Tag Archives: wheelchair curling (page 2)

Tag Archives: wheelchair curling

Wheelchair Curling: A New Learning Curve

April 2, 2013

Following the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit earlier this winter, athletes and coaches around the country have been trying out new best practices in order to further the sport in Canada.

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Canada claims gold medal at Wheelchair Worlds

February 23, 2013

Canada’s wheelchair curlers have struck gold in Russia.

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Team Canada sailing along at Wheelchair Worlds

February 18, 2013

Team Canada continues to set the pace at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Sochi, Russia.

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Team Canada to chase gold at World Wheelchair Curling Championship

February 12, 2013

Canada’s most decorated wheelchair curler has a piece of advice for the rookies on the team that will compete at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, beginning on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

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Wheelchair Curling LTAD Summit: “No cookie-cutter approach”

November 6, 2012

Athletes, coaches, representatives from the Canadian Curling Association, member associations, and provincial and national sport organizations gathered recently in Ottawa for the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit to share best practices for developing the sport both recreationally and competitively in Canada.

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Wheelchair curling: Real curling, really competitive

September 13, 2012

Wheelchair curling is a fast developing Paralympic sport in need of dedicated coaches at every level. Where are they?

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There’s a New Lord of the Rings – Saskatchewan!

March 25, 2012

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..Can anyone derail Team Alberta? With an overall record of 10-1, Bruno Yizek’s rink has been the class of the field in this week’s Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships. Three time finalists, but never champions, and with plenty of experience right through their lineup, Alberta will bring a wealth of poise and determination to this game.

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Alberta’s Bruno Yizek Advances to Championship Final!

March 24, 2012

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

March 24, 2012

(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!

March 23, 2012

(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

March 22, 2012

(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

March 22, 2012

(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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Battle of Northern Ontario Heats Up

March 20, 2012

(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..The fourth draw of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship featured a classic matchup between natural rivals. 

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Manitoba Keeps on Rolling

March 20, 2012

(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!

March 19, 2012

(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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