Tag Archives: Featured

Tag Archives: Featured

A winning start for Team Canada at 2016 Youth Olympics

Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton in action at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (WCF/Richard Gray photo)
February 12, 2016

Team Canada opened the 2016 Youth Olympic Games with a commanding 13-2 win over Estonia on Friday afternoon in Lillehammer, Norway. “It’s a pretty cool experience being out there, and having that first win is pretty uplifting and motivating to keep going forward,” said Tyler Tardi, of Surrey, B.C., who plays third on the Youth Olympics team with skip Mary Fay (Chester, N.S.), second Karlee Burgess (Brookfield, N.S.) and lead Sterling Middleton (Fort St. John, B.C.), with coach Helen Radford.

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Team Canada set for 2016 Youth Winter Olympics

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February 11, 2016

Team Canada will begin its pursuit of curling gold on Friday at the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

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Final four Tim Hortons Brier berths up for grabs this weekend

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs lead Ryan Harnden, second E.J.Harnden, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
February 10, 2016

With the number of upsets at the women’s provincial finals, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts lineup will feature a number of underdogs and unfamiliar faces — or at least some faces we haven’t seen in a while.

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Here’s what you need to know about sweeping in 2016

Las Vegas Nevada, Jan17, 2016.World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling 2016.Team North America skip Kevin Koe, lead Ben Hebert, second Brent Laing, ( Canada) Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
February 9, 2016

Forget polishing. Forget friction. Forget warming the ice too… for now. Forget what you THINK you know about sweeping. These days, it’s all about scratches.

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Youth Olympics Journey: A Dream Come True

Stratford Ont.Jan 31 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Nova Scotia skip Mary Fay,,third Kristin Clarke, second Karlee Burgess, lead Janique LeBlanc, coach Andrew Atherton, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
February 8, 2016

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, beginning Friday, February 12, with teammates Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay and Sterling Middleton. This story is the fourth in a series, as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Veterans book their trips to Tim Hortons Brier

Camrose Ab,December 5, 2014.Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling.Coldwater Ont skip Glenn Howard raises his brush after defeating Calgary skip John Morris 4-3 in draw 8. michael burns photo
February 7, 2016

Skips with a combined 27 Purple Hearts between them will take to the ice at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa after winning provincial titles on Sunday.

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Halifax Curling Club “Rockin’ Again”

The sign in front of the Halifax Curling Club says it all (Photo by Jordan Whitehouse)
February 5, 2016

The sign above the front door reads, “We’re Rockin’ Again,” and inside it’s true. Ladies here for the Tuesday morning league are finally set to hit the ice at the Halifax Curling Club — the first time they’ve been able to do so in almost a year.

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MQFT with Brad Jacobs

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February 4, 2016

This week, John sits down with a man who needs no introduction, the reigning Olympic gold medallist, 2013 Canadian champion, and 2015 silver medallist, Brad Jacobs. A divisive force of nature, Jacobs has led his crew to numerous successes but perhaps should be better known for his candour off the ice. It was great to sit down with Brad as he prepares to go after his sixth consecutive Brier appearance (if you don’t count the one where he was busy at the Olympics).

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Brier playdowns taking shape

London Ont.Mar4_2011.Tim Hortons Brier.Ontario skip Glenn Howard of Coldwater Ont,delivers his stone during his morning practise,tuning up for the Brier.Howard will participate in his 13th Brier. michael burns photo
February 3, 2016

Now that the field is set for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it’s the men’s time to figure out who gets to punch their tickets to Ottawa for the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier. While some familiar names like Brad Gushue (NL) and Jamie Koe (NWT) have already made it through their provincial finals, four more championships got underway this week, and one of them already finished.

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Scotties, Tim Hortons Brier fields add some familiar faces

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February 1, 2016

Another weekend of provincial and territorial playdowns across the country resulted in some very familiar faces (see you in Ottawa, Brad Gushue) booking their tickets to the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Grande Prairie, Alta., and the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa.

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Four in a row for Manitoba men at Canadian Junior Championships

Stratford Ont.Jan 31 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Manitoba skip Matt Dunstone,third Colton Lott, second Kyle Doering, lead Rob Gordon, coach Calvin Edie, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
January 31, 2016

STRATFORD, Ont. — He started the run in 2013, and he extended it in 2016. Matt Dunstone and his team from Winnipeg claimed Manitoba’s fourth consecutive men’s gold medal at the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championship, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario, Sunday in Stratford, Ont., beating Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan (Copper Cliff) 11-4 in the final.

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Nova Scotia wins women’s gold at 2016 Canadian Juniors

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January 31, 2016

Mary Fay and Karlee Burgess will need an extra closet to store all of their Team Canada gear from this season.

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Manitoba has another shot at gold at 2016 Canadian Junior Championships

Stratford Ont.Jan 30 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Manitoba fans, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
January 30, 2016

STRATFORD, Ont. — Matt Dunstone and Colton Lott are hoping Sunday afternoon will be worth the wait. The Manitoba skip and third won men’s gold at the 2013 Canadian Juniors in Fort McMurray, Alta., but their return visit to the national championship was put on hold after losing back-to-back Manitoba finals to Braden Calvert, who would win the national title in 2014 and 2015.

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B.C. to play for women’s gold at 2016 Canadian Juniors

Stratford Ont.Jan 30 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship. B.C.skip Sarah Daniels,Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
January 30, 2016

STRATFORD, Ont. — It will be a battle of youthful skips to decide the women’s gold medal at the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario.

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All-stars, award winners announced at 2016 Canadian Juniors

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January 29, 2016

STRATFORD, Ont. — The all-stars and other award winners at the 2016 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario, were announced on Friday at the awards banquet at the Stratford Rotary Complex. ALL-STARS (determined by shooting percentages during the round robin) Women First Team Skip — Sarah Daniels, B.C. (81 per cent) Third — Marika Van Osch, B.C. (86 per cent) Second — Megan Moffat, Alberta (85 per cent) Lead — Sara Oliver, Manitoba (84 per cent) (Click here for photo of the women’s first all-star team) Second Team Skip — Selena Sturmay, Alberta (80 ...

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