2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings - Canadian Olympic Curling Trials http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en Canadian Curling Association Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:27:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Thank you to the sponsors, fans, athletes and especially the volunteers! http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/12/thank-you-to-the-sponsors-fans-athletes-and-especially-the-volunteers/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/12/thank-you-to-the-sponsors-fans-athletes-and-especially-the-volunteers/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:10:33 +0000 Danielle Inglis http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1512 Thank you to the sponsors, fans, athletes and especially the volunteers for your countless hours of work and dedication to the sport of curling. It is because of you that events such as these reach such high levels of excellence. All the best!!

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Team Jacobs books trip to Sochi with Roar of the Rings win http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/08/team-jacobs-books-trip-to-sochi-with-roar-of-the-rings-win/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/08/team-jacobs-books-trip-to-sochi-with-roar-of-the-rings-win/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:35:13 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1503 First the Tim Hortons Brier, and now the Olympics.

Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team have earned the right to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia after their 7-4 victory over John Morris at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, on Sunday afternoon at the MTS Centre.

Brad Jacobs celebrates his win on Sunday at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Brad Jacobs celebrates his win on Sunday at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“This is incredible. What a special team we have. To go and win the Brier last year and now win the Trials is unbelievable,” Jacobs said. “I never thought that this would ever happen for a second.”

Jacobs and teammates Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, alternate Caleb Flaxey and coach Tom Coulterman, probably realized their Olympic dreams could come true after the ninth end. Jacobs led Morris of Vernon/Kelowna, B.C., 5-4 at that point and Jim Cotter (throwing fourth stones for Morris) drew to the top four, tempting Jacobs with a difficult slash double for two. The Jacobs team nailed the double to take a 7-4 lead and ran Morris out of rocks in the 10th.

Morris knew it would be pretty hard to defeat the Jacobs team, who had been so accurate with their hits all week long.

Canada's teams for Sochi. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Canada’s teams for Sochi. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“They made everything against us in the first game with all of their hits,” Morris said. “Same thing this game and we didn’t put enough heat on them to get more points. It’s frustrating because I thought we had a better chance but we didn’t play the way we could of.

Morris and his team of Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky, alternate Jason Gunnlaugson and coach Pat Ryan, struggled in the game that mattered most. The team shot 81 per cent compared to the Jacobs team’s 92 per cent. Morris, who was heavy on back-to-back draws in the eighth end, put together a 69 per cent game.

“I don’t know if we were out of gas or what it was, but our team seemed to play weaker against Brad,” Morris said.

Jacobs opened the game with a deuce in the first end. Griffith flashed a hit and Jacobs was able to split the house to take the 2-0 lead, which they did not relent. The closest Morris would get to coming back was in the fifth end when Cotter took advantage of a rare Jacobs miss. They set up a deuce to tie the game at 3-3 in an end that looked like Jacobs could come out with the steal.

Jacobs made his way to the final by running the table in the round robin and clinching first place. It is the first time a men’s or women’s team has went undefeated at a Canadian Curling Trials event.

The Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will always be a memorable experience for Jacobs and his team, but he is still glad it’s over.

“It’s a relief. There was a long wait between games there and that was really hard on us. Our guts were just turning,” he said.

Now Jacobs will join Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones in Sochi, Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jacobs is no stranger to international competition. He and his team received the silver medal at the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship and will look to take home gold at the Olympics. Jacobs has also earned the right to compete at the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup.

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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The Morning Roar: Day 8 http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/#comments Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:21:44 +0000 Glenn van Gulik http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1496 Here’s the eighth issue of The Morning Roar, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Jones headed to Sochi after Roar of the Rings triumph http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/07/jones-headed-to-sochi-after-roar-of-the-rings-triumph/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/07/jones-headed-to-sochi-after-roar-of-the-rings-triumph/#comments Sun, 08 Dec 2013 04:39:40 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1487 Every athlete dreams of winning big in front of a home crowd and Jennifer Jones did just that Saturday night at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.

Canada's team for Sochi: From left, skip Jennifer Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Canada’s team for Sochi: From left, skip Jennifer Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Jones defeated Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., 8-4 in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, final and has earned the right to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is the first time Jones, or any of her teammates, have represented Canada at the Olympic level. The team also has earned the right to compete at the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup next month in Las Vegas.

“You dream of it since you’re a little kid and we’ve had many dreams come true, but this is so rare — this opportunity. Our dreams came true today in the most amazing way. It’s unbelievable,” Jones said moments after stepping off the ice from her victory.

Two scores of three helped secure the victory for Jones and her team of Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin, alternate Kirsten Wall and coach Janet Arnott.

The first score of three was in the second end. Middaugh and her Coldwater, Ont., team of Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger, Leigh Armstrong, alternate Lori Eddy and coach Bob Turcotte were heavy on their draw and Jones made a double to lead 3-0. The early score put Middaugh in a tight spot and was the turning point of the game.

“It was dropping that three and getting down. We needed rocks in play and they certainly weren’t going to do that,” Middaugh said. “Unfortunately that was it. Just that three points. I mean, we battled back and then we gave them that other three when we needed to force. Unfortunately when you force, sometimes you give up a big end.”

Team Jones celebrates its victory on Saturday at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Team Jones celebrates its victory on Saturday at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

The second score of three was the one to deflate any chance of a Middaugh comeback. With her final shot, Jones crept around a guard and made a hit for two, increasing her lead from 4-3 to 7-3, heading into the eighth end.

“My team played outstanding today. Like in the biggest games of our lives they came out to play and that says a lot about how hard we worked and just how well we worked together as a team,” Jones said.

After scoring their second three-ender, the Jones team stuck to a defensive game plan. Middaugh had the opportunity to blank the eighth end, but opted to take a point. Jones took a single in the ninth and ran Middaugh out of rocks in the 10th to end the game and begin their celebration of Olympic proportions.

