PEI women will advance to Travelers playoff round

With only one women’s and one men’s round robin draw left at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston Ont., the PEI women’s team, skipped by Julie Mutch out of the Crapaud Community Curling Club, are playoff-bound.

 

Photo (L-R): skip Julie Mutch, third Lindsay Moore (throws last), second Terri Wood, lead Heather MacRae

The 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams are split into two seven-team round-robin pools. After the single round-robin, the top three teams in each pool will make the playoffs. The first-place teams will be seeded directly into the semifinals on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The second and third-place teams will meet in crossover quarter-finals Friday, with the winners moving into the semis. The semifinal winners will play for gold, and the losers will play for bronze on Saturday morning.

The PEI women are currently tied for first place at 4-1 in their pool with BC and Alberta, going into their final round robin game, against Alberta, at 8:30 pm, following a 5-3 win over Northern Ontario this afternoon. They lost to BC earlier. The next three teams in their pool all sit at 2-3, and cannot catch the three leaders.

The PEI men, captained by Leo Stewart out of the Silver Fox, are still winless at 0-5, finishing up vs. the Northwest Territories at 5 pm, & won’t be in the playoffs.

Charlottetown Curling Club volunteers work to keep club open (CBC PEI)

Club recruiting new players with Friday night drop-in event

The Charlottetown Curling Club is open and the volunteer board of directors is working hard to get new people involved in the sport of curling. 

Charlottetown Curling Club is working to increase membership and revenue with some new ideas. (CBC)

Club president Mitch O’Shea says they are planning to recruit new players to the sport to play it recreationally, not competitively. 

“Part of the challenge is just recruiting people to the sport,” he said. “Competitive curling in the province is starting to die off.”

O’Shea said they are competing with other sports and other venues that rent out space. 

“Part of our draw is that we have two great rental spaces available but there’s a lot of other places in Charlottetown that have great spaces as well.” 

O’Shea said while membership is down, it is the norm across the province. But the club is trying some new things to bring players and revenue in for the club.

“We are trying drop-in curling on Friday nights. It’s five dollars for non-members.” 

The club also offers drink and food specials during the evening drop-in. 

Click to read full story at CBC PEI

 

Ontario savouring home ice, PEI women have only 1 loss at Travelers Championship (Curling Canada)

[PEI’s Julie Mutch rink is 3-1 at the Travelers, while the Leo Stewart men’s team is 0-4.
In action Wednesday, the PEI men lost 8-2 to the Yukon. They finish up round robin play today against Northern Ont. at 10 am, and the Northwest Territories at 5 pm. The PEI women are tied for first with BC and Alberta in their pool, with only 1 loss, following an 8-5 win over Sask. and a 9-1 victory over Nunavut yesterday. Their final round robin games go this afternoon at 1:30 against N. Ont., and at 8:30 tonight against Alberta.]

Ontario women’s and men’s teams continue their impressive home-province run at the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston.

Skip Jodi McCutcheon and second Kelly Williamson have been in this position before, going undefeated through the same event six years ago before losing the final against Manitoba in Richmond, B.C.

Ontario skip Jodi McCutcheon delivers her rock with help from sweepers Susan Chen (lead) and Kelly Williams (second) at the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Kingston, Ont. (Curling Canada/Donna McQuillan photo)

“I think I’m a little more calm and relaxed than I was in B.C. with a bit more experience curling under this sort of pressure now,” said the skip out of the High Park Curling Club in Toronto after she improved to 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.  The Ontario team secured a 5-4 win over Nova Scotia (1-2) by hitting the 12-foot on their final shot of the eighth end.

Does she feel added pressure wearing the home province colours at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club?  “It’s actually more comfort than pressure. I don’t feel any extra pressure but definitely feel the support.”

McCutcheon along with third Kris Wannan, Williamson and lead Susan Chen have over a dozen family and friends in Kingston hoping to see Ontario win a record fourth women’s Travelers title (2009, 2012, 2014).

Richmond Hill’s Jon St. Denis echos McCutcheon’s sentiments that playing close to home has perks.  The Ontario men’s skip and his rink of third Steven Anderson, Jordan Keon and lead Curtis Samoy have rhymed off three straight wins in their first three games of the six-game round robin.

St. Denis has two other Ontario curling banners with his name on them but this is the first time he’s advanced to the national stage.

“I actually told my wife I was going to step back from the game last season but when we started to get on a roll in our zone we sort of surprised ourselves and here we are with a lot of support around us,” St. Denis said after getting past previously undefeated Nova Scotia (3-1).

Ontario skip Jon St. Denis (Curling Canada/Darren McEwen photo)

Through Draw 9 of the Travelers Curling Club Championship both Ontario teams sit atop their respective pools in an event that features the top club curlers in the country.

All 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) are represented in both genders. Each team is allowed only one player who has played in a provincial/territorial Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ championship in the current or previous four curling seasons, or participated in a full-field Grand Slam event in the current or previous four curling seasons.

As well, no player on the teams can have played in a Canadian Juniors, Men’s, Women’s or Seniors national championship in the current or previous four seasons.

Standing in Ontario’s way of the playoffs in women’s Pool A is Manitoba’s Stacey Fordyce (3-1).  The Brandon rink will play McCutcheons on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET.  Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are all 1-2 after nine draws in Kingston.  Yukon’s record is 1-3.

British Columbia’s Kimberly Dennis, Prince Edward Island’s Julie Mutch and Alberta Nanette Dupont’s rinks lead Pool B women’s play, each with one loss through the first nine daws. Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario are both at 2-2. Northwest Territories sits at 1-3 while Nunavut (0-5) seeks their first win in Pool B.

Nova Scotia and Manitoba are close on Ontario’s heels in men’s Pool B with each having one loss through the first nine draws.  Northern Ontario’s Jeffrey Brown sits at 2-2.  Yukon (1-2), Northwest Territories (1-3) and Prince Edward Island (0-3) round out the Pool B leaderboard.

British Columbia’s Bart Sawyer continues to roll through the competition in men’s Pool A with a 4-0 record through nine draws.  Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador each have one loss with Saskatchewan hanging in the playoff picture with a 2-2 record.  Quebec (1-3), New Brunswick (1-3) and Nunavut (0-5) round out Pool A standings.

Selected games from the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship are live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Scores and standings from the event are available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.

