Author Archives: Jean Mills (page 5)

Author Archives: Jean Mills

Last day of round robin at Canadian Mixed

November 16, 2016

New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan cruised to a 9-3 win over Nova Scotia to stay close to the leaders at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., on Wednesday morning.

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Close call for leaders at Mixed

November 15, 2016

Undefeated Saskatchewan and Ontario were forced to steal their way out of trouble on Tuesday night at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., as British Columbia’s Wes Craig and Prince Edward Island’s Veronica Smith threatened to end the top teams’ winning streak.

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MQFT with John Epping

November 15, 2016

This week, John sits down with John Epping, a skip who is currently ranked fifth in the world and third on the 2016 Money List, and who has just about done it all. A Canadian Mixed champion, an Ontario Junior champion, a Grand Slam champion, and a fixture on the WCT for the last 5 years, John’s rink will be attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials at the Canada Cup in Brandon from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2016.

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Winning streak continues for Northern Ontario and Ontario at Mixed

November 15, 2016

Northern Ontario remains as one of three undefeated teams after Draw 4 wrapped up at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Tuesday morning at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S.

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Teams are keeping the leaders close at Canadian Mixed

November 14, 2016

Draw 3 of the round robin wrapped up Monday evening at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., with Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia notching their first wins to stay in touch with the leaders.

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Ontario steals win over home-province favourite

November 14, 2016

Wayne Tuck and his Ontario team stole their way to a win over Team Nova Scotia on Monday afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S.

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Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicks off in Yarmouth

November 13, 2016

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicked off on Sunday evening at the Mariners Centre at Yarmouth, N.S.

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Barrie Curling Club Development League brings new and not-so-new curlers together

November 9, 2016

It’s early in the season, and your curling club has welcomed some keen beginners into Learn To Curl (LTC) sessions. How do you make sure these potential new members don’t drift away, lose interest and fall off the radar during the season? Organizers at the Barrie Curling Club have found a way to keep those new curlers coming back for more.

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Quarter-final loss knocks Canada out of World Mixed Championship

October 21, 2016

It was a battle, but in the end Team Canada came up just short, losing to Scotland 6-5 in quarter-final action and ending their undefeated run at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Edmonton’s Mick Lizmore – backed by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo – finished the round robin with a perfect 7-0 record and defeated Czech Republic’s Jakub Bares 6-2 in the round of 16 earlier in the day. But with their first loss of the competition, Team Canada will not move on in the playoffs. In ...

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Undefeated Team Canada ready for playoffs at World Mixed

October 20, 2016

Next stop playoffs for Canada’s Mick Lizmore, who capped off a perfect round robin with a 6-4 win over Austria’s Andreas Unterberger at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Undefeated Lizmore and his Edmonton team — third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo – battled a feisty Austrian squad who didn’t make it easy for the Canadians. The game got off to a great start, as Lizmore made a spectacular quadruple takeout on the way to scoring a deuce in the first end. With a 6-3 lead in the seventh, ...

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Team Canada qualifies for playoffs at World Mixed

October 19, 2016

Canada’s Mick Lizmore locked up a spot in the playoffs after cruising to a 5-3 win over South Korea’s Kibok Lee at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Team Canada took an early lead on an open draw for three in the first end, and despite a couple of misses, Lizmore and his Edmonton team — third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — were able to hit their way out of trouble and force timely misses from the Koreans. “Besides a few hiccups, a couple of flash peels, one ...

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Team Canada still undefeated at World Mixed

October 18, 2016

Team Canada skip Mick Lizmore survived some early pressure from Belgium to remain undefeated and close in on a playoff spot at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia. Lizmore’s Edmonton team — rounded out by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — got off to a rough start before taking four straight ends on the way to a 7-2 victory over Belgium’s Loes Willems (0-3) on Tuesday afternoon at the Kazan Sport Palace. “Our skip was definitely struggling in the first few ends,” said Soligo after the game. “But (the ...

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Another strong win for Team Canada at World Mixed

October 17, 2016

Team Canada continues to close in on a playoff spot at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia. Edmonton’s Mick Lizmore — backed by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — remain undefeated with a 4-0 record after cruising to a 7-2 win over Andorra’s Josep Garcia (1-3) on Monday afternoon at the Kazan Sport Palace. “It was a pretty solid game,” said Lizmore after the win. “They made a lot of shots early on and it felt like there were a couple of moments there that we were up against ...

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MQFT with Tracy Fleury

October 7, 2016

This week, John sits down with Tracy Fleury, one of the most decorated female curlers to come out of Northern Ontario. She represented Northern Ontario three times at the Canadian Juniors, once at the Scotties (in addition to representing Ontario once as well), and really cemented a name for herself on tour in the 2015-16 season, peaking at Number 7 in the CTRS rankings. Because of that, her squad will be in Brandon, Man., for the Home Hardware Canada Cup. Welcome to Magical Question Fun Time, the Curling Canada feature where comedian John Cullen sits down with your favourite curlers ...

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New PHE Canada resource for teachers gets kids to “Move Think Learn” about curling

September 21, 2016

Physical education teachers now have an easy way to introduce their grades 4-6 students to the sport of curling, thanks to a free online resource package offered by Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada. Move Think Learn: Curling in Focus is the latest in a series of sport-specific packages that help teachers create a complete learning unit, using classroom and gymnasium equipment in innovative ways. PHE Canada’s curling resource joins 12 other physical education packages that focus on a variety of sports ranging from hockey, basketball and soccer to archery, canoe/kayak and team handball, among others. “The themes of Move ...

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