Gushue, Homan confirmed for new Everest Curling Challenge in Fredericton this August

The Everest Curling Challenge is a world-class curling event with a novel game format. The event, which will air across Canada on TSN, and in the U.S. will bring together 32 of the world’s top women’s and men’s curlers to compete for the single largest cash prize in the sport. The event will be hosted in Fredericton, New Brunswick over a three-day period, Friday, August 25, 2017 – Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Willie O’Ree Place. Rachel Homan and Brad Gushue are among the early entries. More info, including ticket purchase details will be available soon at everestcurlingchallenge.com/

PEI Curlers win Gold, Bronze in Mixed Doubles portion of inaugural Cdn. U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

Two members of the Lauren Lenentine-skipped PEI Girl’s team won medals on Saturday in Canada’s first-ever Under-18 Mixed Doubles national championship, as part of the inaugural Canadian Under- 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with Rachel O’Connor, paired with Manitoba skip Brett Walter, winning five straight games to take home the Gold medal, while Tati Kelly, with Manitoba third Jordan Peters, won the Bronze. Silver went to Team New Brunswick skip Liam Marin, partnered withTeam Newfoundland and Labrador lead Camille Burt. Mixed Doubles has recently become both an Olympic and (starting in 2023) a Canada Games sport.

(L-R): Gold medallists Brett Walter, Rachel O’Connor, Bronze medallists Tati Kelly, Jordan Peters

 

N. Ontario sweeps gold medals, Maritime teams take silver, at inaugural U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward)

The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships saw the first-ever champions crowned in Moncton, N.B., on Saturday night, and it was a clean sweep for Northern Ontario with Sudbury’s Tyler Horgan and Kira Brunton winning their respective gold medal matches.

The day began with semifinal play. On the Girls’ side, Brunton and her team of third Kate Sherry, second Sydnie Stinson, lead Jessica Leonard and coach Steve Acorn held control over Nova Scotia’s Cally Moore throughout the entire game, stealing three ends on the way to a 6-1 win. In the other semifinal, Quebec’s Gabrielle Lavoie gave New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau all she could handle, as it came down to an open hit in an extra end for New Brunswick to score a single for the 6-5 win.

That led to a New Brunswick vs. Northern Ontario final. A double for four in the second end for Brunton, followed by a steal of one in the third end set the pace for the remainder of the game. Northern Ontario held control and ran Comeau out of rocks in the final end to become the first-ever Under-18 Girls Canadian champion.

2017 Canadian Under-18 Girls Champions, Team Northern Ontario (right to left): skip Kira Brunton, third Kate Sherry, second Sydnie Stinson, lead Jessica Leonard and coach Steve Acorn (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

“I can’t even put it into words,” said Brunton afterwards. “We came in here wanting to make the championship rounds, no real expectations and we just…did it. We stayed loose the whole time, we were having fun and we never took anything too seriously. We didn’t think about how big this game was until it was over. Our family was awesome. (It was) amazing to look up and see smiling fans. This team, it’s amazing. Best friends, we all go to school together, so to win it together means the world to us.”

In the bronze medal match, a barn-burner came down to a measure. Nova Scotia’s Moore had a hit for the possible win, needing two to tie the game and force an extra over Quebec. However when the measuring stick was put to the test, Nova Scotia scored only one, not enough to force an extra, giving Quebec’s Lavoie the bronze medal and a spot on the podium.

On the Boys’ side, Jacob Horgan of Northern Ontario skipped his team to a golden afternoon with a 4-2 win over Nova Scotia’s Ryan Abraham.

“It feels amazing, this is just so…. Wow I’ll be thinking about this tonight, it’s so hard to believe. I’m so speechless,” said an emotional Horgan after the win. “Nick and I have wanted a national championship and have come close a few times, this is so relieving.”

2017 Canadian Under-18 Boys Champions, Team Northern Ontario: skip Jacob Horgan, third Max Cull, second Nicholas Bissonnette, lead Shane Robinson and coach Gerry Horgan (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

“I guess this means bragging rights?” said Horgan about being the first of his siblings to win a national championship (Jacob is the youngest of four siblings that include former Northern Ontario Women’s champions, Tracy Fleury and Jennifer Wylie, and brother Tyler, the 2016 and 2017 Northern Ontario Junior champion). “Northern Ontario is just getting better and better in every age category. These eight curlers will be the ones who will keep going, who will be the future of Northern Ontario so it’s awesome, definitely wicked to see the future for our province being so bright.”

