richard, lead Jane Boyle and coach Charlie Sullivan, will be looking to improve on her 4-7 record at the 2015 Scotties in Moose Jaw, Sask.

Saskatchewan — Regina’s Jolene Campbell dethroned two-time defending champ Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon on Sunday in Prince Albert. Campbell, backed by third Ashley Howard (Russ’s daughter), second Callan Hamon and lead Ashley Williamson, stole two in the fourth end en route to a 7-4 victory. Campbell, the 2015 Canadian mixed champ playing third for Max Kirkpatrick, will be making her fourth trip to the Scotties, but her first as a provincial champ. She was an alternate for Amber Holand’s team in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Northwest Territories — It will be a 10th trip to the Scotties for newly crowned Northwest Territories champ Kerry Galusha. Her Yellowknife team — third Megan Cormier, second Danielle Derry, lead Shona Barbour and alternate Sharon Cormier — downed Judy Goucher’s Hay River team from the host club 10-6 in Sunday’s final. The Northwest Territories will be in the pre-qualifying round, beginning Feb. 18, with Nunavut, the Yukon and British Columbia, playing off for the final berth into the main Scotties field.

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Newfoundland/Labrador — Brad Gushue has another Purple Heart for his extensive collection after claiming his 13th provincial title. Gushue, backed up by third Mark Nichols, second [PEI native] Brett Gallant and lead Geoff Walker, was an 8-1 winner over Colin Thomas in Sunday’s championship game at St. John’s. It was Gushue’s 10th consecutive championship; his team finished fourth at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary.

Northwest Territories — It was another sweep for the Koe family after Kerry Galusha’s twin brother Jamie Koe won his 10th Tim Hortons Brier Purple Heart, and eighth straight. Koe, third Chris Schille, second Brad Chorostkowski and lead Robert Borden beat another Yellowknife team, skipped by Greg Skauge, 8-3 in the final at Hay River. The Northwest Territories will be in the Tim Hortons Brier pre-qualifying round with Nova Scotia, the Yukon and Nunavut for the 12th and final spot in the main round robin.

To purchase tickets for the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, go to: www.curling.ca/2016scotties/tickets/

For tickets to the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier, go to www.curling.ca/2016brier/tickets/

Nova Scotia wins women’s gold, Manitoba men make it 4 in a row, at 2016 Cdn. Jrs. (Curling Canada)

Mary Fay and Karlee Burgess will need an extra closet to store all of their Team Canada gear from this season.

maryfayCanadian champs! From left, Mary Fay, Andrew Atherton (coach), Kristin Clarke, Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Already bound for the Youth Winter Olympics next month in Lillehammer, Norway, the skip and second respectively for Team Nova Scotia will also wear the Maple Leaf at the World Junior Curling Championships after winning gold Sunday at the 2016 Canadian Juniors, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario.

The Nova Scotia squad from Chester — rounded out by third Kristin Clarke, lead Janique LeBlanc and coach Andrew Atherton — beat B.C.’s Sarah Daniels 9-5 in the women’s final gold-medal game at the Stratford Rotary Complex.

Team Nova Scotia celebrates its gold-medal victory on Sunday. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Team Nova Scotia celebrates its gold-medal victory on Sunday. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

A clutch eighth-end draw by the 17-year-old Fay quelled a furious B.C. comeback from what had been a 5-2 Nova Scotia lead through four ends, and propelled Nova Scotia to its fourth Canadian junior women’s title, and first since Jill Brothers (Mouzar) won in 2004.

“I can’t even put it into words,” said Fay. “It’s the most amazing feeling ever. I don’t even know if it feels real yet. It’s just so hard to believe.”

B.C. had tied the game with a single point in the fifth end, and stolen singles in the sixth and seventh ends, but a marvellous peel-weight takeout from Clarke in the eighth end cleared the front of the house, and set the stage for Fay to make her crucial draw.

“It felt great to make that draw,” said Fay. “Whenever I’m throwing a draw, I always feel confident because I have Karlee and Janique sweeping for me. They have the hard job; it’s not to too hard to throw it, but to judge the weight? But I have two amazing sweepers and I’m confident in them.”

A stolen pair in the ninth added some insurance, and Nova Scotia ran B.C. out of rocks in the 10th.

“Holy. I don’t even know how to explain it,” said an ecstatic Burgess. “Going into the last end, we knew we just had to throw clean shots and Mary would have an open shot at the end. When we finally got there? Wow, it was unbelievable.”

