Author Archives: Grant Granger

Author Archives: Grant Granger

Carruthers claims 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup men’s title

December 4, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – The two ex-roommates battled it out for a lot more than just bragging rights Sunday night, and this time it was Reid Carruthers that has a lot to talk about.

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Jones captures third Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s crown

December 4, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – If Sunday’s showdown was about sending a message, then Jennifer Jones delivered one full of upper-case letters and exclamation marks to her opponent.

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Carruthers climbs past Epping into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 3, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers has been to one of the highest peaks in the curling world before as one of the climbers. On Sunday, he hopes to take a step toward reaching the summit as the team leader.

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Team Homan headed to Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s final

December 3, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – The defending champ doesn’t want to let go and she’ll get a chance Sunday to keep her title for another year.

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Jones clears her path to Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 2, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – The Jennifer Jones team used the first-end hammer all week long to construct a path to the women’s final of the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Rivals will be cheering for Epping tonight at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 2, 2016

BRANDON, Man. – A few of his fiercest competitors will be fans of John Epping tonight.

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Three-way tie for first at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 1, 2016

BRANDON – It’s getting a little crowded at the top, except maybe underneath Reid Carruthers’ cap, where the occupants are shedding.

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Homan in the hunt at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 1, 2016

Following a derailment the night before the defending champs got back on track Thursday.

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Jones jumps out to early lead at Home Hardware Canada Cup

November 30, 2016

In surroundings in which she’s performed before, Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg team jumped to a quick start at the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Calgary’s Koe captures Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 6, 2015

The champ has fallen to a former champion. Kevin Koe of Calgary coolly delivered a double takeout to score three to finish off Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen 7-3 and capture the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, men’s title in Grande Prairie, Alta., Sunday. Koe last won the event in 2008 while McEwen was looking to retain the title he won in Camrose, Alta., last year. But with Koe’s team of third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert curling 90 per cent as a team it was just too tough. “We were always in control, ...

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Team Homan captures Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s title

December 6, 2015

Rachel Homan is off to Las Vegas next month, But, even better, she and her team get to stay home in Ottawa in early December 2017. Homan avenged a loss to Edmonton/s Val Sweeting in the championship game of the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, by beating the Edmonton team 8-7 in an extra end in the 2015 final in Grande Prairie, Alta., on Sunday. The victory meant Homan’s team of third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney, lead Lisa Weagle and coach Marcel Rocque picked up $24,000 for winning their sixth event of the season — ...

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Koe hits clutch shot to advance to Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 6, 2015

Kevin Koe started strong in the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, this week. Now his Calgary team is looking to finish strong by winning it all. Koe, who last won the title in 2008, never trailed in defeating Toronto’s John Epping 7-6 in an extra end in Saturday evening’s semifinal at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta. “It feels good for sure. That was a big game,” said Koe, who plays with third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert. “They played great. We were always in control, never down, but they just never went ...

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Sweeting sweeps into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 5, 2015

Revenge was sweet for Val Sweeting Saturday afternoon. The Edmonton skip responded from being dispatched to a tiebreaker by Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones on Friday to book a spot in Sunday’s women’s final at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, in Grande Prairie, Alta. Sweeting defeated Jones 5-3 in Saturday afternoon’s semifinal before a pro-Sweeting crowd at Revolution Place. Team Sweeting will play Rachel Homan’s Ottawa-based team, which ran up a 5-1 record to finish first in the round-robin, in Sunday’s women’s final (11 a.m. MT). “They’re (Homan’s team) playing well, but I thought we had really ...

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Jones clinches semifinal berth at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 5, 2015

What a difference 48 hours makes. It was only two nights previous the situation for Jennifer Jones’s team from Winnipeg didn’t look good. They’d lost their opening two games on Wednesday at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. But by Friday evening she was all smiles. After that opening day, Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen went on to win four consecutive games to finish second in the round-robin and advance to the semifinal Saturday (1:30 p.m.). Jones completed her turnaround by downing Val Sweeting of Edmonton 9-3 in Friday’s evening ...

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Standings tighten up at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 4, 2015

It’s a crowded house at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup presented by Meridian Manufacturing, but that’s not a reference to any elaborate on-ice predicament. It’s what the men’s standings look like. There are only two wins separating top to bottom on the men’s table. No team has more than four wins and everyone has at least two wins heading into the final two draws tonight (6:30) and Saturday morning (8:30). Mike McEwen of Winnipeg brought previous leader Kevin Koe back to the pack by edging the Calgary team 5-4. Koe is 4-2 and tied with fellow Calgarian (and Glencoe ...

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