Author Archives: Jean Mills

Author Archives: Jean Mills

Manitoba and Alberta will play for gold at Canadian Wheelchair Championship

April 29, 2017

Manitoba’s Mark Thiessen and Alberta’s Jack Smart will play for gold at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship after emerging from two tight semifinal battles on Saturday night at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que.

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Alberta leads the way to playoffs at Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 28, 2017

Alberta’s Jack Smart will lead the way into the playoffs after finishing in first place as the round robin wrapped up on Friday afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que.

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Teams battling for position at Wheelchair Championship

April 27, 2017

You can be sure that every team taking to the ice this afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que., had their eyes on the standings. A logjam of five teams sat tied at the top with 4-2 records, and the results of Draw 7 would go a long way to determining who will have the advantage going into the final day of the round robin on Friday.

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Alberta joins the leaders after a two-win day at Wheelchair Championship

April 26, 2017

Alberta’s Jack Smart came out firing on Wednesday and stole his way to two big wins, moving up in the standings at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto in Boucherville, Que.

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Quebec and Ontario take the lead at Canadian Wheelchair Championship

April 25, 2017

Quebec’s Benoit Lessard and Ontario’s Mike Munro have taken over first place after two days of competition at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto in Boucherville, Que.

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Action underway at 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 24, 2017

Some familiar names are already making their presence felt as the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship got underway Monday in Boucherville, Que., at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto.

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Under-18 Championships kick off in Moncton

April 18, 2017

The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships got underway in Moncton, N.B., today with many of Canada’s up-and-coming curling stars getting their first taste of national championship competition on the ice at the Superior Propane Centre and Curl Moncton, who are jointly hosting the event.

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Courtney, Carruthers win Canadian mixed doubles title

April 9, 2017

Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers claimed the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, earning a 9-6 extra-end win over Rachel Homan and John Morris in a star-studded gold-medal game.

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The best – and worst – of curling with your spouse: Inside the 2017 Mixed Doubles championship

April 8, 2017

It was a wild day of tiebreakers at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Saskatoon as teams battled for the final 12 playoff spots, so to offset the tension, Jeff Stoughton, Curling Canada’s National Coach for Mixed Doubles, spent some time doing research.

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Teen siblings are soaking up the atmosphere on the ice at 2017 Mixed Doubles

April 8, 2017

Some big names in Canadian curling are on the ice of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon this week competing for the national Mixed Doubles title and a chance to earn a ticket to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But among the stars of the game you will find some rising stars as well, and one brother-sister team is soaking up every minute of this unique experience.

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Leaders starting to emerge at 2017 Mixed Doubles

April 7, 2017

After the first full day of competition, the leaders are starting to emerge at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon.

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Competition begins at 2017 Mixed Doubles championship

April 6, 2017

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship kicked off on Wednesday with a host of familiar names taking to the ice at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon.

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MQFT with Geoff Walker

March 31, 2017

This week, John sits down with Geoff Walker, lead for Team Gushue, one of the greatest stories curling has ever told, as they captured their hometown Brier in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Geoff is also a former two-time World Junior champion, six-time Grand Slam champion, and has appeared in six Briers.

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MQFT with Tyler Tardi

March 28, 2017

This week, John sits down with Tyler Tardi, skip of the Canadian Junior Men’s curling champions. Though Tyler lost in a tiebreaker at Worlds, his curling resumé is very impressive for an 18-year-old. He has won the Youth Olympics gold medal, a Canada Games bronze, and two BC Mixed Doubles titles, in addition to his Canadian championship this year. He now sets his sights on the national U-18 title later this season.

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Virtue and Thomas through to Mixed Doubles Trials

March 27, 2017

Kalynn Virtue and Charley Thomas were already Canadian Mixed Doubles champions, and already likely had enough points to qualify for the upcoming Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. But following this weekend’s 2017 Gryphin Mixed Doubles Classic in Brantford, the Calgary-based duo can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they’ve officially booked their ticket to the Olympic qualifier.

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