For draw times, team lineups and other event info, go to: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

10-time P.E.I. women’s curling champ Kim Dolan to be inducted Friday into P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame (Journal Pioneer)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Kim Dolan is one of P.E.I.’s greatest curlers and many consider her to be the best female curler ever from the province – winning 10 provincial women’s curling championships.

Skip Kim Dolan yells to sweepers during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Submitted

She made her first trip to the nationals in 1983 then appeared again in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2012 and 2014. She skipped in seven of those appearances. Her best finish was fourth at the 1995 Scott Tournament of Hearts, playing third with Rebecca Jean (MacPhee) MacDonald as skip of the P.E.I. rink.

Born on April 12, 1958, in Charlottetown, Kim grew up in a curling family. The MacLeod family was active in the sport with both parents playing and teaching her the game. Kim says she had little help in getting her start.

“Mainly because of school is how I began,” she said. “I was introduced to curling through my parents. A family friend, Anne Hennessey, was looking for a new player and that was it.”

Her career started in 1974 at the Charlottetown Curling Club and that year she won her first of three Prince Edward Island Junior Women’s Curling Championships. Kim was the lead on the rink skipped by Gloria Basha with Janet Wood (third) and Hennessey (second). The Basha rink repeated in 1975 and in 1976 Kim played third on a rink skipped by Anne Merkinger. The Merkinger rink was the runners-up.

In 1980, Kim began her women’s curling career and she now holds the record for the most provincial women’s championship victories on P.E.I.

Click for full story in the Journal-Pioneer

– Compiled by Dave Holland, Queens County director for the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame.

Need to know

A look at the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame 2017 induction ceremony.

When – Friday, Nov. 24. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where – Rodd Royalty.

Who – This year’s inductees are: Kim Dolan (curling), Ken (Trixie) Dunn (builder baseball/hockey), Debbie MacMurdo (builder figure skating) and the 1964-65 Saint Dunstan’s Saints (hockey).

Tickets –  The event is sold-out.

“She Leads” set for December 2. Upcoming coaching workshops from Coaching PEI

She Leads is on Saturday December 2 at the Holiday Inn Express, the deadline is this Friday November 24.  Information is below. These six ladies have a wealth of knowledge and are ready to share with other women in sport.  This is not just for females coaches but for athletes, volunteers, administrators with your sport.   Sign up for a great day of sharing and learning.

Upcoming Coaching Workshops:

DAA is a go for Thursday and Friday this week 5:30 to 9:30 at Bluefield High School, still time but you must call (902)368-6253

Basic Mental Skills is a go on Monday November 27, here at the House of Sport, still room to sign up

Leading Drug Free is a go for Tuesday November 28, here at the House of Sport, still room to sign up

Prevention and Recovery set for December 5 & 6 but still need more coaches to sign up for it to go

MED is a go for Wednesday December 13 here at the House of Sport still room to sign up

Visit http://www.coachingpei.ca/nccp-training.html for more info or to sign up

She Leads set for December 2, 2017

Calling all females involved in sport. 

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! 

We are again hosting “She Leads” and this time with the following female leaders will spark discussions on various topics:

Lynn Anne Hogan – Former Sport Administrator turned hospital foundation development officer, entrepreneur, runner & coach. 

Isabelle Cayer  – Senior Consultant CAC, Women in Coaching, CAAWS Women & Leadership Program Facilitator 

Andrea MacDonald – Former National Program Manager for Right to Play Ethiopia, globetrotting humanitarian and current CEO of United Way of PEI. 

Nancy Fong – Sport & Performance Dietitian, Owner of Maximum Performance & Nutrition 

Natasha Johnson – Coaching Lead with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. 

Mary Jane Webster  – 
Re/Max agent, Entrepreneur, and former CIS Rugby Coach/Athlete

This event takes place Saturday December 2 at the Holiday Inn Express in Charlottetown from 9 am to 12 noon, and costs $30, which includes a light snack and beverages. To register click here

Opening Draw teams set for 5th annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel at Cornwall

The new Olympic sport of mixed doubles curling is growing in popularity across the curling world, especially with its inclusion for the 2018 Winter Games in Korea. Here is the opening draw teams schedule for the 5th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel, on Saturday November 25 at the Cornwall Curling Club. A full draw of 16 teams are entered in this year’s event, which has attracted curlers from Cornwall and Charlottetown.

The major difference between regular curling and mixed doubles curling (besides 2 vs. 4 players per team) is the positioning of two stones – one per team – that are set before the beginning of each end.  

MIXED DOUBLES DRAW – NOVEMBER 25, 2017, Cornwall Curling Club

8:30 am teams

1.  Angus and Lorianne Davies

2.  Mark O’Rourke and Susan McInnis

3.  Edmond Richard and Danielle Girard

4.  Danny Kneabone and Carlene Peters

5.  Annika and Liam Kelly

6.  Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson

7.  Peter and Janice Murdoch

8.  Kim Nicholson and Rick Neumeyer


9:30 am teams

9.  Danny Bernard and Karen Currie

10. Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen

11. Paul and Joanne Durant

12. Barry and Myrna Craswell

13. Noah and Rachel O’Connor

14. Wade Deaken and Samantha Morris

15. Chris and Melissa Creighton

16. Ray Biagé and Cathy Handren

BC Men perfect so far at Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship. PEI women 1-1, men 0-3 (Curling Canada)

[PEI recap: Women 1-1 after 8-6 win over NWT on Monday and 10-3 loss to BC on Tues.
Play Sask. at 10 am and Nunavut at 5 pm today. Men 0-3 following 8-3 loss to Ontario on Monday and 8-6 and 9-2 losses to Manitoba and NS, respectively, on Tues. Play the Yukon at 8:30 pm today.]

When Bart Sawyer looked at his British Columbia team’s schedule before the start of the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship he knew Tuesday was going to be a tough day at the office.

Team BC in action at the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Kingston, Ont. (Curling Canada/Donna McQuillan photo)

Watching the team from the Nanaimo Curling Centre knock off Saskatchewan and later Alberta on Tuesday, you would never know Sawyer and team have only curled together as a team for one year.

“We had a bit of nerves this morning but we managed two pretty good games,” Sawyer said after defeating Alberta’s John Mryglod and team 9-2 in seven ends.