In the bronze medal game, reigning Canadian Junior Champion Tyler Tardi ended his incredible season on a high note, claiming the bronze medal with a 6-4 win after a back-and-forth game over Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter. Tardi was also awarded the sportsmanship award by his peers, along with fellow B.C. skip Heather Drexel.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Playoff teams set at U18 Ch’ships in Moncton, PEI players to compete in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward)

The final day of championship and seeding pool play wrapped up in Moncton, N.B. at the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships on Friday, determining the final four women’s and four men’s teams who are still in the hunt for the national crown.

[Both PEI rinks participated in the seeding pool on Friday, and both had 2-1 win-loss records]

On the women’s side, 18-year-old Kira Brunton of Northern Ontario is looking to capture her second national title, but first as a skip.

“We’re pretty excited,” said Brunton. “Our goal was to make playoffs and we are excited to be in this position. We are focusing on the same things we have been all week, get a good sleep and get ready to go for a big day. There’s a little bit of nerves of course, but I’ve been in this position before so we are going to lean on that.”

Action between Team Nova Scotia and Team Northern Ontario at the 2017 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championship in Moncton, N.B. (Greg Watson/Curling Canada photo)

Northern Ontario has made playoffs in both the men’s and woman’s side and Kira says it would be a dream come true to bring home the title.

“It was exciting doing it for Ontario (with skip Megan Smith at the 2015 Canada Games) but to be able to do it for Northern Ontario, that’s just, wow. We are really looking forward to tomorrow.”

Northern Ontario women finished the Championship Round in second place and will face Nova Scotia’s Cally Moore in semifinal action Saturday afternoon.

The other semifinal will see the hometown team from New Brunswick taking on Quebec.

“Getting to stay home an extra night, using our own car, everything is more familiar playing at home,” said New Brunswick skip Justine Comeau. “I think being at home has helped a lot. I’m really, really proud of everyone this week. We have worked so hard all season and it feels like we are seeing it all pay off this week.”

“Being in this situation before (playoffs at Canada Games and 2015 Canadian Juniors) takes the pressure off a little, we just can focus on what we have been doing all week,” said Comeau, who finished the Championship Round in first place and will face Quebec’s Gabrielle Lavoie in Saturday’s semifinal. “Medalling would be nice, but I’m proud of our week no matter what. Bringing home the gold would be incredible. I’ve dreamed about being a Canadian Champion since I was a little girl and it would feel just…awesome. It’s what I’ve been working for my whole life.”

Nick Bissonnette and Max Cull of Northern Ontario (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

Men’s action will see reigning Canadian Junior champion Tyler Tardi of British Columbia in action against Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan after Northern Ontario held off Quebec in the final draw of the Championship Round. Tardi will look to add another national title to his already incredible season.

In the other semifinal, Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter will face a red hot Nova Scotia team skipped by Rylan Abraham.

“Big game tonight and good to get the win. My heart’s still pounding for sure,” said Abraham after winning his final Championship Round game over Ontario’s Hazen Enman, 6-3. “We were solid throughout that last end. We were set up pretty good and he (Enman) made a pistol but we were lucky to have a shot at the end.”

“It means a lot,” he said about making it to playoffs in this inaugural Under-18 championship. “I’ve been to a few nationals and never made it this far, so it feels great. I’m very proud. We’re gonna rest up and play some board games and just stay loose. We are a bunch of goofs so it shouldn’t be too hard. Obviously nervous but I think we’ll be fine.”

Nova Scotia skip Ryan Abraham (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

Thinking of Saturday’s possible outcome and becoming a national champ, Abraham couldn’t help but smile.

“Oh that would mean the world. That would be just awesome to bring that home for Nova Scotia,” he said. “But we’ll see, one thing at a time first. Hopefully we can talk about it after the semi.”

All teams who aren’t competing in the playoff round will begin a one-day mixed doubles tournament in which players are paired with partners and coaches from another province to take a run at the first-ever Under-18 Mixed Doubles national title.

Semifinals get underway at 1 p.m. ADT on Saturday, with the final medal games taking place at 5 p.m. ADT.

Click to read at Curling Canada

PEI teams both pick up wins today, but fall short of the playoffs at the U18 Ch’ships

Round robin play is over at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with the PEI  girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Lenentine, finishing with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the boy’s, skipped by Donald DeWolfe, went 1 and 4. The top three teams from each pool advanced to the championship round, with Lenentine finishing just out of the playoffs, with the same record as Quebec, BC and the Northwest Territories in her pool. When records and tiebreaking rules were used, Quebec got the playoff spot. Lenentine, who beat the Territories today, and Quebec previously, but lost to BC, finished the round robin this afternoon with a 7-5 loss to undefeated New Brunswick, coming closer than any other team to beating them. PEI’s DeWolfe team finished round robin play on a winning note, stealing a sixth end deuce on the way to doubling Newfoundland and Labrador 6-3.