B.C. skip Sarah Daniels watches her shot during Sunday's final. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

B.C. skip Sarah Daniels watches her shot during Sunday’s final. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The B.C. team from New Westminster — Daniels is backed up by third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels and coach Katie Witt — took home silver.

“We’re all really proud of each other,” said Sarah Daniels, 16. “I know there will be tears because it sucks to lose, but we’re really happy for Mary’s team because they’ve worked so hard, and they’ve waited for this for so long. We’re just going to take away everything we can from this. We’ve learned so much from this competition, and we’ll push harder to get better next year.”

Atherton started working with Fay when she was just eight years old, so Sunday’s victory was especially sweet from a coaching standpoint.

“A long time ago. A lot of rocks, a lot of practices with just the two of us,” said an emotional Atherton. “I’m pretty proud of her.”

Fay and Burgess will be joined by Tyler Tardi (who skipped the B.C. men to a bronze medal here) and Sterling Middleton at Youth Olympics next month. Then, she’ll turn her sights to the 2016 World Juniors, March 5-13 in Taarnby, Denmark.

“It’s going to be amazing,” said Fay. “It’s a dream come true to be able to represent Canada, and to be able to do it twice? It’s beyond words.”

STRATFORD, Ont. — He started the run in 2013, and he extended it in 2016.

Matt Dunstone and his team from Winnipeg claimed Manitoba’s fourth consecutive men’s gold medal at the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championship, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario, Sunday in Stratford, Ont., beating Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan (Copper Cliff) 11-4 in the final.

Your Canadian junior men's champs, from left, Matt Dunstone, Colton Lott, Kyle Doering, coach Calvin Edie and Rob Gordon. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Your Canadian junior men’s champs, from left, Matt Dunstone, Colton Lott, Kyle Doering, coach Calvin Edie and Rob Gordon. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Dunstone won gold in 2013 at Fort McMurray, Alta., and watched from home as fellow Manitoban Braden Calvert prevailed in 2014 and 2015.

But Sunday’s victory was worth the wait, said the 20-year-old skip.

“It’s just as satisfying, for sure,” said a jubilant Dunstone, whose team is rounded out by third Colton Lott, second (and vice-skip) Kyle Doering, lead Rob Gordon and coach Calvin Edie. “It doesn’t change; this is awesome. I’m so proud of these guys; they worked so hard for this, and we couldn’t be happier, obviously.”

Team Manitoba celebrates its Canadian junior men's title on Sunday. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Team Manitoba celebrates its Canadian junior men’s title on Sunday. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Lott was a member of the 2013 team as well, and a year earlier he and Doering were teammates on a Manitoba team that won bronze at the 2012 Canadian Juniors in Napanee, Ont.

Sunday’s gold was nailed down early. Northern Ontario — Horgan’s team included third (and younger brother) Jake Horgan, second Nick Bissonnette, lead Maxime Blais and coach (and the Horgans’ dad) Gerry Horgan — opened the game with a first-end deuce.

But Dunstone made two pistols in the second end — the first, a precision long runback takeout to sit two, and when Tanner Horgan missed his final shot, Dunstone coolly drew to bite the button for a go-ahead three.

“Those were such a great pair of shots,” said Lott. “Especially after I crashed on a guard on my shot. It was phenomenal; Matt played great. I wouldn’t want another skip in the world to throw those shots.”

Manitoba would add a stolen three in the third end on another Horgan miss, and then made a wonderful in-off takeout in the sixth end for a third three-ender.

It was that kind of day for Northern Ontario skip Tanner Horgan, but his future is very bright. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

It was that kind of day for Northern Ontario skip Tanner Horgan, but his future is very bright. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

“I don’t think they missed. They’re an amazing team; how are they a junior team? They’ll do just fantastic at the worlds,” said the classy Horgan, 17, who’ll play in the Northern Ontario men’s championship, with his first game against none other than 2014 Olympic gold-medallist Brad Jacobs. “I think there’s lots of room for growth with our team. We’re so young, we have so many more years ahead and I’m excited to see what we can do in a few years.”

Dunstone’s team will head to Taarnby, Denmark, for the 2016 World Juniors, March 5-13, looking to make it back-to-back gold medals for Canada after Calvert’s victory last year in Estonia, and to improve on the bronze medal Dunstone and Lott won in 2013.