The scoreboard indicated a dominant performance for the B.C. team but it wasn’t entirely smooth sailing during Draw 5. In the second end Sawyer was facing a pile of Alberta granite before the skip executed two long double takeouts to generate a 2-0 lead.

“In the third end we felt more in control but (Mryglod) stayed in there with some great long shots in the third and fifth ends,” Sawyer added.

Sawyer, third Steve Waatainen, second Craig Burton and lead Keith Clarke have their sights set on the playoffs at their first national curling championship but Sawyer admits it’s still one game at a time. Seven family and fans have joined the team making the trip from Vancouver Island for the six-day event at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont.

After getting Monday off and playing two games on Tuesday, B.C. still has to get through the next four games of a six-game round robin in Pool A of the men’s event before thinking about the playoff picture.

Alberta drops to 2-1 at the Travelers Curling Club Championship. Newfoundland and Labrador (2-1) got back into the win column with a 6-5 win over Saskatchewan (1-2). Quebec (1-1) won their first game of the championship 11-3 over Nunavut (0-3).

(Curling Canada/Donna McQuillan photo)

In men’s Pool B action, the leaderboard is topped by Nova Scotia (3-0) and Ontario (2-0) followed by Northern Ontario (2-1), Manitoba (1-1), Yukon (1-1) and Prince Edward Island (0-3) and Northwest Territories (0-3).

The top three teams from each of the two pools will make playoffs on Friday. The top ranked team from each pool will get a direct entry to the semi-final, while the second and third place teams will meet in crossover quarterfinals. Gold medal and bronze medal games will take place Saturday morning at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.

New Brunswick’s Heather Munn (1-1) handed Manitoba’s Stacey Fordyce (2-1) her first loss of the round robin on Tuesday night. Elsewhere in women’s Pool A play, host Ontario (2-0) hung on to defeat Newfoundland and Labrador (1-1) by a score of 6-5 by drawing for two points in the eighth end.

British Columbia (3-0) and Alberta (2-0) women remain undefeated in women’s Pool B action. Quebec (1-1) picked up their first win of the event thanks to a 10-3 win over Yukon (0-3).

Full standings from the event are available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.

Selected games from the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship are live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2017travelers/.

For draw times, team lineups and other event info, go to: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/.

Selected games from the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship are live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Curling 101: Free Intro to Curling session for the entire family at all 7 PEI curling clubs

PEI curling clubs are opening their doors Dec. 16/17 to offer a FREE on-ice “Introduction to Curling” session for both children and their parents/guardians. Register today!

A few things to bring with you the day of the event:
1. A clean pair of running shoes to wear on the ice.
2. A warm sweater or light jacket plus gloves or mitts.
3. A helmet designed for ice sports for all family members
going on the ice

Register for the Curling 101 nearest you!

Please call or email to let us know how many are in your party and
which time works best for you and we’ll confirm your registration.

FREE CURLING 101 SESSIONS:

Cornwall
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
@ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: Cornwall Curling Club
29 Cornwall Rd.,
Cornwall, PE
For more information and to register*
email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca
or call 902-566-4427

Charlottetown
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm, 2:30pm or 4pm
Where: Charlottetown Curling Club
241 Euston Street,
Charlottetown, PE
For more information and to register*
email or call Mitch O’Shea at
chtowncurling@gmail.com or 902-370-2875

O’Leary
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm or 2:30pm
Where: Maple Leaf Curling Club
426 Main Street,
O’Leary, PE
For more information and to register*
email John Martin
johnemartin55@gmail.com

Montague
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm or 2:30pm
Where: Montague Curling Club
23 Central St.,
Montague, PE
For more information and to register* email
montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com
or call 902-838-2513

Summerside
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
110 Water St.,
Summerside, PE
For more information and to register*
email or call Dominique Hughes
at silverfoxoffice2@gmail.com
or 902-436-2153

Alberton
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
@ 1:30pm or 3pm
Where: Western Community
Curling Club
526 Main St., Alberton, PE
For more information and to register*
email or call Roger Gavin at
rgavin@islandtelecom.com or 902-853-6210

Crapaud
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 2pm or 3pm
Where: Crapaud Community Curling Club, 20573 Trans Canada Highway, Crapaud, PE
For more information and to register* email or call Susan Hubley
at info@crapaudcurlingclub.com or 902-598-8800

*Children must be 5 years old to participate.

PEI women win opener over NWT, men lose to Ont. on opening day of the Travelers (Curling Canada)

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP OFF TO A HIP START IN KINGSTON

 

Two members of the Tragically Hip helped kick off the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kingston while sharing something in common with each of the 112 participants – they’re all club-level curlers.

Gord Sinclair and Paul Langlois opened the ninth annual event, hosted this year at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, by throwing the ceremonial opening rock. Sinclair and Langlois curl once a week in Kingston in a club league.

“We love the sport. It’s sociable. The winters when we’ve been on tour we really miss our one night a week curling,” Sinclair said.

When asked if they have aspirations to someday compete at the Travelers Curling Club Championship, Langlois admitted they’ve thought about it but there’s still work to be done.

“We’d first have to work our way out of the bottom flights here in our league,” Langlois said with Sinclair adding, “Maybe 2020 is our target?”

This event is an opportunity for club curlers, like Langlois and Sinclair and almost any club curler across the country, to make it to a national championship.

Each team is allowed only one player who has played in a provincial/territorial Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ championship in the current or previous four curling seasons, or participated in a full-field Grand Slam event in the current or previous four curling seasons.
As well, no player on the teams can have played in a Canadian Juniors, Men’s, Women’s or Seniors national championship in the current or previous four seasons.

All 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) are represented at the Travelers Championship in both genders. The teams play a round-robin draw leading to the playoffs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25.

The 2017 field includes three previous championship teams yet for the 2013 women’s champions, this year’s experience still has a few question marks around it.

Manitoba skip Stacey Fordyce

Manitoba skip Stacey Fordyce says she still get some nerves, “I think having experience in the big games is definitely an advantage for our team, but we also know we are going to have to be curling our best to get there again. It’s a whole new field of teams that we really don’t know what to expect.”

Fordyce and third Christy Erickson, second Stacey Irwin, lead Pam Gouldie out of the Brandon Curling Club got off to a commanding start in Kingston, winning their opener against Newfoundland and Labrador 12-2.

Manitoba women have won a record-tying three Travelers titles (2011, 2013 and 2016).