Going into the championship round, BC leads the boy’s with a perfect 5-0 record, followed by Saskatchewan at 4-1. NS, ON, Quebec, and Northern Ontario all have 3-2 records. On the girl’s side, NB is 5-0, Northern Ont., NS and Alberta are all 4-1, while Manitoba is 3-2 and Quebec is 2-3.

The PEI rinks will now play in the seeding round, to determine positions for next year’s event, with Lenentine playing Ontario, and DeWolfe playing NWT at 7 this evening. The championship and seeding games continue Friday, with draws at 10 am and 2 and 6 pm. On Saturday, the teams not ithe playoffs will compete in a Mixed Doubles event, with the championship round semi-finals going at 1 pm and the boy’s and girl’s Gold and Bronze medal games following at 5 pm.

Here is the updated draw:

Colleen Jones skipping women’s rink, Souris PEI native Ian MacAulay on men’s team at World Seniors (Curling Canada)

Three Canadian teams will begin their quest for gold Saturday when the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships get underway at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta.

The ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., host of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors Curling Championships. (Photo, courtesy City of Lethbridge)

 

The 2017 World Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships will be staged at the 10-sheet Lethbridge Curling Club, which also opened its doors for play this season as part of the ATB Centre.

It will be the fourth time the championships have been played in Canada, and there will be some very familiar faces wearing the Maple Leaf for Canada in the women’s competition.

From left, Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary Sue Radford and Nancy Delahunt — Canada’s women’s entry in the World Seniors. (Photo, Curling Canada/ hometownportraits)

Six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts and two-time world champion Colleen Jones of Halifax will make her world seniors debut, and will have longtime teammates Kim Kelly at third and Nancy Delahunt at lead. Mary Sue Radford will round out the Canadian team, which is seeking a leading 11th gold medal in the 16th edition of the World Seniors.

From left, Ken Sullivan, Doug Johnston, Ian MacAulay and Bryan Cochrane — Canada’s men’s entry for the World Seniors. (Photo, Curling Canada/hometownportraits)


On the men’s side, it will be an Ottawa team skipped by Bryan Cochrane calling the shots. Cochrane will be backed up by vice-skip [and Souris PEI native] Ian MacAulay, second Doug Johnston, lead Ken Sullivan and alternate Howard Rajala in pursuit of Canada’s leading 10th world senior men’s title.

Both Canadian teams were decided at the 2016 Everest Canadian Seniors in Digby, N.S.

There will be 15 women’s teams (split into a pool of eight and a pool of seven) and 23 men’s teams (split into two pools of eight and one of seven) competing in Lethbridge, with round-robin play kicking off on Sunday.

Canada’s women’s team plays its opener Sunday at 12:15 p.m. against Italy’s Fiona Simpson, while Cochrane’s Canadian men see their first action Sunday at 4:30 p.m. against England’s Thomas Campbell.

Round-robin play wraps up on Thursday, with the single-knockout playoffs getting underway Thursday evening.

The men’s and women’s gold- and bronze-medal games are Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m.

Both reigning world senior champions are in the field in Lethbridge. At the 2016 World Seniors in Karlstad, home-country favourite Mats Wranå beat Canada’s Randy Neufeld in the gold-medal game. On the women’s side, former world women’s champ Jackie Lockhart of Scotland, who won senior women’s gold last year in Karlstad, will take aim at back-to-back gold. Canada’s Terri Loblaw was knocked out in the quarter-finals last year.

You can find information on schedules and team lineups at www.worldcurling.org/wscc2017

Meanwhile, there will be a significant Olympic angle to the World Mixed Doubles Championship as the event will decide which seven countries will compete alongside host South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where mixed doubles curling will make its debut as an Olympic medal sport.

The newly crowned Canadian championship tandem of Joanne Courtney (Edmonton) and Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg), with national coach Jeff Stoughton, will open the 39-country competition Saturday at 11:15 a.m. (all times Mountain) against Turkey’s Dilsat Yildiz and Alican Karatas in their quest to lock up an Olympic berth for Canada.

The duo of Reid Carruthers, left, and Joanne Courtney will represent Canada in the World Mixed Doubles Championship. (Photo, Curling Canada/Darlene Danyliw)

The combined results of the 2016 (at Karlstad, Sweden) and 2017 World Mixed Doubles Championship will determine the field for Pyeongchang. Last year, Canada’s Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff finished fifth, so a similar result or better will clinch Canada’s Olympic berth, although depending on other results, a top-eight result could do the same thing.