Only one half of Canada’s representation in curling at the Olympics has been determined. Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and John Morris of Vernon/Kelowna, B.C., will square off on Sunday at 2 p.m. (CST) in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings men’s final. The winner will join Jones on their trip to Russia as part of Team Canada and will have also earned the right to compete at the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Team Morris moves on to Roar of the Rings men’s final http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/07/team-morris-moves-on-to-roar-of-the-rings-mens-final/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/07/team-morris-moves-on-to-roar-of-the-rings-mens-final/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:43:19 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1476 It can be hard to watch a best friend in a bad situation, but that’s what John Morris had to do in order to lock up his spot in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, at the MTS Centre.

John Morris, right, celebrates his win on Saturday with Rick Sawatsky, left, and Tyrel Griffith. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

John Morris, right, celebrates his win on Saturday with Rick Sawatsky, left, and Tyrel Griffith. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Morris and his Vernon/Kelowna, B.C., team defeated Kevin Martin of Edmonton 7-5 in the semifinal on Saturday afternoon to get into the final.

“It’s sort of bittersweet because I’ve played with those guys for so many years,” Morris said. “Ben and Marc are two of my best friends still.”

Morris will play Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on Sunday at 2 p.m. (all times CST). Both teams qualified for this event through the Capital One Road to the Roar in Kitchener, Ont., early November.

Morris and his team of Jim Cotter (throwing fourth stones), Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky, alternate Jason Gunnlaugson and coach Pat Ryan took control of the game in the sixth end. Trailing 3-1, Martin couldn’t get the placement right on either of his shots and allowed Cotter a double for two points to tie the game 3-3.

“Getting a deuce in an even end to get a point is big. Especially in a game that’s that tight,” Morris said.

“That gave them a deuce they should have never had got to tie the game,” sad Martin, who along with Morris, second Marc Kennedy and lead Ben Hebert won the 2010 Olympic gold medal in Vancouver. “Otherwise we would have been one up after six, with. That’s a pretty good situation.”

Morris forced Martin to one in the seventh and his team scored two more (almost three on a measure) in the eighth end for a 5-4 lead. Martin played an open ninth end, but hit a Morris stone on the beak with his last to tie the game on a blank attempt. The mishap allowed Morris pick up another deuce and win 7-5.

“We seem to be playing our best curling right now and I’m just real proud of the guys for coming through so far,” Morris said.

To start the game Martin, Martin blanked the first end and was looking for a score of two or more in the second. In an end filled with momentum changes, Martin hit a triple with his first stone to suddenly sit one. Cotter hit and rolled but couldn’t get enough cover and it set up a two-point end for Martin.

Kevin Martin shows his frustration during Saturday's loss. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Kevin Martin shows his frustration during Saturday’s loss. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Martin and his team of Dave Nedohin, Kennedy, Hebert, alternate Brad Gushue and coach Jules Owchar, continued to mount pressure in the next end, making a short double runback to sit two and force Cotter to one. Martin took a 2-1 lead and had the hammer going forward.

Martin blanked the fourth and had an opportunity to take control of the game in the fifth. Martin was left with a difficult heavy weight draw to sit three, but the line was just off and he hit the centre guard in play. Halfway through the game, Martin led Morris 3-1 before things started to unravel for the Edmonton team.

The week started with eight women’s teams, but now there are only two left. Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones will try to win a berth to the Olympics in front of a hometown crowd against Sherry Middaugh and her team from Coldwater, Ont. The final game, which both teams have been working towards for four years, will start Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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The Morning Roar: Day 7 http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:38:13 +0000 Glenn van Gulik http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1468 Here’s the seventh issue of The Morning Roar, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Team Middaugh advances to Roar of the Rings final http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/team-middaugh-advances-to-roar-of-the-rings-final/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/team-middaugh-advances-to-roar-of-the-rings-final/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 03:54:59 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1465 Sherry Middaugh feels like she’ll be the underdog when she steps on the ice at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, women’s final. But that’s OK, because she knows what her team is capable of.

Team Middaugh lead Leigh Armstrong gets some airtime while sweeping with Jo-Ann Rizzo. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Team Middaugh lead Leigh Armstrong gets some airtime while sweeping with Jo-Ann Rizzo. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“This team is very much a grinding team and that’s something that I’m really proud of,” Middaugh said.

Middaugh and her Coldwater, Ont., team of Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger, Leigh Armstrong, alternate Lori Eddy, and coach Bob Turcotte, only needed eight ends to defeat Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 10-4 in the semifinal on Friday night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg

Middaugh and Co. will look to grind their way through one more game: the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings final against Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg. The final is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (all times CST).

“We’ve curled well all week. And even in the losses we curled really well and we just got out curled by one or two shots,” Middaugh said. “We’re light out there, we’re having fun, we’re making some shots.”

Middaugh picked up a big steal of three in the sixth end to put the game out of reach for Homan. Homan and teammates Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle, alternate Heather Smith and coach Earle Morris, attempted to raise back one of their stones with some weight, but the angle was off and when the rocks in the house came to a rest Middaugh was counting three and took a 9-3 lead.

Rachel Homan's dream of playing in Sochi ended with her semifinal loss to Sherry Middaugh. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Rachel Homan’s dream of playing in Sochi ended with her semifinal loss to Sherry Middaugh. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“I threw it exactly how I wanted to. I didn’t overthrow it, I threw it soft so it wouldn’t track and it floated the whole way,” Homan said.

The teams exchanged singles in the seventh and eighth ends before Homan conceded.

“We were feeling good going in and got quite a few unlucky breaks,” Homan said. “But we didn’t make too many either. Sometimes that’s the way it works.”

Middaugh meant to blank the first end, but hit the rock on the nose, taking a 1-0 lead. However, Middaugh got the hammer back at a cheap price after forcing Homan to a single in the second.

Middaugh started to run away with the game in the third end with a score of three. Homan racked her final shot on a rock in the top 12-foot leaving Middaugh with a light hit for three and a 4-1 lead. Homan bounced back with a deuce in the fourth. However, in the fifth end Homan missed her final shot and allowed Middaugh an open draw for two.