“Any time we get a chance to wear the buffalo on our back is a true honour and one that we don’t take lightly. We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and hope to do Manitoba proud,” skip Stacey Fordyce said before putting on her Manitoba jacket before the opening draw in Kingston.

“This event gives club curlers a chance to experience a national championship who otherwise wouldn’t. It’s important for the curlers that want to compete to have something to work towards, while still working regular jobs and balancing families at the same time,” added the Brandon native.

Elsewhere in the opening draw of women’s play, host Ontario triumphed over Quebec 6-4, Saskatchewan got past Nunavut 14-3, Nova Scotia downed Yukon 10-2, British Columbia defeated Northern Ontario 11-5 and Northwest Territories dropped their opener to Prince Edward Island 8-6. [PEI women, skipped by Julie Mutch out of the Crapaud Community Curling Club, have one game today, at 5 pm vs. BC.]

In men’s action it was a nail-biting finish for 2015 champion Andrew Symonds and his rink out of the RE-MAX Centre in St. John’s in their opening game. The Newfoundland and Labrador team, trailing by one with last rock in the last end, needed to make a slash double on their last rock after Alberta’s John Mrygold made a perfect delicate hit and roll. Symonds’ stone jammed, giving Alberta the opening draw win.

Other winners in the men’s first draw were New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Nova Scotia. [PEI men, skipped by Leo Stewart out of the Silver Fox, lost their first game to Ontario, by an 11-3 score. Today’s PEI men’s game against Manitoba, at 1:30 pm, is scheduled to be Livestreamed. Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/curlingcanada/live to view. PEI men also play Nova Scotia, at 8:30 pm]

Selected games from the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship are live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Scores and standings from the event are available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.
For draw times, team lineups and other event info, go to: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Back again at the Travelers Curling Club Championship is the annual fundraising challenge to benefit youth curling across Canada through the Curling Canada Foundation.

The team that raises the most money will earn a cash grant of $5,000 for improvements to its home club, while the second highest fundraising club will receive $3,000; additionally, there will be two random draws for $1,000 prizes for club improvements. You can find more information here: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/fundraising/

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Desjardins Stick Curling Bonspiel set for Cornwall

This annual bonspiel, sponsored by Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network, is open to any stick curler, and takes place on Dec. 2 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Individual entry. A draw will be made where each person will play a minimum of 3 games with a different teammate each game. All games will be six ends. 

Scoring

Coin toss for choice of rock or hammer. No practice shots. One point awarded for each end scored, five  points for a win, and 2 1/2 points to each team for a tie, and score differential to a maximum of 3.

One hour time limit per game. First draw begins play at 9 am, 2nd at 10am.

Lunch will be provided with your entry fee.

Entry fee of $25 must be received by Nov. 28, 2017.
The 1st 32 paid entries accepted, with a waiting list in order of receipt created after that (for last-minute cancellations)

Make cheque payable to:

Etta Reid
822 Suffolk Road Route 222
Suffolk PE    C1C 0P8

For more info, phone (902) 629-1454

Crapaud Community Curling Club Official Reopening and Open House on Friday evening

Crapaud, PE – The Crapaud Community Curling Club will hold their Official Reopening in conjunction with an Open House on Friday, November 24.

The Open House, starting at 7pm, is free and open to the public. There will be instructors on hand and brooms and sliders are supplied. No curling experience is necessary. Children under 13 are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

The Official Reopening will take place at 7:30pm.

“The Curling Club was closed last year and we are excited to have the ice in and have the club reopen,” said President Susan Hubley. “This event provides the opportunity to recognize the many volunteers and supporters who helped make the reopening possible. It is also an opportunity for those interested in curling, or renting the facility, to stop by, check out the venue, and maybe even throw a few rocks. All are welcome.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Crapaud Community Curling Club offers a variety of programs such as Sunday and After-School programs for youth, and Stick Curling for seniors. This year the Club is also offering Drop-In Curling on Friday nights for anyone wanting to give curling a try.

For more information, email info@crapaudcurlingclub.com

Veronica Smith team hosting Warmup Spiel

Looking for a few games before provincials? Join Team Smith in Cornwall December 8 & 9. Guaranteed 3 games! $125/team. Email vasmith@upei.ca to register

Kelly, Donovan win Fall Fling (Journal Pioneer)

Two Charlottetown-based rinks meet in women’s final

(by Jason Simmonds)

SUMMERSIDE – It was an all-P.E.I. women’s final in the 11th annual Fall Fling Maritime junior cashspiel on Sunday afternoon.

 

Annika Kelly skipped her Charlottetown Curling Complex rink to the women’s title at the 11th annual Fall Fling Maritime junior cashspiel at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex on Sunday afternoon. – Jason Simmonds

The Annika Kelly rink, including Cynthia Pearson, Tati Kelly, Meghan Ching and coach Mitch O’Shea, defeated the Lauren Ferguson squad 9-0 in a battle of Charlottetown Curling Complex entries in the women’s final.

An extra end was needed to decide the men’s final as Michael Donovan from Curl Moncton counted a single point with the hammer in the extra end to outscore Ryan Abraham of the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax 10-9.

A total of 24 teams – 12 men and 12 women – from P.E.I., Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia competed in the three-day event at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex.

 

 

Donovan edges Abraham in extra end, Kelly blanks Burris to win Fall Fling Jr. Cashspiel

The 11th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, with a full draw of 24 teams, representing all four Atlantic provinces, wrapped up this afternoon at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

In the junior men’s division, two “Mainland” teams, both with Island connections, went undefeated through the round robin and semi-final and met in the final, with the Michael Donovan foursome from Curl Moncton, which is coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, and includes his sons Josh at third, and Jacob as alternate player, edging the Ryan Abraham squad from the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, which includes third stone Brooks Roche from Montague, by a 10-9 score in an extra end.  The teams were tied at 3-3 going into the 5th end, where Donovan scored five points. Abraham fought back with deuces in ends six and eight, and single steals in nine and ten to tie the game, but Donovan had hammer in the final end, scoring the winning single. 

 

Photo: Organizer Sheila Compton (left) with winning Junior Men’s Team Donovan (L-R): Michael Donovan, Matthew Magee, Donovan Lanteigne, alternate Jacob Nowlan, Coach Daryell Nowlan. Missing: Josh Nowlan (he played in the round robin, while his younger brother Jacob replaced him in the playoffs). Photo credit: Denise Nowlan

Besides skip Abraham and third Roche, the runner-up Abraham team includes Jake Flemming and Thomas Mosher, with coach Paul Flemming. Team Abraham, minus Roche, were last year’s junior men’s event champions.

