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Playoff-bound Canada knocks off China at World Men’s Championship

April 5, 2018

LAS VEGAS — Playoff tickets have been booked; now it’s a matter of where Team Canada lands in the playoff picture at the  2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada.

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Team Canada tied for top spot at World Men’s Championship

April 5, 2018

LAS VEGAS — There’s a three-way tie for first place at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, and Brad Gushue’s Canadian team is in the mix.

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Fifth straight win for Team Canada at World Men’s Championship

April 4, 2018

LAS VEGAS — Canada’s Brad Gushue team came out firing in an early morning showdown of leaders at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada.

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Team Canada sweeps Tuesday games at World Men’s Championship

April 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS — On a day during which Canadian curling icon Kevin Martin was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame, Brad Gushue provided some proof of his own Hall of Fame credentials at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada.

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Team Canada works overtime for win at world men’s championship

April 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS — Team Canada’s first morning game at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, nearly spilled into the afternoon.

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Canada pulls out dramatic victory at world men’s championship

April 2, 2018

LAS VEGAS — In a city to which tourists flock in search of a lucky streak, Brad Gushue and his St. John’s-based Canadian team hit the jackpot Monday afternoon at Orleans Arena.

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Team Canada back in the win column in Las Vegas

April 2, 2018

LAS VEGAS — Team Gushue got back on track in a big way Sunday night at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship.

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Canada opens World Men’s Championship on winning note

March 31, 2018

LAS VEGAS — It may have taken longer than a pro-Canadian crowd at the Orleans Arena had expected, but in the end, it was a familiar result for Brad Gushue and his St. John’s team at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada.

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Team Gushue goes for back-to-back gold at World Men’s Curling Championship

March 28, 2018

A Canadian team will be chasing history when it opens play Saturday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada.

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Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics

Canada celebrated with friends and family following their bronze medal win (photo: Brian Chick - Curling Canada)
March 17, 2018

After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly one-sided match. Canada took two in the first, never looked back, and the Canadian team will stand on the podium for the fourth straight Paralympic games. “I’m super proud,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “We put ourselves in a position to defend gold, and we played our hearts out ...

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Canada loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze

March 16, 2018

Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in wheelchair curling.  But, following the game that’s not the emotion he showed. “You know what? I am proud,” he said minutes after Chinese skip Haitao Wang made a remarkable tap to the button with the last shot of the game. “I’m really proud of the way that the team played… We ...

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Canada Advances to Playoffs After Victory Over Finland

March 15, 2018

The Paralympic playoff picture became a little bit clearer on Thursday as Canada completed yet another comeback victory vs. Finland.  With the win, Canada finished the round-robin at 9-2, which will be tied for first with South Korea, and also China. The Koreans will have the tiebreaker based on the head-to-head results. “We’re definitely happy,” said skip Mark Ideson. “If someone said we’d be 9-2 at the end of the week, we have taken it for sure.”  In what has become typical fashion for Team Canada, they started the game by getting down a few points before battling back in ...

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Canada qualifies for playoffs at Paralympics

March 15, 2018

Canada’s wheelchair curling team knew that defending a gold medal for the third time wasn’t going to be easy; nor was it going to be quick. The team constantly referred to the 11-game round robin as a marathon, and they were going to take it one mile at a time. With a 6-2 win over Germany, the Paralympians must feel that they’ve passed a major milestone by officially qualifying for the medal round. “It feels great,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “ It’s been a really long week. It feels like everyone is tired. We had a quick turn ...

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Canadians down NPA in Dramatic Fashion at Paralympics

Canada faces Neutral Paralympic Athletes in 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang - Photo: Brian Chick/Curling Canada
March 14, 2018

It was as though they were making it dramatic for the TV audience. Last end. Skips’ rocks. One for sure, and a measure for two and the win. The measuring stick doesn’t function properly. They have to get the other one from the far end of the sheet, delaying the result further. Talk about drama! Drama for the fans at least. For the players, it was pretty obvious. “I was pretty confident, and the NPA third looked at it and shook his head,” said Canadian third Ina Forrest of the delayed measurement. “So I was pretty sure he saw it ...

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Canadian Paralympians Fight Back to Beat Sweden

Pyeongchang, Korea, 11/3/2018-Canada plays Sweden in Wheelchair curling during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. Photo Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee.
March 11, 2018

It wasn’t the start they wanted, but as the old saying goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”   Canada looked pretty shaky in the opening ends of their third game of the 2018 Paralympic Games. The wheelchair curling team just couldn’t get comfortable.   “We just weren’t making our shots,” said Dennis Thiessen (Sanford, Man.), playing in his second Paralympics. “We let it slip with a couple of mistakes. so they got the lead on us early.”   After giving up steals of one and three in the first two ends, the tide suddenly turned for ...

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