On the men’s side, Kevin Martin of Edmonton and John Morris of Vernon/Kelowna, B.C., will face each other in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings semifinal match on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Martin edged Morris 7-6 in an extra end during the round robin.

Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., will be watching the game closely as he will play the winner on Sunday at 2 p.m. for an opportunity to represent Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Team Middaugh survives Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings tiebreaker http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/team-middaugh-survives-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings-tiebreaker/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/team-middaugh-survives-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings-tiebreaker/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:33:11 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1452 Sherry Middaugh and her Coldwater, Ont., team survived the tiebreaker by defeating Chelsea Carey of Winnipeg 6-3 to advance to the semifinal at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, at the MTS Centre on Friday afternoon.

Sherry Middaugh kept her Olympic hopes alive with a win in Friday afternoon's tiebreaker. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Sherry Middaugh kept her Olympic hopes alive with a win in Friday afternoon’s tiebreaker. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

The eighth end was key for Middaugh and her team of Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger, Leigh Armstrong, alternate Lori Eddy, and coach Bob Turcotte. After a few misses by Carey’s team, Middaugh put the pressure on by making Carey shoot against three on her first shot of the end. Carey made a double, but didn’t have any choice but to leave her shooter open and allow a hit for two. The deuce put Middaugh up 4-2.

“You certainly don’t expect that. You expect to get a half shot, not a total miss; I wasn’t expecting that,” Middaugh said. “But yeah, then we took advantage of that.”

Middaugh forced Carey to one in the ninth with a draw against four. The Ontario team finished the game by tacking on another deuce in the 10th end for the win, which put Middaugh and Co. in Friday night’s 6:30 p.m. (all times CST) semifinal against Ottawa’s Rachel Homan.

Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey was eliminated from the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings after faling to Sherry Middaugh in the tiebreaker. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey was eliminated from the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings after faling to Sherry Middaugh in the tiebreaker. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“It would be nice just to get in the playoffs clear and free, but it’s not so bad having a game,” Middaugh said. “And it’s a quick turnaround, but that’s OK. That’s why we’re conditioned and that’s what we play for all year.”

The loss means that Carey and teammates Kristy McDonald, Kristen Foster, Lindsay Titheridge, alternate Breanne Meakin, and coach Dan Carey, have been eliminated from the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. But Carey believes they’ve proved their skill to the nation.

“We’ve proved that we belong here,” Carey said. “And we’ve proved that before. But for whatever reason nobody believes it. So maybe if we keep proving it, eventually people will catch up because we earned the right to be here and that was a very difficult thing to do.”

There wasn’t a lot of offence in the first half of the game. Middaugh picked up a single point in the first end followed by back-to-back blanks in the second and third ends. Middaugh, facing one in the fourth without hammer, opted to block Carey’s draw path for two and force her to make a difficult long angle raise on a corner guard. Carey threw heavy and was forced to one, tying the game at 1-1. Carey returned the favour in the fifth, corner freezing on Nedohin’s shot stone and forcing the Coldwater, Ont., skip to follow her path in and take one for a 2-1 lead.

The semifinal winner will advance to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings women’s final on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. against Jennifer Jones (6-1) of Winnipeg.

“We had a great game against (Homan) in the round robin,” Middaugh said. “We know how skilled they are. It’s just a matter of how are we going to get some multiple points on them because we know (lead) Lisa (Weagle) makes the tick shots.”

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Jacobs in final, Morris vs. Martin in semi at Roar of the Rings http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/jacobs-in-final-morris-vs-martin-in-semi-at-roar-of-the-rings/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/06/jacobs-in-final-morris-vs-martin-in-semi-at-roar-of-the-rings/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:09:42 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1442 John Morris was on the losing side of a 7-6 extra-end loss to former teammate Kevin Martin in the Friday morning draw, but will still move into the playoffs at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monstanto, at the MTS Centre.

Kevin Martin, top, urges on sweepers Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Kevin Martin, top, urges on sweepers Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Martin and his Edmonton team of Dave Nedohin, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert, alternate Brad Gushue and coach Jules Owchar placed a draw in the eight-foot to secure the victory and lock up second place in the round-robin standings with a 6-1 record.  Morris and his Vernon/Kelowna, B.C., team of Jim Cotter (throwing fourth), Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky, alternate Jason Gunnlaugson, and coach Pat Ryan, took third place with a 4-3 record, but they’re happy to be one game away from the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings final.

“We’re feeling really good going into the playoffs,” Morris said. “I think if you would had asked us at the start of the year if we had to beat Kevin Martin and Brad Jacobs to win the Trials, we would have been pretty happy with that, especially not having a berth here.”

The two teams will play once again, this time for a spot in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings final against Brad Jacobs. The semifinal match is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. (all times CST).

“It’ll be a tight game again tomorrow,” Martin said. “It was good. It was good to get through that one and get hammer in the semi so we’ll hopefully play another good game tomorrow.”

John Morris instructs his sweepers during Friday's game. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

John Morris instructs his sweepers during Friday’s game. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Martin cracked a three-ender in the sixth end to take a 5-3 lead. Morris blanked the next end, but Martin followed up with a steal to increase the deficit to three points. However, Morris blanked the ninth end and scored two points in the 10th to send the game into an extra end.

Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., could become the first team in Canadian Curling Trials history to run the table. Jacobs finished the round robin with a flawless 7-0 record after picking up a 7-4 victory over John Epping of Toronto. Jacobs will have a chance to put his name in the record book if he wins the final scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Kevin Koe (2-5) of Calgary shut the door on the Olympic dreams of Mike McEwen from Winnipeg. Koe drew to the button for one point in the last end to defeat McEwen 5-4. McEwen’s record of 3-4 will keep him out of the playoffs. If McEwen had won, he would have forced a tiebreaker against Morris.

In a game with no playoff implications, Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg defeated Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., by a score of 9-3. The teams entertained the crowd with a high scoring skins-style game that featured Stoughton briefly sporting a tuque and Howard sliding to all the way down to the house, rock in hand, and placing it on the button before shaking hands. Both teams left the ice to a standing ovation.