File photo (L-R): Jr. Men’s runner-up Team Abraham (L-R): Ryan Abraham, Brooks Roche, Jake Flemming, Thomas Mosher

Team Abraham edged the Liam Marin foursome from the Thistle-St. Andrews club in Saint John 6-5 in their semi-final game. The Marin rink includes Crapaud’s Tyler Smith at third. Team Donovan stole a single in the 5th and a deuce in the final end in a 10-6 win over the Alex MacFadyen rink from the host Silver Fox club in the other semi.

In the women’s final, the Annika Kelly squad blanked their Charlottetown Curling Complex clubmates the Alexis Burris team, by a 9-0 score. A steal of five points in the sixth end brought the game to an early conclusion.  Lauren Ferguson was skipping Team Burris, as Burris was sidelined by an injury. 

(L-R) Organizer Sheila Compton with winning junior women’s Team Kelly: skip Annika Kelly, third Cynthia Pearson, second Tat Kelly, and lead Meghan Ching. Photo credit: Doug Kelly

Organizer Sheila Compton (left) with runner-up women’s Team Burris (Front row left to right): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, alternate Amy Spence, Lexie Murray. Back row: Coach David Murphy.

In the women’s semi-final round, Team Burris, who finished round robin play with a 3-2 record, handed the  Kaylee Nodding rink from the Bridgewater Curling Club their first loss in the event, by an 8-6 score, while Team Kelly, also 3-2, got by Team Brianne Batherson from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS,  who had only one round robin loss, by a score of 8-5.

End by end results from this event are available at:  http://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339

PEI skip Dennis Watts wins Sportsmanship award at Canadian Mixed (Curling Canada)

Quebec vice-skip Amélie Blais was a double winner on Saturday night as awards were handed out at the closing banquet for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man.
Blais, who threw third rocks for Robert Desjardin’s Quebec team, was named the women’s Most Valuable Player, and also won a Sportsmanship Award.


Dennis Watts – photos for Curling Canada by Jeremy and Jessica Bergen

The men’s and women’s MVP awards were decided after a vote among the event umpires, while the Sportsmanship Awards were determined through a vote of participating players.
Ontario skip Mike Anderson was named the men’s MVP, while the other Sportsmanship winners were Quebec lead Veronique Bouchard, New Brunswick second Paul Nason and Prince Edward Island skip Dennis Watts.

The event was won by Team Ontario. Click for story.

Ch’ship round set at Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night at the 11th annual Fall Fling junior cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with the semi-finals going at 9 this morning, and the junior men’s and junior women’s finals following at 1 … Continue reading

Crapaud curling team slides into national championships after season without a home (Guardian)

(by Alison Jenkins) Heather MacRae joined her team from the direction of the ice, bouncing a bit on her toes in the clubhouse at the Crapaud Curling Club. “Ice is keen tonight, they’re saying.”  She meant the rocks were sliding … Continue reading

Day One over at Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel

Two Junior Men’s, and two Junior Women’s draws are in the books following day one action at the 11th Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside. 12 Junior Men’s and an equal number of Junior Women’s … Continue reading

PEI scores seven point end in seeding pool win at the Canadian Mixed (Curling Canada)

QUEBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK ON TOP AT MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP  The Championship pool went into action on Thursday, battling for playoff spots at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. While Quebec maintains its seven-game winning streak … Continue reading

5th Annual Masters Plus Bonspiel set for Cornwall on Nov. 23/24

The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. Masters Plus teams include three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55. … Continue reading

11th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel starts Fri. at the Fox. Live Results on PEICurling.com

The eleventh annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel gets underway on Friday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, with a full draw of 12 junior men’s teams and an equal number of junior women’s rinks entered, from … Continue reading

Travelers Curling Club Championship gets underway Monday in Kingston, Ont. (Curling Canada)

Dreams of winning a Canadian curling championship will come true for two of the 28 teams who open play Monday in the 2017 Travelers Curling Championship at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont. The Cataraqui Golf and … Continue reading

Date change: Montague Cashspiel moved to Dec. 8-10

  MONTAGUE CASHSPIEL OPEN TO ALL TEAMS:  SENIORS, TRAVELERS, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S Separate divisions for men and women if sufficient numbers $200 ENTRY FEE PER TEAM December 8th, 9th, and 10th (revised dates) OPEN TO FIRST 16 MEN’S TEAMS PAID … Continue reading

Quebec leads as round robin wraps up at Canadian Mixed. PEI (0-6) goes to seeding pool (Curling Canada)

Quebec’s Robert Desjardins finished the round robin with a perfect 6-0 record and will lead the way into the Championship round of the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. Team Quebec in action at the 2018 Canadian … Continue reading

Undefeated teams rise to top at Canadian Mixed, PEI winless after 4 games (Curling Canada)

Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan remain the only undefeated teams after six draws at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group, in Swan River, Man. [PEI’s Dennis Watts rink, still looking for … Continue reading

Go Hogwild at annual Montague 19 and over Spiel (postponed until Jan. 5-6)

HOGWILD SPIEL Nov. 24th and 25th Due to insufficient signup, this event has been postponed until Jan. 5-6 2018. at the Montague Curling Rink CURLING BONSPIEL 6 End games. Guaranteed 3 games, Open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams. This … Continue reading

Relive the Road to the Roar on YouTube and in photos

If you missed any of the great action this past weekend, all TSN broadcasts from the Home Hardware Road to the Roar in Summerside are now available on the Curling Canada YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/curlingcanada As well, check out the photos … Continue reading

PEI’s Watts rink 0-2 at the Mixed

PEI’s Dennis Watts team are still looking for their first win at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River MB, going into today’s noontime draw against the Robert Smallwood rink from Whitehorse, Yukon, also 0-2. PEI lost their opener … Continue reading

Summerside’s Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials deemed success (Journal Pioneer)

Credit Union Place (CUP) employees were busy Monday morning reverting Eastlink Arena into a hockey rink after it spent the previous week hosting the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials. Crews were busy at Credit Union Place … Continue reading

Road to the Roar curling event a money maker for Summerside, city says (CBC PEI)

