Tag Archives: Rachel Homan

Tag Archives: Rachel Homan

Rankings and rewards for top teams at past weekend’s Tour events

Kevin Koe (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)
September 20, 2016

If any ranking system were perfect, a tournament would always see the two highest ranked teams meet in the final. Of course, that rarely happens, especially when you have 13 of the top 15 teams in the world beating up on each other, as was the case at Cornwall, Ont.’s AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic. And yet, when the dust settled on Sunday afternoon, World Curling Tour No. 1 Team Brad Gushue (St. John’s) was set to face No. 2 Kevin Koe (Calgary) for the championship. This time, however, the ranking wasn’t the deciding factor, as Koe took home the ...

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Savill returns to the ice at Shorty Jenkins Classic

Craig Savill (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)
September 14, 2016

While there will be thousands of dollars and hundreds of CTRS points on the line at this weekend’s Shorty Jenkins Classic, the most exciting part of the weekend for curling fans will be watching a guy who hasn’t played in a year fill in on a team that is not expected to win. No disrespect to Brantford’s Chad Allen (skipping in place of Wayne Tuck), but his foursome will have their work cut out in Cornwall, Ont., where the event will be hosted for the second year. In a field that includes the likes of Brad Gushue (St. John’s; currently ...

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Field set for 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Brandon

Ottawa Ont.Mar 13, 2016.Tim Hortons Brier.Alberta skip Kevin Koe, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
June 6, 2016

World and Canadian champions, along with Olympic gold-medallists, will be heading to Brandon, Man., next December for the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Curling season still rolling with the Players Championship

Ottawa Ont.Mar 5, 2016.Tim Hortons Brier.NL skip Brad Gushue reacts after defeating Manitoba's Mike McEwen in an extra end 5-4 in draw 1 of the Brier. michael burns photo
April 12, 2016

There was a time when the Men’s World Championship signalled the end of the curling season. Once a winner was crowned, clubs would pull the plug on their compressors, and curlers would go outside to find something called “sunshine” and anxiously polish golf clubs until the ground thawed enough to play.

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Scotties and Tankard playdowns underway

Ontario, Rachel Homan trows her rock as Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle, sweep in draw 14, at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 16-24, Kingston Onatrio, The Canadian Womans Curling Championship.
January 20, 2016

As most people were shaking off their New Year’s hangovers, or thinking about taking down the Christmas tree, the competitive curlers across the country were busy playing games, trying to qualify for their various provincial and territorial finals. For many of the successful teams, the last hurdles in the quest for a place in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts or the Tim Hortons Brier begins this week. You can find a complete television schedule for the various provincial championships by clicking here.

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Clean sweep for Team North America at 2016 World Financial Group Continental Cup

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January 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Going to bed behind in the overall standings on Thursday night at the World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Boyd Gaming, did not sit well with Team North America skip Rachel Homan.

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It’s dead even after first round at 2016 World Financial Group Continental Cup

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January 14, 2016

In a city known for heavyweight prize fights, the early results of the 2016 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Boyd Gaming, indicate we’re in for one on the Orleans Arena curling ice.

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Red-hot Team Epping wins Meridian Canadian Open

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 3, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Epping, (L) skip John Epping, third Matt Camm, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 14, 2015

With his last shot of the game in the Meridian Canadian Open semifinal, John Epping made a shot that is considered by many to be the best of the year.

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Team Homan captures Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s title

2015 champions vos femmes Home Hardware de la Coupe Canada, de gauche, sauter Rachel Homan, troisième Emma Miskew, deuxième Joanne Courtney et mènent Lisa Weagle. (Photo, Curling Canada / Michael Burns)
December 6, 2015

Rachel Homan is off to Las Vegas next month, But, even better, she and her team get to stay home in Ottawa in early December 2017. Homan avenged a loss to Edmonton/s Val Sweeting in the championship game of the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, by beating the Edmonton team 8-7 in an extra end in the 2015 final in Grande Prairie, Alta., on Sunday. The victory meant Homan’s team of third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney, lead Lisa Weagle and coach Marcel Rocque picked up $24,000 for winning their sixth event of the season — ...

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Sweeting sweeps into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 5, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Sweeting, skip Val Sweeting, second Dana Ferguson, lead Rachelle Brown, third Lori Olson-Johns,  Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 5, 2015

Revenge was sweet for Val Sweeting Saturday afternoon. The Edmonton skip responded from being dispatched to a tiebreaker by Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones on Friday to book a spot in Sunday’s women’s final at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, in Grande Prairie, Alta. Sweeting defeated Jones 5-3 in Saturday afternoon’s semifinal before a pro-Sweeting crowd at Revolution Place. Team Sweeting will play Rachel Homan’s Ottawa-based team, which ran up a 5-1 record to finish first in the round-robin, in Sunday’s women’s final (11 a.m. MT). “They’re (Homan’s team) playing well, but I thought we had really ...

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Jones clinches semifinal berth at Home Hardware Canada Cup

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 4, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Jones, skip Jennifer Jones, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 5, 2015

What a difference 48 hours makes. It was only two nights previous the situation for Jennifer Jones’s team from Winnipeg didn’t look good. They’d lost their opening two games on Wednesday at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. But by Friday evening she was all smiles. After that opening day, Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen went on to win four consecutive games to finish second in the round-robin and advance to the semifinal Saturday (1:30 p.m.). Jones completed her turnaround by downing Val Sweeting of Edmonton 9-3 in Friday’s evening ...

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Team Homan headed to final at 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 4, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Homan, lead Lisa Weagle, second Joanne Courtney, skip Rachel Homan, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 4, 2015

Rachel Homan finds herself just one win away from the promised land — a trip back to her hometown, to play for a berth in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Homan’s Ottawa team ground out a 7-5 win over Tracy Fleury of Sudbury, Ont., on Friday morning at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta. The win improved Team Homan’s record to 5-0 and clinched a berth in Sunday’s women’s final at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. And while the top prize of $14,000 will go to the winner of the women’s final, it is the other ...

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Jones hits win column at 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 3, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling,  Team Jones, skip Jennifer Jones, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 3, 2015

Team Jones is back on track at the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing. After a miserable 0-2 opening day at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta., the reigning Canadian champs from Winnipeg — (Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer, lead Dawn McEwen and coach Wendy Morgan) — earned what can only be described as a must-win in the compressed round-robin draw, beating Tracy Fleury’s team from Sudbury, Ont., 9-4 on Thursday morning. The win kept Team Jones’s hopes alive for a playoff berth, but the five-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion knows her team doesn’t ...

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Koe, Homan teams off to hot start at Home Hardware Canada Cup

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 2, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Koe, third Marc Kennedy, lead Ben Hebert, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
December 3, 2015

Kevin Koe doesn’t look to see how the schedule shakes down opponent-wise prior to high-powered events like the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing ,in Grande Prairie, Alta. There’s just too many good teams.

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Strong start for Team Homan at Home Hardware Canada Cup

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 2, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling, Team Homan, skip Rachel Homan, lead Lisa Weagle, Joanne Courtney, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
December 2, 2015

It didn’t quite make up for last year in Camrose, Alta., but it was a small measure of revenge for Rachel Homan and her top-ranked team from Ottawa.

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