The completion of the final round-robin draw at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings means the playoffs are just around the corner and every win will be crucial. Two women’s teams are on the cusp of the playoffs, but will need one more game to determine who advances. Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey and Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., both with 4-3 records, will play a tiebreaker at 1:30 p.m. (all times CST). The winner will play Rachel Homan of Ottawa in the semifinal tonight at 6:30 p.m.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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The Morning Roar: Day 6 http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:12:49 +0000 Glenn van Gulik http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1433 Here’s the sixth issue of The Morning Roar, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Jacobs reaches Roar of the Rings final with win over Martin http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/05/jacobs-reaches-roar-of-the-rings-final-with-win-over-martin/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/05/jacobs-reaches-roar-of-the-rings-final-with-win-over-martin/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:41:32 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1425 Brad Jacobs and his team from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., have booked a spot in the men’s final after defeating Edmonton’s Kevin Martin 5-4 at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto.

Brad Jacobs celebrates his game-winning shot against Kevin Martin on Thursday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Brad Jacobs celebrates his game-winning shot against Kevin Martin on Thursday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, alternate Caleb Flaxey and coach Tom Coulterman brought the MTS Centre crowd of 8,635 to their feet after connecting on a double runback to remove Martin’s second shot stone and pick up two points in the 10th end for the win.

“We’re ecstatic right now,” Jacobs said. “We’ve got an opportunity to go to the Olympics and we’re thrilled.”

The game, which featured the last two undefeated teams, wasn’t flawless. Both teams thought there was room for improvement in a game filled with missed chances and a hogged rock from Martin’s third Dave Nedohin.

“It was definitely an interesting game from the first end on with the red light, and they had us for four in the second, but didn’t take it. And then we had ‘em and so on, so on, so on,” said Martin, a two-time Canadian Curling Trials champ and the defending Olympic gold-medallist.

“In all honesty, I thought it was pretty sloppy, I think, by both teams,” Jacobs said. “But we hung in there, we dug deep and the boys just pounded that last one. It was a pretty easy line call.”

Jacobs and Martin exchanged singles in the first three ends before Martin tacked on a steal in the fourth, taking a 3-1 lead. After a blanked fifth end, Jacobs scored two, tying the game with the first multi-point end to even the score at 3-3.

Winnipeg's Mike McEwen salutes the MTS Centre crowd on Thursday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen salutes the MTS Centre crowd on Thursday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Martin, Nedohin, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert, alternate Brad Gushue and coach Jules Owchar picked up a single in the seventh end and Jacobs blanked the eighth and ninth in order to keep the hammer in the last end.

The playoff picture became a little clearer at the end of Draw 13. Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton received a standing ovation, but not for the reason he hoped. Stoughton lost 9-6 to fellow ’Pegger Mike McEwen and is now officially eliminated from reaching the playoffs with a 2-4 record. McEwen’s Olympic chances are still intact with a record of 3-3 thanks to scoring four in the third and three in the eighth.

Calgary’s Kevin Koe (1-5) picked up his first victory at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, defeating Glenn Howard (2-4) of Penetanguishene, Ont., 7-6. Howard crawled back into the game from a 4-0 deficit, but couldn’t steal in the 10th end. Howard has also been eliminated from the playoffs.

John Morris of Vernon/Kelowna, B.C. improved to 4-2 with his victory over Toronto’s John Epping (1-5). Morris scored a point in the 10th end to edge Epping 7-6.

The men will play the final game of the round robin Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. (CST). Former teammates and 2010 Olympic gold medallists Morris and Martin will face off in one of the most anticipated games of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Morris will try to get the win over his former teammate, which would give them matching records to end the round robin and set up a tantalizing rematch in the men’s semifinal Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

McEwen is in a must-win situation when he plays Koe on Friday. He’ll also be keeping an eye on Morris’s game. A Morris loss combined with a McEwen win will make for a tiebreaker between the two teams on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Other games in Draw 14 include: Stoughton against Howard and Epping taking on Jacobs.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Middaugh, Carey headed to tiebreaker at Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/05/middaugh-carey-headed-to-tiebreaker-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/05/middaugh-carey-headed-to-tiebreaker-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:17:30 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1413 Sherry Middaugh defeated Chelsea Carey 7-6 Thursday afternoon to secure her spot in a tiebreaker at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto at the MTS Centre.

Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., is still alive in her bid for a berth in the 2014 Olympics. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., is still alive in her bid for a berth in the 2014 Olympics. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“Myself, I don’t think I played as well as I had been. But the team played really, really well and that’s what matters. And the fact that we’re in a tiebreaker, that’s a good thing,” Middaugh said.

The victory means Carey (4-3) of Winnipeg and Middaugh (4-3) of Coldwater, Ont. will play each other once again, but this time in a do-or-die situation — Friday’s 1:30 p.m. (all times Central) tiebreaker. The winner will advance to the semifinal to play Rachel Homan.

“That’s a bad loss, but we were guaranteed a tiebreaker either way,” Carey said. “If you had told us at the start of the week, that we’d have a tie breaker, we’d take it.”

Middaugh and teammates Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger, Leigh Armstrong, alternate Lori Eddy, and coach Bob Turcotte blanked the ninth end to retain the hammer heading into the final end with a 6-6 tie. Carey attempted to make a freeze on her final shot but left some separation between her shot and the backing. On her final throw Middaugh tapped Carey’s stone back for the single point.

Ottawa's Sherry Middaugh celebrates his win on Thursday. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Ottawa’s Rachel Homan celebrates her win on Thursday. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Carey, Kristy McDonald, Kristen Foster, Lindsay Titheridge, alternate Breanne Meakin, and coach Dan Carey opted to blank the first end and set up a deuce in the second. On her final shot, Carey had to tap a Middaugh stone off the button to sit two and take a 2-0 lead. Middaugh answered right back in the third end. The Coldwater, Ont. skip had a shot for three with a light double to rearrange the four-foot but didn’t quite make it. The score of two evened the game at 2-2. Carey attempted to blank the fourth end, but took a single instead to take a 3-2 lead.