City eager to bid again on Road to the Roar, says community services director A day after the Road to the Roar wrapped up in Summerside, the city says it will bid to host the Olympic pre-trial curling event again.  … Continue reading

It’s more than just curling for Morris rink (Journal Pioneer)

Team members enjoys learning about Summerside community Skip John Morris in action during Sunday morning action at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at Eastlink Arena in Summerside. – Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – There is no more intense … Continue reading

Crapaud women’s team set to compete in the Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship Nov. 20-28 in Kingston ON

Crapaud, PE – The Board and members of the Crapaud Community Curling Club extend their congratulations and well wishes to their team attending the Travelers Championship in Kingston, Ontario, next week. Photo (L-R): Julie Mutch, Lindsay Moore, Terri Wood, Heather … Continue reading

Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel at Cornwall: entry deadline is 5 pm on Tues. Nov. 14

Last call for entries in “Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s funspiel is Tuesday, November 14th at 5 pm. All team entries must be in by then! The Cornwall Curling Club hosts “The Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s Funspiel, Friday evening November 17 and all day Saturday, November 18. … Continue reading

Devin Heroux wraps up The Road to the Roar on CBC PEI’s Island Morning at 8:15

CBC news and sports reporter Devin Heroux, who covered the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside, will be on CBC PEI’s Island Morning at 8:15, talking to Mitch Cormier about the event.  Listen locally at 96.1 FM, … Continue reading

Team Bottcher completes Trials field with Home Hardware Road to the Roar triumph (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It took them until the final game of the final qualifying event, but Brendan Bottcher and his Edmonton team can finally start planning for a trip to Ottawa for the2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Bottcher, … Continue reading

Changing of the guard: Bottcher beats Howard to claim last Olympic trials spot (CBC)

McCarville, Bottcher, Morris and Tippin round out the trial field By Devin Heroux SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Brendan Bottcher hadn’t even been born when Glenn Howard already captured his first Brier and world championship, but on Sunday night in Summerside, P.E.I., there was a changing of the … Continue reading

Bottcher heading for Ottawa (Journal Pioneer)

Edmonton rink downs Howard for a second time in two days (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – Brendan Bottcher and his 2017 Alberta Tankard champions are heading to the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings for a chance of going to … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed starts this evening, livestream starts Monday (Curling Canada)

The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicks off tonight at 8 pm Atlantic time in Swan River, MB. Live streaming starts Monday on CBC.ca Event website with links to live scoring, live streaming:  www.curling.ca/2018mixed/ Twitter hashtag: #cmcc2018 PEI is represented by the Charlottetown Curling … Continue reading

Team Tippin claims Trials berth, Howard moves into final game at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — They’ve been loud and proud all week long, but the Team Tippin supporters saved their loudest cheers for Sunday afternoon at Credit Union Place. From left, Julie Tippin, Chantal Duhaime, Rachelle Vink, Tess Bobbie and coach Barry … Continue reading

Team Morris books ticket to Ottawa with Home Hardware Road to the Roar win (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It’s a familiar story for John Morris and his Vernon, B.C., teammates, only they’re hoping for a different ending this time around. From left, John Morris, Jim Cotter, Catlin Schneider and Tyrel Griffith (along with coach Jody … Continue reading

Updated: Morris advances to Roar of the Rings with one-point win over Bottcher (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE (by Jason Simmonds) – John Morris and his rink from Vernon, B.C., are headed to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa next month. That event will decide the Canadian men’s and women’s four-person curling teams for the … Continue reading

Morris wins 1st men’s berth at the Roar of the Rings. 1 men’s, 1 women’s spot left to be determined

On Saturday at the Road to the  Roar pre-trials in Summerside, the Krista McCarville rink won the first women’s berth to the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials, Dec. 2-10 in Ottawa. On Sunday morning, the John Morris team captured … Continue reading

Schedule for final day of the Home Hardware Road to the Roar

On Saturday, the Krista McCarville rink won the first women’s berth to the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials, Dec. 2-10 in Ottawa. Here is the schedule for the remaining qualifiers: Women: 9 am Rocque vs Tippin 2 pm Meilleur … Continue reading

Updated: McCarville rink qualifies for Roar of the Rings (Journal Pioneer)

Final qualifiers from Road to the Roar in Summerside to be decided Sunday By Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – Krista McCarville’s Olympic dreams are alive and well. McCarville arned one of two women’s berths in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings … Continue reading

Team McCarville clinches berth in Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — When Krista McCarville formed a new curling team a few years ago, it was not with the kind of expectations that many of Canada’s elite curling teams come with. From left, skip Krista McCarville, third Kendra Lilly, … Continue reading

First men’s and women’s qualifiers set at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Four teams are a step closer to the promised land; AKA the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings next month in Ottawa. Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher and John Morris of Vernon, B.C., on the men’s side, and Brianne Meilleur … Continue reading

Olympic curling pre-trial playoffs feature past world, Olympic champions (CBC Sports)

Howard, Morris, Middaugh and McCarville have been there, done that By Devin Heroux SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The 28-team curling field in Summerside, P.E.I is slowly being dwindled down, but the pre-trials event dubbed “Road to the Roar” has become a very long road … Continue reading

Tiebreaker wins for Gunnlaugson, Deruelle, Middaugh at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The gold-medal dreams for teams skipped by Winnipeg’s Jason Gunnlaugson, Dayna Deruelle of Brampton, Ont., and Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., live on in Summerside. Sherry Middaugh, right, and Jo-Ann Rizzo celebrate their tiebreaker win on Saturday … Continue reading

Scotland, Birchard win women’s tiebreakers at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Nadine Scotland and Shannon Birchard won playoff tiebreakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Credit Union Place to stay alive at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Team Birchard puts it on … Continue reading

Scotland, Birchard stay alive at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Tiebreakers not decided until early hours of Saturday morning SUMMERSIDE – The Nadine Scotland and Shannon Birchard rinks remained alive on a wild Friday and start to Saturday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event. Scotland … Continue reading

Team Thomas heads into playoffs at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.EI. — It wasn’t the ideal way for Team Charley Thomas to prepare for the final day of round-robin competition at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, especially with first place in its pool and a … Continue reading

Ties galore at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Lots to be decided before playoffs SUMMERSIDE Charley Thomas and his team of Mick Lizmore, Brandon Klassen and DJ Kidby, from Crestwood Curling Club in Edmonton put a lock on first place in Pool B of the Home Hardware Road … Continue reading

