Author Archives: John Korobanik

Author Archives: John Korobanik

Historic first win for Nunavut at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

February 16, 2019

SYDNEY, N.S. — Three years ago Jenine Bodner threw Nunavut’s first-ever rock in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and on Saturday she skipped the territory’s team to its first-ever victory in the main draw of the event.

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Scheidegger wins Wild Card game, earns berth in 2019 Scotties

February 15, 2019

SYDNEY, N.S. — In a game that saw both team struggle with draw weight, skip Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., made a last-rock draw to the four-foot Friday to score one for a 7-6 win over Team Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., and a berth in the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

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Jones wins record fourth Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s crown

December 9, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Jennifer Jones showed once again on Sunday why she’s been one of the premiere female curlers in the world for years. The 44-year-old Winnipeg skip calmly executed a long runback double takeout to score three in the ninth end to beat Kerri Einarson’s Gimli, Man., team 8-5 to win her record fourth women’s title at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup.

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Jones beats Homan to earn berth in final at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 8, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Veteran Jennifer Jones rode a three-ender in the fourth to an 8-4 victory over Rachel Homan of Ottawa in the women’s semifinal at the Home Hardware Canada Cup on Saturday evening at Affinity Place.

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Team Koe steals way into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 8, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – It will be Kevin Koe of Calgary versus Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in Sunday’s men’s final at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup after Koe rallied for a 7-5 win over Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., in Saturday’s semifinal.

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Gushue is in, Koe and Bottcher to play tiebreaker at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 7, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Brad Gushue is in while Kevin Koe and Brendan Bottcher will play a tiebreaker Saturday morning to determine the last playoff team after the final round-robin men’s draw at the Home Hardware Canada Cup at Affinity Place in Estevan, Sask.

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Last-rock win gives Team Jacobs first place at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 7, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – In the end it was typical Brad Jacobs: make the big shot on final stone for a come-from-behind victory. And in this case one that clinched first place in the round-robin and moved his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team right into Sunday’s final of the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup.

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Team Epping looks to rebound from tough day at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 6, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. — Thursday was not a great day for John Epping and his Toronto teammates at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup. The foursome went into the day tied for top spot at 2-0 but emerged severely bruised at 2-2.

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Team Jacobs unbeaten after two draws at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 5, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. — Brad Jacobs executed two nearly perfect draws in the fifth and seventh ends to break open a tight battle between two Olympic gold medal winners and take an 8-4 win over Brad Gushue in the second draw of the Home Hardware Canada Cup Wednesday.

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Canada gives Officer farewell gift: Ford World Women’s Curling Championship gold medal

March 25, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – Jennifer Jones and Team Canada won the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in 11 ends Sunday and it was a fitting almost-farewell gift to long-time second Jill Officer.

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Last-rock draw gives Russia bronze medal at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 25, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – Russia’s Victoria Moiseeva drew to the four-foot with her final stone to score two in the 10th end and claim the bronze medal at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship Sunday with a 6-5 victory over Jamie Sinclair of the United States.

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Canada advances to final of Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 24, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – A capacity crowd in the North Bay Memorial Gardens was ready to party, singing before the game began, but then sat nervously through the final five ends before Jennifer Jones’s final rock in the 10th gave Canada a hard-fought 9-7 win over Jamie Sinclair of the U.S. The win sends Canada into the gold-medal game of the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Sweden into gold-medal final at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 24, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. –  Olympic gold-medallist Anna Hasselborg and her Swedish teammates are within one win of adding the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship to their already impressive resume.

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Now it gets serious at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 23, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. — The round-robin is done and now things really turn serious at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. The last of the qualifying teams – Anna Kubešková’s Czech Republic team – was declared in Friday’s final draw and now six teams, including Jennifer Jones of Canada, have two days to determine this year’s champion.

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Five of six playoff spots set at Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

March 23, 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont. – EunJung Kim and her Olympic silver medallists from South Korea stole five points in the final four ends to sneak past a shaken Victoria Moiseeva of Russia 8-7 Friday at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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