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Wheelchair curling: Real curling, really competitive

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

 

(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.

 
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.

 
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. 

 
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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