It will be the 10th edition of the World Mixed Doubles Championship, and Canada has managed to reach the medal podium just once in previous events — a bronze medal won by Ali Flaxey and Sean Grassie in 2009 at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Courtney will be looking to make history as a first double world champion in the same season; she also won gold playing second for Rachel Homan’s team at the 2017 CPT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, last month in Beijing.

For the first time, selected Canadian games at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Championship will be broadcast by TSN, beginning with Canada’s game Wednesday at 11 a.m. against England’s sibling duo of Anna Fowler and Ben Fowler, who finished eighth last year in Karlstad.

CLICK HERE for TSN’s scheduled games from the World Mixed Doubles Championship. Additionally, games can be seen on the World Curling Federation’s YouTube channel.

Three of the top four teams from last year’s event in Karlstad will be in Lethbridge, led by the Russian pair of Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitskiy, who defeated China’s Rui Wang and Dexin Ba for gold last year. Also returning are the fourth-place tandem of Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat of Scotland.

Other notable names in Lethbridge include a handful of players who were at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Championship, presented by Service Experts, earlier this month in Edmonton: China’s Ba; Matt Hamilton of the United States (who’s paired with his sister Becca; and Norway’s Magnus Nedregotten (playing with Kristin Moen Skaslien).

Also, the Spanish team of Irantzu Garcia and Gontzal Garcia is being coached by reigning Alberta men’s champ Brendan Bottcher.

The 39 teams are split into four pools of eight and one of seven. The top three teams in each pool will make the 16-team single-knockout playoffs, as will the fourth-place team with the best Draw-Shot Challenge (pre-game draw to the button) cumulative distance from the round robin.

Round-robin play goes through Thursday, with the playoffs starting Friday. Go to www.worldcurling.org/wmdcc2017 for information on draw teams and the list of teams. The gold- and bronze-medal games are scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at 4 p.m.

Games will be played in one of the two NHL-size arenas that are part of the new ATB Centre complex.

Both the World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors championships are open-entry events, meaning countries don’t have to qualify; they just need to submit teams.

CLICK HERE for ticket information for the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Seniors Championships.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Lenentine 1-2, DeWolfe 0-4 at Canadian U18 Ch’ships

Two round robin games, at 10 Thursday against the Northwest Territories, and at 2 pm against the host province, remain for PEI’s Lauren Lenentine-skipped girl’s team, while there’s one game left in the round robin for the Island’s Donald DeWolfe rink, at 2 pm Thursday against Newfoundland and Labrador at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships in Moncton. Lenentine has one win so far against two losses, while DeWolfe has four losses.

Team PEI (Photo by Doug Kelly)

In Wednesday boy’s action, DeWolfe lost a 4-3 extra-end decision to Saskatchewan, and lost 6-1 to Northern Ontario. Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario have only one loss, tied with Nova Scotia at the top of their pool, while BC is undefeated in the other pool, and Quebec has only one loss.

In girl’s play, Lenentine had only one game Wednesday, losing 6-4 to Nova Scotia. New Brunswick’s Comeau rink is still undefeated in girl’s play, while Nova Scotia, Northern Ontario, and Alberta each have one loss.

The top three teams in each pool will move into a six-team championship pool, and from there, the top four teams will go into the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m., with first playing fourth and second playing third.

The semifinal winners will then play for gold and silver, while the semifinal losers will play for bronze, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition all day Saturday.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website: www.curling.ca/2017under18/.

 

Lenentine 1-1, DeWolfe 0-2 after Cdn. U18 opening day

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships got underway on Tuesday in Moncton.

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine girl’s rink are 1-1 after a 6-3 loss to aBC and a 5-3 win against Quebec. They’re back on the ice Wednesday evening at 6 vs NS. BC, NB, Northern Ont. and Manitoba lead the girl’s pools with 2-0 records.

The Donald DeWolfe boy’s team didn’t have a great opening day, dropping lopsided decisions to Manitoba and Nova Scotia. They play Saskatchewan this morning at 10, and Northern Ontario at 6. Nova Scotia, Ontario, and BC are 2-0 on the boy’s side. Their game against Sask. this morning on Sheet B is scheduled to be on the Bell Aliant tv1 live stream at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183

Website: http://www.curling.ca/2017under18/
Live scoring: http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/
Live streaming: http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183
Official hashtag: #u18curling

Ch’town Curling Complex committed to staying open

The Charlottetown Curling Complex held a meeting on April 5, and are holding another on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 pm to discuss the future of the facility.

