Author Archives: John Korobanik

Author Archives: John Korobanik

Canada completes perfect run with Ford Worlds gold

April 10, 2017

Brad Gushue’s curling resume is now complete. Team Canada scored a clutch deuce in the ninth end, and Gushue made two superb finishing shots in the 10th, to beat Niklas Edin of Sweden 4-2 Sunday and win the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts.

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Huge 7th end powers Switzerland to Ford Worlds bronze

April 9, 2017

It was the lucky seven for Peter de Cruz and his Swiss teammates Sunday. The foursome broke open a tight game with four in the seventh end to defeat John Shuster of the U.S. 7-5 to capture the bronze medal at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts.

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Sweden wins semi to earn another shot at Canada at Ford Worlds

April 9, 2017

Niklas Edin made a last-rock hit-and-stick in an extra end Saturday to nip Peter de Cruz of Switzerland 6-5 and earn his Swedish team another shot at unbeaten Brad Gushue of Canada at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts.

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Swiss cruise into semifinal with decisive win over the U.S.

April 8, 2017

Peter de Cruz of Switzerland hung a bunch of deuces on the scoresheet Saturday, jumping on erratic play of John Shuster of the U.S., to take an 11-4, eight-end victory in the Page 3-4 playoff game at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts.

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Newfoundland/Labrador wins Tim Hortons Brier

March 12, 2017

Brad Gushue’s life-long pursuit has finally ended. The 36-year-old St. John’s native and his Newfoundland/Labrador teammates beat Kevin Koe and Team Canada 7-6 Sunday to win his first Tim Horton Brier title before a sellout audience of 6,471 screaming fans who filled Mile One Centre.

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Manitoba wins Tim Hortons Brier bronze medal

March 12, 2017

They were two hurting teams after bitter losses one day earlier, but Manitoba and Northern Ontario put on a superb performance in the Tim Hortons Brier bronze-medal game Sunday.

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Team Canada rallies to win Tim Hortons Brier semifinal

March 11, 2017

Kevin Koe and Team Canada fought their way back from a 5-2 deficit to steal one in an extra end to defeat Mike McEwen of Manitoba 7-6 in the semifinal of the Tim Hortons Brier Saturday evening

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Even power outage doesn’t stop Team Canada at Tim Hortons Brier

March 11, 2017

Kevin Koe and Team Canada scored singles in the first two ends and went on to beat Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario 6-2 in a Page 3-4 playoff game interrupted for about an hour by a power outage Saturday at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Gushue back into Tim Hortons Brier final

March 10, 2017

ST. JOHN’S — Brad Gushue’s Brier dream is still alive. The Newfoundland/Labrador skip, playing on home ice in his hometown, and shooting almost perfect himself, led his team to a methodical 7-5 win over Mike McEwen of Manitoba (Winnipeg) in Friday’s Page 1-2 playoff game at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Manitoba claims first place in Tim Hortons Brier round robin

March 10, 2017

Mike McEwen of Manitoba and Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador won their final round-robin games Friday, setting up a head-to-head clash in tonight’s Page 1-2 playoff game at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Home team secures Page 1-2 berth at Tim Hortons Brier

March 9, 2017

ST. JOHN’S — Brad Gushue is right where the rowdy crowd in Mile One Arena Thursday night wants him – in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday night at the Tim Horton Brier.

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Three tied for top spot at Tim Hortons Brier

March 9, 2017

ST. JOHN’S — It took skips’ last rocks – one successful and one not — to decide games that gave Team Canada and Newfoundland/Labrador victories Thursday that vaulted them to the top of the standings at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Team Canada closes in on Tim Hortons Brier playoff berth

March 8, 2017

ST. JOHN’S — The champs are in familiar territory at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier. Kevin Koe’s Team Canada rink from Calgary ran its record to 6-2 and put itself in a solid position for a playoff berth with an 8-6 win over the Northwest Territories on Wednesday night at Mile One Centre in the always interesting Battle of the Koe Brothers.

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Manitoba rallies for win at Tim Hortons Brier

March 8, 2017

ST. JOHN’S – Manitoba flirted with disaster for a third straight game and needed two key shots by skip Mike McEwen to pull out a win and remain alone atop the standings at the Tim Hortons Brier Wednesday.

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Home team scores big win at Tim Hortons Brier

March 7, 2017

ST. JOHN’S – Hometown hero Brad Gushue jumped on a golden opportunity in the fifth end and then made the crucial shots in the final few ends to beat Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario 7-5 Tuesday to keep alive his playoff hopes at the Tim Hortons Brier.

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