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Team McEwen isn’t slowing down

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Matt Wozniak, Mike McEwen, Denni Neufeld, CCA/michael burns photo

Just when you thought Mike McEwen’s season was approaching inhuman levels, he goes and wins the Home Hardware Canada Cup in Camrose, Alta., over six of the best teams in the country.

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Big wins for Ménard, Carey, Laycock

Kamloops B.C.Mar7_2014.Tim Hortons Brier.Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard,lead Phillipe Menard.CCA/michael burns photo

With the European Championships coming to an end on the weekend, there were dozens of points awarded on the World Curling Tour Order of Merit. Champion Binia Feltscher of Switzerland, silver-medallist Anna Sidorova of Russia and bronze-medallist Eve Muirhead of Scotland all earned big points, and moved up further in the Top 10, with Muirhead moving into the No.2 spot, passing Ottawa’s Rachel Homan.

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Win pushes Team Epping up CTRS standings

Winnipeg, MB Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 Team Epping Skip John Eppinga CCA/michael burns photo

With a big travel week looming, many of the top men’s teams decided to take a week off to refresh before the trek to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and the next Grand Slam of Curling event. One team, however, decided to play, (albeit close to home) and the results were sure to make them happy they did.

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CTRS race heating up this weekend

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Sherry Middaugh,lead Leigh Armstrong,second Lee Meklinger.CCA/michael burns photo

Just because many of the top teams are taking the weekend off, it doesn’t mean that it’s a quiet time on the World Curling Tour. The truth is quite the opposite — both the men and women have several events going on across the country, featuring some highly-positioned teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System.

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McEwen hopes to continue hot start

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 skip Mike McEwen,lead Denni Neufeld,second Matt Wozniak.CCA/michael burns photo

When all the the world’s top teams show up at the same event, the winner is often determined by who gets hot that week. In the case of Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen, it’s more of a case of staying hot.

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Winnipeg teams pad CTRS lead

Sochi Ru.Feb11-2014.Winter Olympic Games.Team Canadas,second Jill Officer.third Kaitlyn Lawes.WCF/CCA/michael burns photo

Going into the weekend, two Winnipeg teams were at the top of the Canadian Team Ranking System lists. After all the dust had settled in Gatineau, Que., and Portage la Prairie, Man., the same two teams were still in the lead — just farther ahead.

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Team Gushue looks to build on high ranking

Kamloops B.C.Mar4_2014.Tim Hortons Brier.Newfoundland/Labrador skip Brad Gushue.CCA/michael burns photo

If you were to ask most curling fans who the top three men’s teams in the world are, many might be able to guess two out of three — Olympic champion Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen have been ranked first and second on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit, respectively, for what seems like an eternity.

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Team McEwen pulls off big win in Portage

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Mike McEwen,lead Deni Neufeld,second Matt Wozniak.CCA/michael burns photo

Team Brad Jacobs started the 2014-2015 season where they left off last year. After a season of unprecedented success that included an Olympic gold medal, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., foursome won 17 of their first 19 games to start the new season, launching them into first place in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings.

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Jones tops Homan in Calgary showdown

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Jennifer Jones,lead Dawn McEwen,second Jill Officer.CCA/michael burns photo

With several events on the World Curling Tour this weekend, there was plenty of action across the country and lots of points up for grabs. Two Manitoba teams came away as the big winners, with Jennifer Jones and Reid Carruthers cashing in tournament wins, in high-valued events.

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Courtney adjusting to life with Team Homan

Team Alberts second Dana Ferguson, during draw one action at the 2014 Scotties tournament of Hearts

At age 25, Joanne Courtney has already handled most of the high pressure situations in competitive curling. She’s played in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, and countless other high-level events. But this season, she’s facing a new challenge: being the new girl.

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Sweeting brings home cash, CTRS points from Vernon

Alberta skip Val Sweeting in the championship game, 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

With most of the top teams taking the week off, the World Curling Tour’s Prestige Hotel & Resorts Curling Classic in Vernon, B.C., seemed like a good opportunity for some Canadian women’s teams to score some easier points on the Canadian Team Ranking System list.

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New-look Team Scott makes season debut in Vernon

BC skip Kelly Scott watches her shot during 4th draw action at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 16, 24th, Kingston, Ontario The Canadian Womans Curling Championship.

Time has a funny way of playing tricks on us. While it may seem like a while since Kelowna’s Kelly Scott was a dominant force in women’s curling, you don’t actually have to look too far back to be reminded that she’s been a consistent factor in the outcome of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for nearly a decade.

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Weekend roundup: Canadian teams shine in Sweden

Saint John N.B.Mar21_2014.Ford World Woman's Curling Championship.Canada skip Rachel Homan,third Emma Miskew.CCA/michael burns photo

It’s been a busy couple days on the World Curling Tour. Sunday morning, both Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones were playing for major Canadian Team Ranking System points at the Stockholm Ladies Cup in Sweden. Homan lost the final to Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson, while Jones won the bronze-medal game over Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni.

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National Team Program squads chase CTRS points in Sweden

Sochi Ru.Feb19-2014.Winter Olympic Games.Team Canada,skip Jennifer Jones.lead Dawn McEwen.second Jill Officer,WCF/michael burns photo

As the competitive season moves into Week 5, it’s suddenly not that easy to keep track of all the teams, events, and points up for grabs. Between the men and the women, there are nine bonspiels on the World Curling Tour schedule this weekend, many of which feature some high-level talent.

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Another victory for Team Jacobs

Sochi Ru.Feb16-2014.Winter Olympic Games.Team Canada,skip Brad Jacobs,lead Ryan Harnden,second E.J.Harnden.WCF/CCA/michael burns photo

Brad Jacobs and his team picked up exactly where they left off.

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