Tippin wraps up round-robin pool title, avoids tiebreakers at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The tension ratcheted up as the early evening went on, and it will keep ratcheting up into the wee hours of Saturday morning at Credit Union Place in Summerside. But Julie Tippin can sit back and relax; … Continue reading

Adam Casey feeling right at home at curling’s Olympic pre-trials (CBC)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (by Devin Heroux) — Adam Casey is something of a curling vagabond. Consider this: In the past six seasons, he went to the Brier with Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador rink three times, then skipped his own Prince … Continue reading

Team Rocque stays alive with crucial win at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — There wasn’t any in-depth analysis required for Kelsey Rocque and her Edmonton team heading into the final day of round-robin play at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Kelsey Rocque’s Edmonton team got back … Continue reading

Curling season getting underway at O’Leary’s Maple Leaf club

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary will be holding its 2017-2018 Season Registration Night on Monday, November 13, from 6-8 pm. Information on Registration Fees, etc. can be found on their website at www.mapleleafcurlingclub.com/membership . If you cannot make the registration night,  contact … Continue reading

Thomas rink playing noon-hour draw with three players at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE – The undefeated Charley Thomas rink is playing Friday’s noon-hour draw against Greg Balsdon short-handed. Brandon Klassen, second stone on the Thomas rink, has to leave Summerside due to an illness. Skip Charley Thomas. – photo by Jason Simmonds Nathan … Continue reading

Howard clinches first with last-shot win over Casey, Einarson edges Middaugh in women’s showdown (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE (by Jason Simmonds) – The Glenn Howard rink has clinched first place in the men’s Pool A at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar. Howard, who improved to 5-0 (won-lost), pulled out a last-shot victory to edge Seven … Continue reading

Lineup change pays dividends for Team Morris at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — This isn’t the first time John Morris has been involved with a lineup change in the middle of a big event.  You may remember the last time, even if Morris doesn’t (or pretends not to). “When was … Continue reading

TSN follows Canada’s top curlers at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar and Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (TSN)

TORONTO – TSN is Canada’s home for curling fans as the top curlers from across Canada begin their quest to compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. With over 90 hours of live curling action, TSN’s live coverage begins … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Team Lenentine in search of Oak Island “treasure” at weekend cashspiel

  The 22nd annual Oak Island Junior Women’s and Men’s Cashspiel, sponsored by Atlantica Hotel and Marina, Oak Island, got underway this morning at the Chester Curling Club in Nova Scotia, not far from the island where Captain Kidd’s treasure … Continue reading

Reminder: Free tickets to 1:30 Sat. draw issued to Eastlink Arena Remembrance Day Service attendees

SUMMERSIDE – Curling Canada, in partnership with the City of Summerside and the Summerside Remembrance Day Organizing Committee are preparing to pause and to pay respect to our Veterans by holding the annual Remembrance Day Service in the midst of hosting … Continue reading

Friday at the Road to the Roar – round robin wraps up

The final round robin draws – at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm go today at the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside. Should a Saturday morning tiebreaker be needed, it will start at … Continue reading

Team Scotland has eyes on playoff berth at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It seems fitting somehow that Nadine Scotland’s Calgary team is staying in one of the most historic residences on Prince Edward Island. Nadine Scotland, right, discusses shot options with Heather Rogers during Thursday night’s victory over Team … Continue reading

Team Adam Casey still in playoff hunt at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It’s been a roller-coaster ride so far for Adam Casey and his Regina-based team at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, so naturally, there was nothing routine about the start of his game Thursday afternoon … Continue reading

Adam Casey defeats John Morris, Glenn Howard still unbeaten at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE – Glenn Howard moved to 4-0 (won-lost) at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event on Thursday. Five teams, who all have two wins, are now chasing Howard in the seven-team Pool A. Seven Mile Bay native … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting 5th annual Mixed Doubles cashspiel

The Cornwall Curling Club’s fifth annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday November 25. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Kim Nicholson and Alan Acorn. Mixed Doubles is now an Olympic sport – … Continue reading

PEI’s Robbie Doherty filling in as alternate with Balsdon rink at pre-trials (Journal Pioneer)

Happy to be positive influence off the ice (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – He’s thrown some practice rocks with the team and been at ice level for strategic timeouts. But that’s as close to the action Prince Edward Islander Robbie Doherty … Continue reading

Team Middaugh takes major step to playoff berth at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — There have been a few highlights this week for Sherry Middaugh and her team from Coldwater, Ont., at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Sherry Middaugh and her team picked up another win on Thursday … Continue reading

Middaugh earns clutch win vs. McCarville at Road to the Roar

Einarson, Breen, Meilleur also reach three-win mark SUMMERSIDE – Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the Sherry Middaugh and Kerri Einarson rinks took a big step towards the playoffs on Thursday afternoon. Sherry Middaugh makes a … Continue reading

Team Balsdon savouring Home Hardware Road to the Roar experience (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Greg Balsdon has a unique bedtime experience that is helping him deal with the pressure of the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Skip Greg Balsdon, right, communicates with sweeper Jonathan Beuk during their win over … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed Curling Championship begins Sunday in Swan River, Man. (Curling Canada)

The 55th edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group, gets underway Sunday at the Swan River (Man.) Curling Club. [PEI is represented by the Charlottetown Curling Complex and Western Community Curling Club rink of Skip: Dennis Watts, Third: Jaclyn Reid, Second: Erik Brodersen, and Lead: Alison Griffin. Photo: Watts, … Continue reading

Crapaud Pop-In Curling on Fridays

Pop in to the Crapaud Community Curling Club Friday evenings at 7. $10 includes a game of curling, a beverage, and popcorn. Loaner curling equipment provided. Bring clean sneakers. A helmet is required for ages 12 and under. … Continue reading

Thursday at the Road to the Roar in Summerside

Round robin play continues today at the Road to the Roar pre-trials at Summerside’s Credit Union Place, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm. PEICurling.com photo: John Morris On the  men’s side, PEI’s Adam Casey … Continue reading

Howard in charge of Men’s field, No women’s team running away from field at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Menard leads men’s Pool B SUMMERSIDE – Glenn Howard and his team have taken charge at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling competition at Eastlink Arena. Glenn Howard (PEICurling.com photo) Howard stole a four-ender in the fourth … Continue reading