“Going back three years ago, we felt robbed, for sure,” said Dunstone. “We have gold on our minds, and if we keep playing like we did in this playoff round, we should be right there.”

Manitoba’s four straight wins matches the Saskatchewan record of four in a row, set between 1949 and 1952. It was the province’s 12th Canadian junior men’s crown.

“We have such a strong junior program from head to toe,” said Dunstone. “We all make each other better; Braden makes us better, we make Braden better, and there are a lot of other guys that you have to work to be better than. We just all feed off each other.”

The gold medals three years apart for Dunstone and Lott match a record held by Alberta’s Scott Pfeifer for longest gap between Canadian junior titles.

The 2017 Canadian Juniors will be played in Victoria.

Undefeated Casey meets Newson Monday with a chance to win P.E.I. title (Guardian)

(by Jason Malloy)

Jamie Newson knows the task in front of him.

His Charlottetown Curling Complex rink must beat Adam Casey’s team three straight times to win the P.E.I. Tankard.

“We just have to win the first one,” Newson said Sunday evening. “If we win that first one, we get a little momentum going.”

Newson’s team of third John Likely, second Mark O’Rourke and lead Mark Butler defeated Tyler Harris 7-1 in four ends Sunday to advance to Monday’s C final at 1 p.m. at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

“We know we have, hopefully, three more (games) to play, so we need the rest,” Newson said.

Skip Adam Casey delivers a stone Sunday during the P.E.I. Tankard

Casey had to go five ends to beat Tyler Smith’s rink 8-2.

Casey would be declared champion with a win at 1 p.m. Monday while a Newson victory would lead to a playoff in the modified triple-knockout championship. The first playoff game would be Monday at 6 p.m. while a second playoff game, if needed, would be played Tuesday at 4 p.m.

“I think we’re driving the bus right now,” Casey said. “We just have to go out there and execute and play the best game we can. If we do that, it will be tough for Newson and them.”

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Casey rink wins first two of the three Tankard qualifier games

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PEI Tankard Opening Ceremonies-video of piping in the teams

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Pictures from Tankard Opening Ceremonies and Draw 2

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Entry deadline reminders

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Tankard begins today at Charlottetown Curling Complex (Guardian)

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Triple gives Fullerton win, MacLean drops close one at Cdn. Jrs. (Journal)

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George’s Deck and Recovery U13 spiel draw

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Tankard ticket price, extra parking

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MacLean, Fullerton post seeding round wins at Cdn. Jrs. (Journal)

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Fledgling curling team is new to the ice — and Canada (CBC PEI)

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FREE U13 spiel on Sat. looking for one more team

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Peter Gallant coaching South Korean women’s team

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Island rinks beat Yukon but miss ch’ship round, go to seeding round at Cdn. Jrs. (Guardian)

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Montague Curl for Cancer Fundraiser Honours One of Their Own

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Fair Isle Ford Men’s Funspiel set for Montague

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High Heel Women’s Spiel at the Maple Leaf

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PEI photo in Top 5 of Travelers Curls photo contest. Vote now!

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Manitoba Men remain perfect, PEI rinks slip to 1-4 record at Cdn. Jrs. (Curling Canada)

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Sandy Hope and Ted MacFadyen rinks win PEI Masters titles (adds pictures, corrects men’s runner-up)

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2 pm PEI Masters Women’s Final set. Men’s could also wrap up this afternoon

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PEI Masters: MacFadyen in driver’s seat in Men’s Division, Hope advances to Women’s final

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PEI teams lose openers at Cdn. Juniors (Curling Canada)

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Register by Feb. 10 for 55+ Games, including Curling, Stick Curling

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Dolan and Birt to meet again, in Scotties B final at 7 pm

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Defending champ Birt wins first Scotties section final

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Scotties/Future Scotties Banquet Photos

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Scotties Draw 2 photo gallery

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Birt and Dolan advance to first Scotties section final

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Birt rallies late at Scotties in Montague (Journal)

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Birt begins quest to repeat today at P.E.I. Scotties in Montague (Guardian)

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Cornwall hosting Glen Afton U13 Funspiel

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PEI Scotties starts Fri., Future Scotties begins Sat.

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Curler Brett Gallant finalist for Sport PEI Amateur Sport Awards Senior Male Athlete of the Year (Guardian)

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Belfast Rec Centre hosting “Bragging Rights” Funspiel in Feb.

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