Middaugh put together scores in the next three ends to take control of the game against Carey. She started with a shot for two points in the fifth end and stole points in the sixth and seventh ends for a 6-3 lead before Carey scored a three-ender of her own to even the game at 6-6.

In other Draw 12 results, Homan defeated Saskatoon’s Stefanie Lawton (2-5) with a 6-5 score to advance to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings semifinal. Homan’s 4-3 record ties Carey and Middaugh, but her team posted the best last-shot-draw total among the tied teams to nail down second place and a berth into Friday night’s 6:30 p.m. semifinal against the Carey-Middaugh winner.

Also, Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg continued her hot play, defeating Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin 6-5. Jones wrapped up the round robin with a 6-1 record, while Nedohin was on the outside of the playoffs looking in with a record of 3-4.

In the final game, Val Sweeting of Edmonton dropped a must-win game against Grande Prairie Alta.’s Renée Sonnenberg (2-5). The 9-8 extra end loss dropped Sweeting to a 3-4 record, just short of the playoffs.

The men play their next-to-last game of the round robin at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Glenn Howard (2-3) of Penetanguishene, Ont. will attempt to keep his Olympic dreams alive against the winless Kevin Koe (0-5) of Calgary. John Epping (1-4) of Toronto will face Vernon/Kelowna, B.C.’s John Morris (3-2). Winnipeg teams Jeff Stoughton (2-3) and Mike McEwen (2-3) will square off with the winner hoping to keep their playoff hopes in tact. The final game features the last two unbeaten teams on the men’s side. Reigning Olympic champion Kevin Martin (5-0) of Edmonton and defending Tim Hortons Brier champ Brad Jacobs (5-0) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., will push towards a spot in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings final when they take to the ice tonight, with a berth in Sunday’s 2 p.m. final on the line.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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The Morning Roar: Day 5 http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:26:18 +0000 Glenn van Gulik http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1407 Here’s the fifth issue of The Morning Roar, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Jones locks up berth in Roar of the Rings women’s final http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/jones-locks-up-berth-in-roar-of-the-rings-womens-final/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/jones-locks-up-berth-in-roar-of-the-rings-womens-final/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:28:21 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1396 Jennifer Jones is one win away from representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Jones came from behind to defeat Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 7-6 in front of a hometown crowd at the MTS Centre during the Wednesday evening draw at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto.

Jennifer Jones, right, celebrates with teammates, from left, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen after Wednesday night's win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Jennifer Jones, right, celebrates with teammates, from left, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen after Wednesday night’s win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

“We battled back again and really hung in there and made a couple great shots in that last end,” Jones said, who is now 5-1. “You know, made the draw and it worked out really well for us.”

Heading into the final end without the hammer, Jones and her team of Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen, alternate Kirsten Wall and coach Janet Arnott placed their final rock into a pocket of Homan stones in the four-foot. Homan needed a piece of the button to seal the victory, but sent her stone into the back of the house.

“We did everything we could,” Homan said after the loss that dropped her record to 3-3. “We anticipated the fudge and it just wasn’t there. And I’m really proud of my team. We had a heck of a game and we deserved that win but that’s all right. They got away with one and we’ll get them back.”

Jones opened the game with a blank end hoping for a crooked number score in the second. However, Homan limited Jones’s chances and forced her to hit and stick for a single.

Jones returned the favour and forced Homan to one point in the third. With some rocks in play behind a corner guard Jones drew into a bank of stones behind cover to sit two and Homan had to draw up to it for a single.

Skip Chelsea Carey, middle, encourages sweepers Lindsay Titheridge, left, and Kristy McDonald. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Skip Chelsea Carey, middle, encourages sweepers Lindsay Titheridge, left, and Kristy McDonald. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Homan attempted to keep Jones to one point in the fourth end, but narrowly missed a triple takeout allowing Jones to score two and take a 3-1 lead. However, Homan answered back with a score of three points in the fifth end. The Ottawa skip made an across-the-face double for three after Jones mismanaged the placement of her final stone. At the break, Homan led 4-3. In the sixth end, Jones jammed a hit and watched Homan’s rock roll to the four-foot for a steal of one and trailed Homan 5-3 after six ends.

Jones bounced back with a draw for two in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5, forcing Homan to one in end eight and a scoring a single of her own in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6, coming home without the hammer.

In other Draw 11 action, Chelsea Carey of Winnipeg stole a point in the final end to defeat Edmonton’s Val Sweeting 6-4. Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont. squeaked out a 7-6 extra end victory over Grande Prairie, Alta.’s Renée Sonnenberg. In the final game of the evening, Heather Nedohin of Edmonton stole a point in the 10th end to defeat Saskatoon’s Stefanie Lawton 6-4.

The women take to the ice again for the final women’s round-robin game of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Playoff contention is on the line.

Carey (3-3) will play Middaugh (3-3). Nedohin (3-3) will try to keep her playoff hopes alive against Jones. Lawton (2-4) will try and play spoiler against Homan. Sweeting (3-3) will play Sonnenberg (1-4) in the final game.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/jones-locks-up-berth-in-roar-of-the-rings-womens-final/feed/ 0 <_edit_last>19<_edit_lock>1386281684:19<_encloseme>1YouTube0A Win Away from Sochi!http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/files/2013/12/DSC_6218-copy.jpg<_thumbnail_id>1399
Jacobs, Martin headed to Roar of the Rings showdown http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/jacobs-martin-headed-to-roar-of-the-rings-showdown/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/jacobs-martin-headed-to-roar-of-the-rings-showdown/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:26:52 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1389 Brad Jacobs picked up an 8-6 victory over John Morris to remain undefeated at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto.

