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Vernon junior spiel gives young curlers a competitive edge

Team Brown (Photo Karen Mosure)

Jim Cotter is well known in Canadian curling circles for his precision shot-making on the ice. But a few weeks ago, he was wearing another curling hat: junior team coach and part of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual Prestige Hotels Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Classic in Vernon, B.C.

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Giving back to the sport of curling

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If John Morris needed a reminder of why he plays the great game of curling, he’s been receiving it this week at Elbow Valley Elementary School, just west of Calgary.

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Team Sweeting takes over top spot on CTRS

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Val Sweeting, CCA/michael burns photo

While Scotland’s Eve Muirhead was beat Ottawa’s Rachel Homan in the final of the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open in Yorkton, Sask., it was another team that took the biggest stride forward over the weekend.

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Team Morris keeps focus positive after Canada Cup

Camrose Ab,December 3,2014.CCA/Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling.Skip John Morris,third Pat Simmons.CCA/michael burns photo

Curling at this level is really hard and sometimes you get kicked in the guts.

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Rocks & Rings gets kids onto the ice in Oromocto

Rocks & Rings instructor Cathlia Ward works with a young students from Summerhill School at the Gage Golf & Country Club in Oromocto, N.B. (Photo courtesy C. Ward)

Dr. Brian Dalrymple has been sponsoring the Rocks & Rings program in Oromocto, N.B., for the past three years. Each fall, he “adopts” local schools in order to bring curling awareness to local elementary students. The Gage Golf & Country Club is using the Rocks & Rings program as a marketing tool for their curling club and especially for their Little Rocks program: they’ve taken the kids from the gym to the curling rink.

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Grande Prairie to host two major curling events

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Canada’s elite curling teams will converge on Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta., for two major championships during the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

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McEwen team wins Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Mike McEwen, B.J.Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld, CCA/michael burns photo

Their red and orange outfits may be gaudy but it apparently is having no effect on Mike McEwen’s red-hot Winnipeg team.

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Team Sweeting wins Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Val Sweeting, Lori Olson-Johns, Dana Ferguson, Rachelle Brown, CCA/michael burns photo

They traded singles for most of the game, but when Val Sweeting finally got a chance at her elusive deuce in the women’s final of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, the Edmonton skip jumped all over it.

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McEwen advances to Home Hardware Canada Cup final

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Mike McEwen, CCA/michael burns photo

That, said Glenn Howard, was “one hell of a curling game” even though he lost 5-4 in an extra end Saturday to the red-panted Mike McEwen in the semifinal of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Sweeting advances to final of Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Val Sweeting, CCA/michael burns photo

It will be Val Sweeting of Edmonton and Rachel Homan of Ottawa in Sunday’s women’s final of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Homan, Jacobs get final berths at Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Brad Jacobs, CCA/michael burns photo

In the end it was sorted out on the ice Friday evening at the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. Going into the final draw of the round-robin all the discussion was about tiebreakers.

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Ten teams still alive in Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Glenn Howard, CCA/michael burns photo

The playoff scenario got a little bit clearer Friday afternoon but going into the final evening draw of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing there still remain five teams in the mix in both the men and women.

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Olympic champs get critical wins at Home Hardware Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Ryan Harnden, Ryan Fry, CCA/michael burns photo

Olympic champions Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones escaped with extra-end victories Friday morning to remain right in the mix for playoff spots at the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Homan only unbeaten team left in Canada Cup

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose , Skip Rachel Homan, CCA/michael burns photo

And then there was one. Rachel Homan of Ottawa is the only unbeaten team going into Friday’s final round-robin play at the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Howard, Sweeting win fifth-draw battle of heavyweights

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, CCA/michael burns photo

Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., cooled off Mike McEwen’s red-hot Winnipeg team while Val Sweeting of Edmonton won the battle of the women’s heavyweights in Thursday’s fifth draw of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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