They have posted the April 5 minutes on their website. Click to view (PDF).

Items discussed at the April 5 meeting included:

  • They are focussing on maintaining the current facility until a new home can be found. A new multiplex complex, which may be built for the 2023 Canada Games, is one possibility.
  • Financial: they reported about $189,000 in losses over the last 4 years, against around $400K total assets, and operating costs of approx. $185K per year, 2017 revenue of $135K and total payables for 2017 of around $72K. Membership numbers are stable.
  • Partnering with the City was discussed
  • One of their major events, the dance during Old Home Week, now has competition from Red Shores
  • People are needed to step forward and help, and more revenue streams are needed. Several fundraising and revenue generation ideas were presented.
  • Everyone who attended indicated by a show of hands their commitment to keeping the facility open

Canadian U18 Ch’ship starts this morning in Moncton

The inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships get underway this morning in Moncton, at the Superior Propane Centre arena and at Curl Moncton. PEI is represented by the Lauren Lenentine and Donald DeWolfe rinks.

Games on sheets B and D at the Superior Propane Centre will be webcast by Bell Aliant’s tv1 at: player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183.

Here is the event schedule: 

Event website: www.curling.ca/2017under18/

Sport PEI Scholarship deadline May 17

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  

Sport PEI in 2017 will grant three scholarships of $1000.00 each to Island student athletes. 

These scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Gemini Screen Print & Embroidery.

Deadline is May 17, 2017

New in 2017, applications will only be accepted through an online application.  Click for application form. 

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a Canadian post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

 

Lenentine rink to represent PEI at inaugural Canadian U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

The Cornwall Curling Club’s provincial Under 18 girl’s champions, the Lauren Lenentine rink, three members of whom are also the PEI junior women’s champs, will be competing in the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships, starting Tuesday in Moncton, on arena ice at the Superior Propane Centre, and at Curl Moncton. Besides their Junior nationals experience, the team recently travelled to Fredericton for a practice on arena ice at Willie O’Ree place, host of this year’s Canadian Seniors.

Team Lenentine (L-R): Rachel O’Connor, Tati Kelly, Pat Quilty (coach), Kristie Rogers, Lauren Lenentine

The team, which went undefeated to sweep the provincial championships, includes skip Lauren Lenentine, third Kristie Rogers second Tatiana (Tati) Kelly, and lead Rachel O’Connor. Coach is Pat Quilty. Kelly replaces Breanne Burgoyne from their Junior team, who is aged out of this event.

The team also won the U18 provincials, and the Atlantic championships, no longer being held, the previous year.

Follow Team Lenentine on Twitter @TeamLenentine

Selected games during the championship will be live-streamed by Bell Aliant tv1 at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183 

Event website: hwww.curling.ca/2017under18/

DeWolfe team heading to under-18 curling nationals (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – The Donald DeWolfe team will represent P.E.I. at the 2017 national under-18 curling championships from April 18 to 22.

The Donald DeWolfe rink, with members from the Cornwall Curling Club, Silver Fox in Summerside and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, will wear P.E.I.’s colours at the national under-18 curling championships in Moncton, N.B., from April 18 to 22. Team members are, from left: Donald DeWolfe, skip; Jacob Wilkins, third stone; Alex Gallant, second stone, and lead Nick Johnston. Coach Roger Gavin is in back.

©Submitted photo

The inaugural under-18 event, which will be held in Moncton, N.B., will feature 12 of the top youth teams from across Canada as they represent their home province or territory. Games will be played at the Superior Propane Centre and Curl Moncton.

The DeWolfe rink earned the right to represent P.E.I. by pulling out a 4-3 win over the Mitchell Schut rink in the provincial under-18 final in February. The rink, coached by Roger Gavin, covers the Island with members from the Cornwall Curling Club, Silver Fox in Summerside and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.

Click to read full story at the Journal Pioneer

Inaugural U18 Canadian Curling Ch’ships begin Tues. in Moncton (Curling Canada)

(by Al Cameron) Many of Canada’s up-and-coming curling stars will get their first exposure to a national championship competition when the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships get underway in Moncton, N.B.

The event, for players ages 17 and under as of June 30, 2016, will be hosted jointly by Curl Moncton and the Superior Propane Centre in Moncton, and will feature teams from 12 Member Associations in each gender (Nunavut and Yukon did not enter teams).

[PEI  will be represented by the Lauren Lenentine girl’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Donald DeWolfe boy’s team from the Cornwall, Silver Fox, and Western Community clubs.]