Brad Jacobs is a win away from a berth in Sunday's final at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Brad Jacobs is a win away from a berth in Sunday’s final at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Jacobs and his crew led by four points early in the game, but Morris made sure the Jacobs team had to fight until the bitter end on Wednesday afternoon at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Morris was down two with the hammer in the final end and split the house with one rock on each side after Team Jacobs third Ryan Fry attempted a peel but could only tick it and remove two Jacobs stones sitting in the four-foot. Jacobs made a cross-house double with his first shot to sit one and Jim Cotter, throwing fourth for Morris, attempted a freeze but was light. Jacobs picked the stone out for the victory.

“It looked like as long as they made all their shots they were gonna get an automatic deuce and we were going to go into an extra,” Jacobs said. “It was nice enough they missed that last freeze and gave us a good opportunity at that double.”

Team Martin sweepers David Nedohin, left, and Ben Hebert look for directions. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Team Martin sweepers David Nedohin, left, and Ben Hebert look for directions. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Jacobs, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and teammates Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, alternate Caleb Flaxey and coach Tom Coulterman, cracked the scoreboard early, putting up four points. Cotter threw his last stone draw a hair inside and rubbed off a centre guard. The rock came to rest in the back four-foot circle, but was still open. Jacobs took advantage of the miss and hit a straight-back double for four points and a 5-1 lead.

Morris and his Vernon/Kelowna, B.C. team of Cotter, Tyrel Griffth, Rick Sawatsky, alternate Jason Gunnlaugson and coach Pat Ryan, were down but not out. After giving up the big end, the teams exchanged singles before Morris put up a deuce in the seventh end and stole another two in the eighth. Jacobs tried getting to the inside of a Morris stone sitting on the button but was outside the broom and gave up the steal for a 6-6 tie. In the ninth end Jacobs scored two to lead 8-6 in the 10th end without hammer.

“They’re all big games,” said Cotter. “Definitely we’re going to come back firing on all cylinders there tomorrow.”

Jacobs isn’t the only team with an undefeated record and having nailed down one of the three available playoff berths. Kevin Martin (5-0) continued his roll at the Tim Horton Roar of the Rings. The Edmonton skip, and defending Olympic gold-medallist, had a four-ender of his own against Toronto’s John Epping (1-4) on way to 9-5 win in nine ends.

Jacobs will take on Martin Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a game that will decide first place in the round robin and a bye to Sunday afternoon’s final.

One sheet over, Jeff Stoughton (2-3) kept his playoff hopes alive with a 10-6 win over Calgary’s Kevin Koe (0-5) in eight ends.

In the final game of the draw, Penetanguishene, Ont.’s Glenn Howard (2-3) edged Mike McEwen (2-3) of Winnipeg 6-5. Tied at 5-5 Howard controlled the 10th end with the hammer and made a draw for the winning point.

Draw 11 will start at 6:30 p.m. (CST) for the women. Ottawa’s Rachel Homan (3-2) will try and even her record with Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (4-1) who sits at the top of the standings. Val Sweeting (3-2) of Edmonton will try to keep pace in the standings when she takes on Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey (3-2). Sherry Middaugh (2-3) of Coldwater, Ont. will try and get her second win of the day, this time against Renée Sonnenberg (1-4) of Grande Prairie, Alta. In the final game, Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin and Saskatoon’s Stefanie Lawton, both with 2-3 records, will try to get a win in order to keep pace with the pack.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Big victory for Team Homan at Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/big-victory-for-team-homan-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/04/big-victory-for-team-homan-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:27:24 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1380 One deuce was the difference for Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, who picked up a 5-3 victory over Heather Nedohin during the Wednesday morning draw at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Team Homan sweepers Alison Kreviazuk, left, and Lisa Weagle work on a rock during Wednesday's win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Team Homan sweepers Alison Kreviazuk, left, and Lisa Weagle work on a rock during Wednesday’s win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Halfway through the game and tied at 1-1, Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle, alternate Heather Smith, and coach Earle Morris, cracked the only multi-point score of the game with two points in the sixth end. Homan was looking at an empty house on her final shot, and opted to split her stones into the house using a corner guard for redirection. Homan’s shooter rolled to the back of the house and her guard just bit just enough of the 12-foot to give Homan a 3-1 lead.

“We had the opportunity to split, I was looking at it before she even threw her last. I knew it was there and had to hit it in one spot, and we did. It was a great team shot,” Homan said.

Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones celebrates her victory on Wednesday morning. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones celebrates her victory on Wednesday morning. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Homan started with the hammer but blanked the first three ends. In the fourth, Nedohin put a top house guard in the eight-foot, cutting off Homan’s path to the button. Homan made a wide draw to the back four-foot for the first point of the game. Nedohin and her Edmonton team of Beth Iskiw, Jessica Mair, Laine Peters, alternate Amy Nixon, and coach Darryl Horne, couldn’t make much use of the hammer in the fifth end and were forced to take one with a draw against two Homan counters.

The teams exchanged singles in the seventh and eighth ends, making the score 4-2. Nedohin made a draw for one against three Homan counters to trail 4-3 and head into the final frame without the hammer, which Homan ended with a takeout for one.

Homan’s record improves to 3-2 and keeps her in the hunt for the playoffs. Nedohin drops to 2-3, but doesn’t consider herself out of the picture.

“We’re at three (losses) and obviously we’re at the breaking point, but again I can’t stress I thought we played a decent game,” Nedohin said. “That two point conversion was a bit of an ‘oops’ on our behalf, but you know, we’ve got to control our own destiny from here on in.”

In other Draw 9 matches, Jennifer Jones (4-1) of Winnipeg took control of the leaderboard with an 8-3 win in nine ends against Stefanie Lawton (2-3) of Saskatoon. Jones made a triple in the seventh for a 6-2 lead to put the game out of reach for Lawton.

Jones wasn’t the only Winnipeg team to pick up a victory on Wednesday morning. Chelsea Carey (3-2) defeated Grande Prairie, Alta.’s Renée Sonnenberg (1-4) by a score of 6-4. The teams exchanged singles and one deuce each through most of the game, but Carey stole a single point in the 10th end.

