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Alberta’s Bruno Yizek Advances to Championship Final!

By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek…A Battle of the Titans! The afternoon 1 vs 2 Page Playoff featured Bruno Yizek’s Alberta foursome and Darwin Bender’s Team Saskatchewan.  Alberta (8-1 round robin record) has been the class of the field all week.  Saskatchewan (7-2) was almost as good.  Both teams boast talent and experience and this matchup lived up to its billing.

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It’s Crunch Time for Quebec and Ontario

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..Competition is really heating up at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships as page playoff action begins.  The 3-4 game pitted Mark Ideson’s Team Ontario against Benoit Lessard’s Team Quebec, with the winner moving on to Sunday’s semi-final. 

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Playoff Scenarios Are Set at the Canadian Wheelchair Including a Tie-Breaker!

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…… The round robin portion of the 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, ON at the Fort William Curling Club has concluded with five teams earning the right to move on to the playoffs.

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Alberta, Saskatchewan & Quebec in Playoffs – It’s an Uphill Climb for others

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)….Gerry Austgarden’s British Columbia’s team, out of the Nanaimo Curling Club, needs a strong finish if it hopes to claim a spot in the playoffs. 

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Seeking Something Positive

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..The featured game in Thursday’s seventh draw pitted a pair of struggling teams against each other.  The Northern Ontario host team (1-5), skipped by Richard Prud’homme and featuring a blend of curlers from Sudbury and Thunder Bay, was hoping to build on their fifth round win over Nova Scotia.

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Manitoba Keeps on Rolling

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)….Like Old Red River, Team Manitoba just keeps on rollin’ along. 

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Ontario Fast Out of the Gate!

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek) Team Ontario definitely came ready to play in the opening draw of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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