But while many of the players will be getting their first taste of a national championship, others will enter the championships with an abundance of national and international experience.

Tyler Tardi, left, and Sterling Middleton will be looking to follow up on their win at the Canadian Junior Championships in January. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The B.C. boys team, representing the Langley and Victoria curling clubs, features two players — skip Tyler Tardi and vice-skip Sterling Middleton — who won gold at the Canadian Junior Championships in Victoria in January, and then finished fifth at the World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea last month.

Tardi and Middleton also were members of the Canadian Youth Olympic mixed team that won a gold medal with Mary Fay and Karlee Burgess at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, last season.

The Northern Ontario team, meanwhile, features skip Jacob Horgan and second Nicholas Bissonnette, who’ve finished on the podium the past two years at the Canadian Juniors (silver in 2016, bronze in 2017) on the team skipped by Jacob’s older brother Tanner.

Round-robin competition at both facilities will begin Tuesday at 11 a.m. (all times Atlantic).

The Under-18 championships are a key component of Curling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan, said Helen Radford, Curling Canada’s Manager, Program Development – Youth Curling.

“So many times at the U-21 level at the Canadian Juniors, you’re seeing how the experience of being older and more mature makes a difference, and it can be tougher on the younger players,” said Radford. “This championship gives those younger players a valuable opportunity to gain confidence against players closer to their own age group, and the confidence and experience they gain at the Under-18 Championships will prove invaluable as those players progress.”

The Superior Propane Centre will play host to the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships.

Selected games from the Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2017under18/, for links and more information.

The teams will be split into two pools of six in each gender. The top three teams in each pool will move into a six-team championship pool, and from there, the top four teams will go into the semifinals Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m., with first playing fourth and second playing third.

The semifinal winners will then play for gold and silver, while the semifinal losers will play for bronze, at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition all day Saturday.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website: www.curling.ca/2017under18/.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

 

 

Whitecap Jr. camp still has space available

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

‘A dream’ says PEI’s Brett Gallant of winning men’s world curling championship (CBC PEI)

Brett Gallant is the first Islander ever to be part of a men’s world curling championship-winning team, after winning gold with Team Gushue at the tournament in Edmonton on Sunday. P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant (2nd from right) celebrates his team’s gold-medal win … Continue reading

PEI U16 curlers pick up experience on arena ice at Fredericton spiel

There was great competition on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton on the weekend at the CWG SLAM spiel for teams of age for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Five Island rinks took part, and all managed … Continue reading

Summerside area’s own Adam Casey among those at the Road to the Roar. Get your tickets now!

Homegrown talent will be in the house at Summerside’s Credit Union Place November 6-12 for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions “Road to the Roar” pre-trial event. Team Adam Casey will be fighting for a spot at the Tim Hortons Roar of the … Continue reading

Courtney, Carruthers win Cdn. Mixed Doubles, Team PEI finishes with 1-6 record (Curling Canada)

Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers claimed the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, earning a 9-6 extra-end win over Rachel Homan and John Morris in a star-studded gold-medal game. PEI’s entry of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland picked up one … Continue reading

Canada completes perfect run with Ford World’s Gold (Curling Canada)

Brad Gushue’s curling resume is now complete. Team Canada scored a clutch deuce in the ninth end, and Gushue made two superb finishing shots in the 10th, to beat Niklas Edin of Sweden 4-2 Sunday and win the Ford World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope team loses Canadian Masters Bronze Medal game in extra end. The Iceman takes men’s gold, Sask. wins women’s

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for age 60+, wrapped up today in Guelph. PEI’s Bill Hope rink lost a close men’s bronze medal game, 6-5 in an extra end to Saskatchewan. The Sask. skip had to draw the button to … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex open this (Sunday) evening to watch Team Gushue in World Men’s final

The Charlottetown Curling Complex will be open after 8 pm tonight (Sunday) to allow everyone to watch Team Gushue and Charlottetown’s own Brett Gallant go for gold in the World Men’s Curling final. Game time is 9 pm on the big screen, so … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope rink advances to Canadian Masters semi-finals

The PEI Men’s team, skipped by Bill Hope, have advanced to the 3 pm semi-finals at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph. They finished round robin play in fourth place overall, and face first place … Continue reading

PEI duo 1-5 at Mixed Doubles

  The PEI rink of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland have one win, against Jill Officer and Pat Simmons, against 5 losses at the Canadian Mixed Doubles championship in Saskatoon. They finish up round robin play today against Jill Routledge … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant to get shot at his 1st World Men’s title (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Brad Gushue has a chance to give his country an achievement it hasn’t reached in 22 years. But more importantly, he has a shot at a huge first for himself and his Canadian teammates.   After almost a decade and … Continue reading