In the last game, Sherry Middaugh (2-3) of Coldwater, Ont. came from behind to beat Val Sweeting (3-2) of Edmonton 7-6. Middaugh, who gave up a three ender in the fifth, scored three points of her own in the last end to come back from a 6-4 deficit.

The men will play their only game on Wednesday in the afternoon draw at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. The undefeated Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. plays Vernon/Kelowna, B.C.’s John Morris (3-1). Kevin Martin of Edmonton will also try and stay undefeated when he plays Toronto’s John Epping (1-3). Penetanguishene, Ont.’s Glenn Howard (1-3) will try to find the win column against Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen who, at 2-2, is trying to stay in the playoff hunt. Kevin Koe of Calgary will seek his first win against Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg (1-3).

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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The Morning Roar: Day 4 http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/the-morning-roar-daily-paper/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:45:50 +0000 Glenn van Gulik http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1375 Here’s the fourth issue of The Morning Roar, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Martin stuns Howard in Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings showdown http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/martin-stuns-howard-in-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings-showdown/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/martin-stuns-howard-in-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings-showdown/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:18:12 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1366 Glenn Howard was on the cusp of victory against Kevin Martin at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, during Tuesday night’s draw at the MTS Centre.

Edmonton skip Kevin Martin, top, directs teammates, from left, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert and David Nedohin during Tuesday night's dramatic win over Glenn Howard. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Edmonton skip Kevin Martin, top, directs teammates, from left, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert and David Nedohin during Tuesday night’s dramatic win over Glenn Howard. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

But Howard’s Olympics dream took a hit after giving up a four-ender and a steal of one in the ninth and 10th ends en route to a 9-7 loss to Martin.

In the ninth end, Howard couldn’t freeze his shot stone on a cross-house hit and roll and allowed Martin an open hit for four and an 8-7 lead – his first of the game. Howard faced a busy house on his last rock in the 10th end and missed a runback double to sacrifice another point.

“That’s the worst loss of my life right there,” Howard said. “Worst loss ever.”

Before the Martin comeback, the majority of the game couldn’t have been any more textbook for Penetanguishene, Ont.’s Howard and his team of Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing, Craig Savill, alternate Scott Howard and coach Scott Taylor. Howard limited Edmonton’s Kevin Martin to one and followed with a score of two for first seven ends of the game.

John Morris picked up his third win at the Roar of the Rings on Tuesday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

John Morris picked up his third win at the Roar of the Rings on Tuesday night. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Howard kept Edmonton’s Martin and his team of Dave Nedohin, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert, alternate Brad Gushue and coach Jules Owhar to single points in the first, third, and fifth ends. Howard made a hit for two in the second, and open draws in the fourth and sixth ends. The trend was broken in the eighth end when Howard attempted to tap his stone into Martin’s for two, but had to settle for one when he racked on a centre guard.

“That was pretty much over after eight, one would think,” Martin said. “But we hung in there.”

No matter what Martin tried, he seemed to be nearly always facing a few Howard counters on his last shot. Martin left his rock in the house on an attempted blank in the first, made a double for one in the third, a draw against three in the fifth and drew up to a Howard stone for one in the seventh.

On the other side of the ice, Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. improved to a 4-0 record after defeating Calgary’s Kevin Koe (0-4) 6-4 in eight ends. Koe narrowly missed an angle raise and gave up a steal of four in the eighth end.

Meanwhile, Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg dropped to 1-3 after conceding an 11-5 loss to Vernon/Kelowna, B.C.’s John Morris (3-1). Down 7-5 in the ninth, Stoughton flashed a double attempt and gave up four points to end the game.

Lastly, Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen improved to 2-2 with a 10-7 win over John Epping (1-3) of Toronto. Tied at 7-7 in the ninth, McEwen scored three and ran Epping out of rocks in the 10th end.

Draw 9 will start Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. (CST) and features the fifth match of the women’s round robin. Renée Sonnenberg (1-3) of Grande Prairie, Alta. will face Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey (2-2). Stefanie Lawton (2-2) of Saskatoon will try and match Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones’ 3-1 record. Rachel Homan of Ottawa and Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin will look to improve their 2-2 records when they play each other. In the final Draw 9 game, Edmonton’s Val Sweeting (3-1) will play Coldwater, Ont.’s Sherry Middaugh (1-3).

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring and standings are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Big eighth end lifts Lawton to Roar of the Rings win http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/big-eighth-end-lifts-lawton-to-roar-of-the-rings-win/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/big-eighth-end-lifts-lawton-to-roar-of-the-rings-win/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:45:40 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1352 One end was the difference for Saskatoon’s Stefanie Lawton in her game against Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey during Tuesday afternoon’s draw at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto at the MTS Centre.

Stefanie Lawton encourages her sweepers during Tuesday afternoon's win over Chelsea Carey. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Stefanie Lawton encourages her sweepers during Tuesday afternoon’s win over Chelsea Carey. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Lawton, Sherry Anderson, Sherry Singler, Marliese Kasner, alternate Cori Morris and coach Rick Folk, took control of the game in the eighth end with a four-ender en route to a 7-5 win. Carey attempted to raise her stone into two Lawton stones cemented on the button. However, the angle was off and all Carey could do was watch both of her rocks roll out of play. The mishap left Lawton with an open draw for four points and a 6-3 lead. Carey scored two in the ninth end, but couldn’t put together a steal in the 10th end for the win. Lawton’s win evens the teams in the standings with 2-2 records.

“We seem to be getting stronger and stronger every game,” Lawton said. “So that’s definitely something that we’re looking forward to and keep that going.”

The teams were tied 2-2 at the fifth-end break.  Carey started with the hammer and blanked the first end, allowing her to set up a deuce in the second. Lawton had an opportunity to take the lead in the third end, but couldn’t capitalize. Lawton had three stones in the top eight-foot and tried to come around them to tap back a Carey stone in the back eight. Lawton’s shot curled too much and she rubbed off her own rock in the top of the house, settling for a deuce and tying the game at 2-2.