McCarville stays in playoff contention, Casey loses to Flasch, Thomas, Howard still unbeaten at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — From the perspective of recent history, Krista McCarville’s team from Thunder Bay, Ont., arrived at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials as one of the favoured women’s entries. Team McCarville’s front end of lead Sarah Potts, left, and … Continue reading

Team Tippin ramping up its game at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — An opening-day loss on Monday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials has been long forgotten by Julie Tippin and her teammates. Skip Julie Tippin directs sweepers Rachelle Vink, left, and Tess Bobbie during Wednesday action. … Continue reading

Crête has fond memories of Summerside (Journal Pioneer)

Skipped Quebec to silver medal at 2002 Canadian junior curling championships SUMMERSIDE – Martin Crête has fond memories of Summerside. Crête is playing third stone for Jean-Michel Ménard’s rink at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event … Continue reading

Flasch pulls off upset, Morris, Ménard suffer first losses at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Colton Flasch is relatively new to skipping, but he already knows one element of calling the shots and throwing last rock that he loves: the pressure. Colton Flasch had his game-face on as his team hit the … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Club introduces Happy Hour Rocks on Fridays

Looking for something to do on Fridays after work? Come on out to the Charlottetown Curling Complex for Happy Hour Rocks from 4-8 pm. There’s Upstreet Craft Brewing on tap, with $4 drinks, $5 Drop In fee to curl, and $6 food. Laughter, … Continue reading

Team Murphy works overtime for key win at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Jamie Murphy and his Halifax team showed some veteran resolve down the stretch and it paid off with a crucial win Wednesday morning at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Murphy, backed up by third … Continue reading

Adam Casey steals way to win at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Prince Edward Islander will take 1-1 record into Wednesday night’s draw (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – The Adam Casey rink stole its way to victory in Wednesday morning’s early draw. Adam Casey yells encouragement to sweepers Dustin Kidby, left, and Shaun … Continue reading

Wednesday at the Road to the Roar

Round robin play continues today at the Road to the Roar pre-trials at Summerside’s Credit Union Place, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm. On the  men’s side, Glenn Howard of Ontario (2-0) takes on … Continue reading

Keeping Consistent Paying off for Team Einarson, Breen suffers 1st loss at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Kerri Einarson and her team from East St. Paul, Man., put together another strong outing Tuesday night at Credit Union Place and find themselves among the leaders at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Skip … Continue reading

Breen’s Nova Scotia rink 2-0 at Road to Roar (Journal Pioneer)

After 7-3 victory over Kleibrink on Tuesday afternoon (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Theresa Breen and her teammates from Halifax are proving seeding does not matter. The rink from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax entered the 2017 Home Hardware Road … Continue reading

Casey drops opener at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Islander skipping Regina team at curling event in Summerside SUMMERSIDE – The Regina rink skipped by Seven Mile Bay favourite Adam Casey suffered a 9-5 loss to the Jamie Murphy rink from Halifax on Tuesday. Skip Adam Casey yells instructions to … Continue reading

Ch’town Curl for Cancer looking for more teams

Curl for Cancer 2017 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex is still looking for teams to curl 6 ends at 11am, 1pm, 3 pm or 5 pm on Nov. 18.  Contact Lisa at (902) 316-0449 or lisajoy@bellaliant.net to register. Only $20/player. … Continue reading

Team Ménard picks up victory to open Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It was an early wakeup call, but it was hardly a problem for Jean-Michel Ménard and his teammates. Jean-Michel Ménard calls instructions to sweepers, as Team Bottcher’s Brad Thiessen looks on. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) The former … Continue reading

Robertson rallies to even record at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Round-robin play continues Tuesday (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – The Darcy Robertson rink from Winnipeg rallied late to even their record at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event on Tuesday morning. Robertson scored once in the … Continue reading

Curl PEI event registration (new system) now open

Registration is now open for 2017/2018 Curl PEI championships and events.  To register, click on the  “Enter Online” button on the sidebar of PEICurling.com or visit the following link:  peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/.  All events are currently listed except the Canada Games Trials, … Continue reading

Tuesday at the Road to the Roar in Summerside

The full four draws a day round robin schedule begins today and continues through Friday at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and … Continue reading

Howard, Morris fly out of the gate at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Breen, Harrison also victorious in evening draw Monday (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – Two of the most recognizable names in the 14-team men’s field at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event got off to flying starts … Continue reading

Team Howard cruises to victory in Road to the Roar Opener (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Glenn Howard is taking a longer road to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings than he’s been used to, but he’s just fine with the prospect. Glenn Howard delivers his rock to sweepers David Mathers, left, … Continue reading

Exciting finishes highlight Draw 1 at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

All four women’s games go right down to wire in final ends (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Close games and exciting finishes were the story of Draw 1 at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event. The … Continue reading

Team Middaugh opens Home Hardware Road to the Roar with win (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Sherry Middaugh got off to a winning start on Monday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place. Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., takes aim during her Monday night victory. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) … Continue reading

Shannon Kleibrink brings experience to Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Veteran skip leading Alberta rink in Summerside this week (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Shannon Kleibrink knows what to expect. Kleibrink and her Alberta rink from the Okotoks Curling Club begin round-robin play in the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the … Continue reading

Road to the Roar last shot at Olympic trials (CBC PEI)

Competition begins Tuesday for Island curler Adam Casey Some of Canada’s best curlers are in Summerside, P.E.I., for one final run at the Olympic curling trials. The Home Hardware Road to the Roar began Monday afternoon at Credit Union Place. There … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Is Canada’s next Olympic curling champion at the pre-trials? (CBC Sports)

Brad Jacobs went through same event before winning gold in Sochi By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports When it comes to finding the two teams who will represent Canada in curling at the Olympics in February, the country has an embarrassment of riches … Continue reading

Some games during Road to the Roar will be on CurlingGeek.com

Some of the games at the Road to the Roar this week in Summerside will be covered on CurlingGeek.com. CurlingGeek is a free way for people to follow curling games around the world when they can’t be there in person … Continue reading

Home Hardware Road to the Roar today: practices wrap up, round robin begins

Practices wrap up, and round robin play gets underway today at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside PEI, with two men’s and two women’s berths into the Tim Hortons Roar of the … Continue reading