Island U16 teams doing well at Canada Games-age spiel on arena ice

There was lots of great curling action on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB on Friday as the Canada Games-age spiel got underway. Five PEI rinks are among the participants. The Lauren Ferguson rink won their … Continue reading

Cdn. Masters: PEI’s Hope rinks both advance to playoffs

Round robin play has wrapped up at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with both the Sandy Hope women’s team (3-2) and the Bill Hope men’s rink (4-2) finishing with two losses and advancing to their respective playoff rounds, … Continue reading

Mixed Doubles underway in Saskatoon. PEI’s Smith/Holland duo loses opener (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship kicked off on Wednesday with a host of familiar names taking to the ice at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon. Rachel Homan and John Morris, Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers, … Continue reading

Team Canada clinches Page 1-2 Playoff Spot at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Job No. 1 is done for Canada’s Brad Gushue and his Canadian squad at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts. Geoff Walker, left, and Brett Gallant listen for instructions during Wednesday’s win over … Continue reading

PEI Men 2-1, Women 2-2 at Canadian Masters

Going into Wednesday play at the Canadian Masters, for curlers age 60 and over, in Guelph, the PEI Men’s team, skipped by Bill Hope, has a 2-1 win-loss record, while the Women’s foursome, skipped by Sandy Hope (Bill’s wife) is … Continue reading

“Mighty Maple Leaf” takes down China to improve to 6-0 at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Marcel Rocque knows all about the Mighty Maple Leaf. He’s a three-time world champion for Edmonton skip Randy Ferbey back in the day. So he knows the mystique of the Maple Leaf doesn’t need any help, but that’s … Continue reading

PEI’s Hope rinks win Masters openers

Both the PEI men’s rink skipped by Bill Hope, and the women’s team skipped by Bill’s wife Sandy ended up on the winning side of their opening matches at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed Doubles start Wednesday. Sabrina Smith, Kyle Holland representing PEI (Curling Canada)

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship gets underway Wednesday at the Nutana Curling Club at Saskatoon. Olympic gold-medallists, world champions, Scotties and Tim Hortons Brier winners are competing in the five-day event, which is raising excitement levels for mixed … Continue reading

Gushue only unbeaten team at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Bolstered by a lively crowd cheering them on in tense times, Canada’s Brad Gushue overcame a rough first five ends to down Sweden’s Niklas Edin 8-6 Sunday evening at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service … Continue reading

Hope rinks representing PEI at Canadian Masters, starting today in Guelph

Canada’s best age 60+ curlers are in Guelph Ontario for the Hy-Grade Steel Roofing Canadian Masters Curling Championships. PEI is represented by the Bill Hope men’s rink from Cornwall and Charlottetown, and the Sandy Hope women’s team from Cornwall, who both recently won … Continue reading

Canada ices Switzerland in opening draw at World Men’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Some Swiss misses helped propel Canada to victory in Saturday afternoon’s opening draw of the 2017 Ford World Curling Championships presented by Service Experts. The Canadian squad skipped by Brad Gushue defeated Switzerland, skipped by Peter de Cruz … Continue reading

Alberta edges Sask. to take Canadian Firefighters title

After finishing round robin play with a 7-2 record, and earning a bye to the final with a win over Nova Scotia in the Page 1 vs. 2 game, Team Alberta, skipped by Aaron Bartling, stole the last end to … Continue reading

Follow Team Gushue at the Worlds, which start today in Edmonton

Canada’s Brad Gushue rink, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, is set to compete at the World Mens Curling Championships, starting today and continuing until April 9 in Edmonton. Event website: http://www.curling.ca/2017worldmen/ Tickets: http://www.curling.ca/2017worldmen/tickets/ TSN broadcast schedule: http://www.curling.ca/championships/tsn-curling-broadcast-schedule/ Official hashtag: #fwmcc2017 … Continue reading

Alberta advances to Cdn. Firefighters final. PEI finishes at 1-8

After winning their opener, the PEI team from the Crossroads Fire Dept. didn’t manage to pick up any more wins at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Mississauga, ending play with a 1-8 win-loss record. After a couple of tiebreakers … Continue reading

Canada Games age curlers to compete on arena ice in Fredericton

Five teams – four from the Cornwall Curling Club, and one from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, will get a rare chance to curl on arena ice next weekend at the Capital City SLAM – … Continue reading