The loss is a setback for Carey and her team of Kristy McDonald, Kristen Foster, Lindsay Titheridge, alternate Breanne Meakin and coach Dan Carey. But they still consider themselves in the hunt for representing Canada at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“Round robins are amazing,” Carey said. “You can think you know all you want, and you don’t ever, it always changes at the end of the week. We said that all week. We can’t start looking at that stuff, all we get to do is win our games, do our best to win our games and then at the end of it, we’ll take a look at the scoreboard and see if we’re in the playoffs or not.”

Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey suffered a disappointing loss to Stefanie Lawton on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey suffered a disappointing loss to Stefanie Lawton on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

In other Draw 7 action, Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones improved to 3-1 after breezing through a 7-2 victory over Renée Sonnenberg (1-3) of Grande Prairie, Alta. Sonnenberg started with the hammer but didn’t score until the sixth end when she was already trailing 4-0.

Meanwhile, Heather Nedohin of the Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton edged clubmate Val Sweeting 6-5. Nedohin made a draw with backing to pick up the winning point in the tenth end. Nedohin’s victory improves her record to 2-2 and Sweeting dropped to 3-1.

In the final game of Draw 7, Ottawa’s Rachel Homan (2-2) needed 11 ends to defeat Coldwater, Ont.’s Sherry Middaugh (1-3). Middaugh scored two with the hammer in the 10th end, but couldn’t pick up the steal in the 11th frame.

Draw 8 will start tonight at 6:30 p.m. (CST). Glenn Howard (1-2) of Penetanguishene, Ont. and Edmonton’s Kevin Martin (3-0) will square off on MTS Centre ice for the first time since 2008 when both teams were in the Tim Hortons Brier final in Winnipeg. Toronto’s John Epping (1-2) will play Mike McEwen (1-2) of Winnipeg. John Morris (2-1) of Kelowna/Vernon B.C., will try to bounce back from this morning’s loss when he plays Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton (1-2). In the final game, Calgary’s Kevin Koe (0-3) will attempt to break his goose egg and secure his victory against the undefeated Brad Jacobs (3-0) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring is available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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Team McEwen picks up crucial victory at Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/team-mcewen-picks-up-crucial-victory-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/ http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/2013/12/03/team-mcewen-picks-up-crucial-victory-at-tim-hortons-roar-of-the-rings/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:26:51 +0000 Kyle Jahns http://www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/?p=1346 Mike McEwen can breathe a little easier after picking up his first win of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, in front of a hometown crowd at the MTS Centre on Tuesday morning.

Mike McEwen, middle, guides sweepers Denni Neufeld, left, and Matt Wozniak during Tuesday morning's win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Mike McEwen, middle, guides sweepers Denni Neufeld, left, and Matt Wozniak during Tuesday morning’s win. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

McEwen, B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld, alternate Brendan Melnyk and coach Chris Neufeld picked up a 7-5 win over John Morris by running him out of rocks in the final end. McEwen now sits at 1-2, while handing Morris (2-1) his first loss of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings.

Heading into the 10th end, John Morris and his Vernon/Kelowna, B.C. team of Jim Cotter (throwing fourth), Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky, alternate Jason Gunnlaugson and coach Pat Ryan tried to set up corner guards and score at least two points.

“We’re still in this thing,” McEwen said. “Yeah, that was important. I think you get to that third loss and you might still have a chance, but you definitely don’t control your own destiny. Hopefully we can get one more today and we’ll get back to even ground.”

Morris opened the scoring with two points in the second end. But that wouldn’t be the only score of two in this game. McEwen and Morris exchanged deuces through the first half of the game. McEwen drew for two in the third, Cotter responded with a draw for two in the fourth and McEwen drew his deuce, tying the game at 5-5 heading into the fifth end break.

Morris blanked the sixth end and could only muster a single point in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead. In the eighth end Cotter, throwing fourth stones for Morris, jammed a hit and left McEwen sitting one, possibly two, depending on a measure. With his final shot McEwen drew to the four-foot and after the measure the team scored three and took control of the game with a 7-5 lead heading into the ninth.

“That’s probably the first time a skip’s missed against us in a key moment in a game,” McEwen said. “Before it was, you know the other two games, it was us doing that in a tight game.”

Defending Roar of the Rings champion Kevin Martin celebrates his game-winning shot against Kevin Koe. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Defending Roar of the Rings champion Kevin Martin celebrates his game-winning shot against Kevin Koe. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

McEwen wasn’t the only Winnipeg team to pick up their first win. Jeff Stoughton (1-2) squeaked out a 4-3 victory over John Epping (1-2) of Toronto. Stoughton had to make a double takeout on his final shot in the 10th end for the win.

Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. rolled to a 3-0 record after defeating Penetanguishene, Ont.’s Glenn Howard (1-2) by a score of 6-5. Jacobs scored three points in the fourth end and stole a single in the eighth end to take the victory.

Meanwhile, Edmonton’s Kevin Martin kept pace with Jacobs and remains undefeated. On his last shot in the 10th end, Martin squeaked by a centre guard and made a double for a 6-5 win against Calgary’s Kevin Koe (0-3).

Draw 7 will feature the fourth game of the round robin for the women. In a game with two teams from Edmonton, Heather Nedohin (1-2) will try to hand Val Sweeting (3-0) her first loss of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Sherry Middaugh (1-2) of Coldwater, Ont.  takes on Ottawa’s Rachel Homan (1-2). After losing her first game last night, Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones (2-1) has a chance to bounce back against Renée Sonnenberg (1-2) of Grande Prairie, Alta. In the final game, Chelsea Carey (2-1) of Winnipeg will look for her third win in a row against Stefanie Lawton (1-2) of Saskatoon.

All draws for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will be televised live on TSN/RDS 2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions.

Live scoring, statistics and updated draw brackets are available at: www.curling.ca/scoreboard/

To purchase tickets to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto go to: www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at www.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-fr/ as soon as possible.

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