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

P.E.I. curler Brett Gallant says the Canadian team will have to be sharp to compete in a balanced field at the World Curling Championship, starting this weekend in Edmonton. Brett Gallant (right) consults with Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue … Continue reading

ParaSport PEI and SCI PEI funspiel held at Cornwall

Here are pictures from the funspiel held this past Saturday at the Cornwall Curling Club, by ParaSport and Recreation PEI in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury PEI. Source: Parasport and Recreation PEI Facebook page. Click on a picture to enlarge, … Continue reading

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

(by Tom Steepe) Those who had hoped to hear the familiar shouts of “hurry hard!” in Crapaud this winter have been out of luck — the curling season ended last fall just as it was about to begin. ‘We need more people, new blood.’— Jonathan Ramsay … Continue reading

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

After winning their opener 9-2 against Northern Ontario, the PEI Firefighters champions – the Crossroads Fire Dept. skipped by Jerry Hughes, have had three losses at the Canadian championships in Mississauga – a close 9-8 decision to Nova Scotia, an … Continue reading

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

The Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree took place on Saturday at the Montague Curling Club, with 35 young curlers taking part. (Photo) Participants and helpers of the 2017 Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree held in Montague on Saturday. The winners … Continue reading

Upcoming sessions, etc., from Sport PEI

Sport PEI’s  women’s only CAAWS event is coming up on April 5th Click here to register and to find more information https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5165863 Info on Colin Moore Concussions 101 session http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/Behind-the-Scenes-101/no/2 Reminder that the Deadline for NCCP Planning a Practice is tomorrow March … Continue reading

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

The 2017 Canadian Stick Curling Championship was held last week in New Glasgow NS. There were 44 teams from 6 provinces competing in the triple knockout event with 8 of them being from PEI. Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from … Continue reading

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

All 10 teams saw action in the Saturday opening draw of the 58th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship at the Dixie Curling Club in Mississauga Ont. PEI, out of the Crossroads Fire Department and skipped by Jerry Hughes, was the only Maritime … Continue reading

DeWolfe wins Fox “Tuff Spiel”

Donald DeWolfe, who curls out of the Silver Fox and Cornwall clubs, won this weekend’s One on One “Tuff Spiel”, sponsored by Wayne’s Auto Sales, at the Fox. Charlottetown’s Robbie Doherty was runner-up, while Mike Spencer won the Consolation division. … Continue reading

Panthers capture bronze at 2017 USports Curling Nationals (UPEI)

It was a productive day for Atlantic teams on the men’s side as UPEI Panther’s Chris Gallant edged the Regina Cougars and skip Sam Wills 7-6 to win the bronze medal. Gallant’s crew of Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, Alex McFadyen and … Continue reading

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

The playoffs match-ups are set as the Championship Round wrapped up on Friday evening at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. Men’s Leading the way on the men’s side is undefeated Terry Odishaw of the host … Continue reading

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

The standings are starting to take shape in both women’s and men’s pool play as the round robin continues at the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. British Columbia’s Lynne Noble remains the only undefeated team in the … Continue reading

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

At the U SPORTS/Curling Canada University Championships in Thunder Bay, Alberta’s Thomas Scoffin carried their momentum from Tuesday night’s win into today’s game against, once again, UPEI. The Golden Bears had a convincing 9-2 decision over Chris Gallant, but lost … Continue reading

UPEI men make the playoffs at Canadian University Curling Championships

The UPEI Panthers men’s curling team, skipped by Chris Gallant, with other members Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, and Alex MacFadyen, finished round robin play with a 4-3 win-loss record at the USport Canadian Curling Championship in Thunder Bay ON, and … Continue reading

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

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created a Scholarship Fund as a means to assist our talented full-time student athletes in Atlantic Canada. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.  Three scholarships of … Continue reading

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

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

Hope rinks win Maritime Masters

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

Last rock decides Wendy’s U16 Development League at Cornwall

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

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

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

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

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

Curling Panthers head to 2017 National Championships today (UPEI)

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

Maritime Masters underway in Summerside (Draw/Sched.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wendy’s U16 Development League wraps up on Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

Final day of round robin action at the PEI Travelers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day one over at KFC U13, Travelers Ch’ships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Fox hosting annual 1 on 1 “Tuff Spiel”

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

Photos of Larry at the Brier, by Anil Mungal

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

Montague icemaker Richards enjoying time working at Brier (Guardian)

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

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

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

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

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

Free Funspiel for People with Disabilities

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

Inaugural “She Leads” event

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

PEI Travelers Curling Club Ch’ships start Friday in Alberton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sportsmanship and coaching awards handed out at U16

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

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

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